On this premier scenic flight you will marvel at the outstanding landforms and stunning beauty of the Wakatipu basin. The untamed Shotover River is revealed in rugged Skippers Canyon. See spectacular film locations from Lord of the Rings. The flight includes a landing at the Remarkables, 1538 meters above Queenstown where you can stand in the snow during Winter and admire the fantastic panoramic views.
With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways. Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.
The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.
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The Helicopter Line Base
Departures are on demand and flights are operated from 8:00am - 5:00pm, all year round.
Returns to original departure point
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The Grand Circle Helicopter Flight
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Scenic helicopter flight with landing (30 minutes)
- Pilot guide
- Live commentary on board
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Items of a personal nature
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- All children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
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You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address.
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