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Helicopter Flights in Queenstown

Helicopter Flights

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There is no other experience quite like a scenic helicopter flight and to do it in a majestic alpine environment like Queenstown makes it even more mind-blowing. Whichever helicopter flight in Queenstown you choose, you're guaranteed a memorable sightseeing adventure that will last a lifetime.

The Remarkables helicopter flight in Queenstown climbs to the top of the rugged nearby Remarkables mountain range to take in panoramic views of Queenstown and the surrounding mountains. This helicopter flight over Queenstown includes a 10-minute alpine landing on the Remarkables mountain range for you to capture the beauty of this town and grab a picture with a 360-degree mountainous backdrop.

You may think a helicopter flight in Queenstown is a premium experience, but the Pilot's Choice helicopter flight over Queenstown is great value for money! This is a Queenstown helicopter flight lucky dip, as you put your trust in the Pilots's hands. You pilot will choose the best location based on the day's conditions and take you on the chosen helicopter flight over Queenstown allowing you to be mesmerised with the birds-eye views of Queenstown before experiencing an alpine landing on your Queenstown helicopter flight. In winter it is highly likely this helicopter flight in Queenstown will include a snow landing too!

Milford Sound is a must-do activity while in New Zealand and experiencing this in a helicopter is the ultimate premium experience! On your Queenstown helicopter flight to Milford Sound you will be immersed in the endless views of alpine lakes, abundant rainforests, impressive waterfalls alongside the breathtaking Southern Alps. This Queenstown helicopter flight is absolutely spectacular as it includes a remote alpine landing where you will be in complete awe of the natural beauty.

The Southern Alps is a popular helicopter flight in Queenstown which has you soaring above the snow-capped peaks of the Mount Aspiring National Park and the Southern Alps with views of the glacial icefalls and rich native forests on a 50-minute helicopter adventure.

Can I visit Franz Josef and Fox glacier on a Queenstown helicopter flight?

Many guests to Queenstown are keen to visit a glacier, however, they are a fair distance away from Queenstown. This means a Queenstown helicopter flight to the glaciers can be expensive as this is done on a private charter basis, making these unaffordable for most. A great alternative to a Franz or Fox glacier heli-hike is a trip to nearby Mt Cook. This trip involves a scenic overflight from Queenstown to Mount Cook, upon arrival to the National Park you will then experience a remarkable 30-minute helicopter ride with a glacier landing, this gives you the chance to get out on the ice and experience the true magic of a glacier.

Do you have maximum passenger weight for Queenstown helicopter flights?

There are no weight limits on helicopter flights in Queenstown as the limit is on the overall weight of the aircraft. Therefore it is required that all passenger weights are provided when booking a Queenstown Helicopter Flight for them to decide the overall number of passengers in the aircraft.

What is the best time to book in a Queenstown helicopter flight?

We always recommend booking on to a morning flight, this means that if the weather conditions are bad for the morning, you may be able to reschedule for the afternoon. With a helicopter flight, it is best to be proactive and check the weather forecast for the day of your booking in advance, you can then try to reschedule to better conditions for a better flying experience.

What if my helicopter flight in Queenstown is cancelled?

We can control a lot of things, but sadly weather isn’t one of them! Unfortunately, helicopter flights in Queenstown do get cancelled due to bad weather, but it's always a good idea to bare in mind that if the weather is bad, you wouldn’t have been able to see the spectacular views anyway! For Queenstown helicopter flights to Milford Sound it is important to remember that Milford Sound has around 182 days of rain a year, so with safety being a priority, it means that some flights from Queenstown are unable to go ahead. The best piece of advice is to book your Queenstown helicopter flight for the first day of your trip, which gives you plenty of time to reschedule so you don’t miss out on an incredible experience. If you are unable to reschedule, you can use the credit towards another activity, so get in touch as soon as you know and we can fill your day with other epic activities, or of course process a refund for you.

Why is flying to Milford Sound in a helicopter better than a fixed-wing plane?

Flying in a helicopter is a little bit more expensive than a fixed-wing plane, which means it is out of most peoples budgets, but there are a lot of reasons why splashing that extra cash can be worthwhile. Firstly, a helicopter is less affected by weather which means fewer cancellations! When in the air if the conditions become windy a helicopter will experience less turbulence than a small plane, so if you are a nervous flyer a helicopter is for you. For the duration of your trip the views tend to be better in a helicopter as windows are larger, giving you unrestricted views. The biggest bonus of a Queenstown helicopter flight to Milford Sound is the added alpine or glacier landings which you don't experience on a fixed wing flight.


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