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“Something we will NEVER forget!”

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
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$243.70*
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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$175.61*
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20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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$408.56*
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
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Owner description: Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown's leading scenic heli-flight company with a reputation of providing a high standard of professionalism and service. We offer daily scenic helicopter tours over the mountains, lakes, glaciers and fiords in and around Middle-earth, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park & Mt Aspiring National Park. Alpine or snow landings are part of all our flights and glacier landings are included in all our Milford Sound flights. We have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who will share their extensive local knowledge with you. For Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit fans we can show you many of the Queenstown film locations like nobody else, with pilots who were part of the film crew.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

My partner surprised me with this trip, Alpine Scenic (Flight 104) during our romantic getaway this Labour weekend. I must say this was the highlight! It is a must do and the best way to see Queenstown.

The staff at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters are all so friendly and accomodating. Stefan was our piolet and he was great, he made the ride enjoyable and interacted with all of us during the trip.

When we got to the top of the Remarkables we parked up and got out of the Helicopter to see the breathtaking views. Simply amazing!

We each had the oppotunity to have our picture taken infront of the helicopter and with the views in the back ground. As my partner & I were about to have ours taken my partner got down on one knee and proposed, it was so perfect! Stefan caught it on camera and we are both so greatful to have this moment saved for life! Thanks Stefan! :)

All around A+! Wonderful service & value for money! :)

Thank Bjsmum22
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on TA and congratulations on your engagement! Helicopters and breathtaking scenery do seem to have a way of bringing out the romance in people. We look forward to the chance of flying with you again one day, perhaps for your wedding or honeymoon?

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

By the seat of your pants. What a great trip. A pilot who knows what he is doing!! The best way to get to the top of a mountain without the slog up the hill. 360 degree views of the surrounding snow capped mountains. Great value for you money!!

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

My first helicopter ride. My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time and the views were absolutely magical, breathtaking, stunning etc (it's all been said before in other reviews but it is). Service was friendly and professional and I would recommend these guys to anyone who finds themselves in Queenstown and wants an amazing experience, The glacier landing was the highlight.

Thank David L
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Thank you ! For giving us such a life long memory to keep! WOW, what an absolutely breath taking experience we were given yesterday! For many years we have wanted to soar through the snow capped peaks of NZ's most magnificent marvels of nature, and we did it! We were very fortunate to have "Alfie" as our pilot, from Lord of the Rings aerial scenes fame!! Yes Alfie, you are famous! He was great from start to finish and made you feel totally at ease as we darted over and down the shear white peaks and into the valleys. If you are coming to Queenstown, you cannot miss this opportunity, you MUST do it, otherwise you are missing out on an experience of a lifetime. We have flown into the Grand Canyon by helicopter which was spectacular,and walked around the bottom, but this is something else again!

Everyone from Gerry and Peter to the other pilots are really nice guys, so you are in great hands. Get out there and do it now!!

Thank Geoff4Andie
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

It is such a pleasure to read your kind words, thank you for sharing them on TA. We often hear about Grand Canyon heli-flights from guests (which sound amazing) so it's great to hear that we have been able to take it to the next level for you.
As for Alfie, he may be our most experienced pilot but I'm not sure how he feels about being 'famous'. It's something he may have to get used to though as we are only days away from the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey so once again the spotlight will be on Queenstown and New Zealand as Middle-earth - Very exciting times indeed!

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

This was my first helicopter ride and my husband's second. It was a brilliant experience and we both really enjoyed it. Expectations were high and we were not disappointed. The pilot, Andy, was super nice and gave us a warm welcome which immediately put us at ease. He was really friendly and helpful throughout and didn't mind taking photos for us or answering the usual tourists questions that he must hear every day! You can throw yourself off a bridge for a couple of seconds for $180 or pay a little more and go on a fabulous helicopter tour instead (we did both!!)

Thank Houstie H
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