Helicopter Flight - Glacier Landing

Southern Glacier Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

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Latest Questions about Helicopter Flight - Glacier Landing

Hello, we are going to Queenstown in August. May I ask how long is the helicopter flight - glacier landing is? Do we have time to have a walk on the glacier? Will we see the green-blue ice there? Thank you.


The helicopter flight from Queenstown and glacier landing is 50 minutes in duration which allows for about a 5-10 minute landing, so you are flying for about 40 minutes in the helicopter. You probably wont see the green/blue ice there as you'll need to go to the west coast glaciers (fox or franz josef) to see that. The southern glacier flight from Queenstown however is still very spectacular with stunning views of the lake, mountains and glacier

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 2nd May 17 at 17:28

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Hi, may I ask what is the difference between the alpine snow heli-landing tour and the glacier-landing tour?

Will both tours have snow landings on top of a peak? I see more pictures of the glacier tour landing near water areas than snow capped ice.


There are a few differences between these two helicopter flights in Queenstown. The Snow Landing flight is only about 20-30 minutes in duration and takes you to the nearest snow capped peak to Queenstown, where as the Glacier Flight is 50 minutes and you fly to an actual Glacier. Both offer the opportunity to get out and walk around for a few minutes on the snow but only the Glacier flight allows you to land and walk on a glacier. There is a big difference in price and this reflects the extra flight time in the helicopter. The Glacier flight is widely regarded as the most scenic flight in the Queenstown area.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 22nd May 15 at 10:31

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Weight limits


Thanks for your question. The maximum combined weight for all the scenic helicopter flights in Queenstown is 470kg total. The helicopter can take up to 6 passengers as long as their combined weight is under 470kg. So essentially there is no maximum weight restriction for individual passengers as long as the total combined weight is under 470kg. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 1st Jun 14 at 12:59

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How long do you get to spend on the Glacier. and is there any hiking up on.


Hi Jean, you will spend about 10-15 minutes on the glacier during the Glacier Landing Helicopter Flight. The time is generally determined by the weather and the people on the flight as to how long they want to spend there. You can walk around on the glacier but there is no need to do any hiking. Alternatively, if you wanted to do a heli hike it is offerend at the Franz Josef glacier on the West Coast. Check out the following link for more information Franz Josef Heli Hike

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 8th Mar 12 at 10:54

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