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.
Aircraft: 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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Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
Hotel pickup and drop off
Scenic helicopter flight with landing (30 minutes)
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.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
The flight was absolutely amazing! The views were stunning, and words can not describe them. Definitely worth doing. Pilot was lovely and very knowledgeable! The whole trip was a breathtaking experience! Loved it!