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“Once in a lifetime!”

The Helicopter Line Queenstown
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$182.20*
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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
Ranked #45 of 159 Tours in Queenstown
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Owner description: Set against a backdrop of The Remarkables Mountain Range and nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a picture perfect alpine paradise, recognised internationally. The many exciting activities available in this natural playground have earned Queenstown the reputation as the “Adventure Capital of the World.” In conjunction with Queenstown Combos, The Helicopter Line offers several activity Combos packages.
Reviewed March 10, 2012

I did the flight to Milford Sound, 2 hours cruise then return flight with a glacier and a mountain top landing. Indescribable!
The pilot was so great and just let the helicopter's manouverabilty and the scenery work it's magic. No stunts or thrill seeking - just totally amazing!
Even if you don't have time for the cruise find the time and money for a scenic flight. This is a must do!

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MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2012

“Milford is our favorite too!
We are pleased we were able to share this special place with you and give you a once in a lifetime trip.
Hopefully we will see you again so that we can share more amazing spots with you and why not make it a twice in a lifetime!”

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

There are just so many activities in and around Queenstown and this one is most definately not to be missed. I was collected and returned to my hotel. I took a 30 min heli flight which took in the 'Remarkables'. We made a brief landing at 6,000 ft with fantastic views. The total cost of £65 was well worth every penny. An experience that will stay with me forever!

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MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2012

" We are so glad you enjoyed your flight with us, we hope to see you again soon!"
The Team At The Helicopter Line- Queenstown

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Reviewed February 9, 2012

We had missed out on taking a flight to Franz Joseph on two occasions, and so, when the opportunity arose to fly to Milford Sound and back, we jumped at it.
Flying out over Queenstown, itself, is wonderful, because it is such a pretty area, but once we got away from Queenstown is when the adventure really began. Initially, we pointed out every glimpse of snow that we saw (given this is summer), but then we came upon the glacier, and our jaws dropped. We had seen them before in other countries, and we have walked on the Athabascar (sp?) Glacier in Canada, but the thrill and majesty of them never seems to go away! Plus, as we rose alongside and up above the glacier, the cracks and fissures viewed sideways looked as though we were looking at stalactites and stalagmites, except they were made of blue ice. We made three landings, of which one was on a glacier, where we were surrounded by ice, and another where there were wonderful views of lakes. The vegetation that survives in these harsh conditions is fascinating. And then we flew to Milford Sound and flew around it so that we could see it from different vantages, and finally landed and looked down at it. Although we visited Milford Sound the “normal” way a couple of days later, this was a unique experience.
Queenstown Helicopters is a class operation, from Hamish, a young man who picked us up at the hotel, to the receptionist at the airport who agreed to make some calls for me for my travel the next day (so that I could get on the chopper), to the pilot, who was friendly, obliging, informative, and who obviously enjoyed what he does and wants others to share it.
Five stars in my book

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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Flying over the amazing scenery of New Zealand in the safe hands of Pete, our helicopter pilot was quite an experience! He provided a great commentary as we soared above the snow-capped mountainside. After landing he took a photo of us which he then printed in the back of the helicopter and it was part of a souvenir pack which included the photo and a CD of 140 images of the mountain landscape.
We were transported from our accommodation and returned safely there at the end of the flight.
Highly recommend this adventure!

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

We had originally been going to fly with helicopter line at mount cook but do to low cloud it was not possible. However, it was arrange that we could do a similar trip in queenstown later in the day. The trip was really good with friendly staff from start to finish. We felt safe in their hands. The views from the helicopter were great and the snow landing with lovely fluffy snow and lots of photo opportunities was awesome. We saw glaciers, sheep country and rivers and lakes as well as the remarkables. Although I had been looking forward to our mount cook experience we were not overly upset that our plans had to change.

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