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“Helluva Heli Ride”

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
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$244.89*
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic 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.
McLean VA, USA
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Helluva Heli Ride”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

The folks at Glacier Southern Lakes are simply outstanding, from initial inquiry, to the pick up at the hotel, to check in and payment, to the ride itself. Their pilots are very experienced, safe, and qualified. Their Eurocopters are clean and modern. While the amount for the long helicopter ride over the mountains, onto a glacier, onto a beach, and to Millford Sound was the spectacular highlight to our trip. The moments took our breath away. Our pictures were incredible. Every part of this experience was first rate. A wonderful experience, and an incredible day.

Visited April 2014
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thanks KQuinn714, thanks for your great review on GSLH. We hope you have taken some great memories with you back to your homeland. Be sure to look us up next time your in Queenstown! Cheers,
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“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

My wife and I have traveled all over the world and our trip with Glacier Southern Lakes was one of the top 5 excursions we have ever done! We took the Milford Sound + Cruise, the first leg to the glacier landing was our favorite part, try to get in the front for this part! We loved the whole experience, the pilot was very nice and the staff at the base were great. Overall an amazing trip, well worth the $$.

Visited February 2014
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Hi banksma007, great to read your review. That's one breathtaking trip you booked and extremely popular with our guests to Queenstown. We look forward to flying you next time or friends and family when they get to visit our beautiful town and it's stunning surrounds. Cheers.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Must do activity in Queenstown”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

By far the highlight of our trip, and my wife even jumped out of a plane. The pilot was very good and friendly. Laid back experience but exhilarating at the same time. Landing on the glacier was spectacular. This is worth every penny. We did the 4.5 hour trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound, the cruise and then landing on glacier before heading back to Queenstown. The cruise was ok... offered up a different look at Mitre Peak and the Sound than from the air.

Visited March 2014
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Hi CSmoak, thanks for your review, the Milford Sound experience is a great trip, as you get to see it from the air and water. The Glacier landing on the way is spectacular! Cheers.
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3 reviews
“Excellent heli ride”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

We took the heli ride from Queenstown to milford sound and had a glacier landing mid way.
It was amazing, the view was breathtaking. These people are very friendly and professional as well.

Visited February 2014
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Hi Nikunj A, many thanks for your review, you chose a wonderful heli experience, a flight to remember. We look forward to flying you or your family & friends when they next come to Queenstown. Cheers.
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
“Coolest thing I've ever done in my life”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have nothing but good things to say about this tour! It was my first helicopter ride and I was pretty concerned about safety. Very apparent right away that it was a top priority for them. It helped that it was a gorgeous day, very clear. The pilot was so nice! A little soft spoken so hard to hear but maybe it was just my headphones but it didn't matter. I was speechless it was so gorgeous and then sensation was unbelievable. We went right up and over mountain peaks and went all the way up to the snow (this was in summertime- so remember to bring some shoes and a jacket!). The customer service was also fantastic. Everyone was very accommodating. You will NOT regret taking the tour. It was one of the most incredible things I've ever been lucky enough to do!!!!

Visited February 2014
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Hi 55AOB, thank you for your review, it's just awesome to hear that you had the best time and a trip that you will remember forever! Cheers.
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