Queenstown & Glenorchy Scenic Helicopter Flights & Experiences

The Ultimate Alpine Adventure - NZ $655 per person / Allow 6 up to hours return to Queenstown

Jet boat shallow waters and fly high above alpine peaks on this heli jet combo.

Begin your Alpine Adventure with a scenic drive into historic Skippers Canyon followed by an adrenalin fuelled jet boat ride through the dramatic canyons of the Shotover River. Soak up the stunning surrounds and old gold mines before being whisked off by helicopter to a mountain top location where the land meets the sky. You will experience alpine vistas that will take your breath away before landing in Glenorchy, the ‘Gateway to Paradise’, and continuing back to Queenstown on one of the most scenic drives in the world.



• From outside the Station Building on the corner of Camp and Shotover Streets.
• Be ready to go 10mins before trip departure time.



Summer (October – April): 8.20am and 12pm.
Winter (May – September): 9am and 1pm.



  • A guided tour into Skippers Canyon with Skippers Canyon Jet
  • An adrenaline pumping 25 minute Jet Boat ride
  • 25 minute scenic helicopter flight with Heli Glenorchy
  • Mountain top landing high in the Southern Alps
  • Time to relax in Glenorchy
  • Return transport to Queenstown
  • Bus driver commentary
  • Photo opportunities
  • Lord of the Rings locations
  • Gold mining history
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Both the Skippers and Glenorchy Roads
  • Two family owned and operated local businesses


RATES (until 30 September 2019)

Adult: $655.00

Child (4-15 years old): $455.00

Minimum numbers: To confirm a trip 4 passengers are required at the price listed above unless otherwise requested as private for $2,220.00.



• Dress for the conditions on the day!
• Summer: Hat, sunglasses, warm top, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and a camera.
• Winter: Warm hat, wind proof warm jacket, gloves, sunglasses, water and a camera. Dress like you are going skiing and you’ll love it!



• This is a true back country experience- getting there is half the fun!
• We recommend using the toilet before you leave Queenstown.
• ‘No Shows’ or cancellations within 24hrs of trip departure time are non-refundable.
• Please advise if you have any medical conditions, back problems or are pregnant.
• You will be travelling on jet boat at speed and landing high in the Southern Alps so dress accordingly.

Alpine Snow Landing - NZ $310 per person / Allow 25 minutes

Our most popular flight. Discover some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery by air before touching down for a snow landing on the Humboldt Mountains, with panoramic views across Glenorchy and beyond.

Mt. Earnslaw Glacier with Snow Landing - NZ $495 per person / Allow 35 minutes

Discover Middle Earth on our flagship flight as we soar over a remote high-country station towards towering Mt Earnslaw. Experience a close-range flyover of the breathtaking ‘hanging’ Earnslaw Glacier before touching down on the Upper Humboldt Mountains for a snow landing.

Glacier Landing - NZ $625 per person / Allow 40 minutes

Explore hidden alpine lakes and cascading waterfalls as we head deep into the rugged glacial landscapes of Mount Aspiring National Park. Look into the depths of plummeting ice-blue crevasses as we fly over some of the region’s most spectacular glaciers before touching down for a once in a lifetime glacier landing.

Milford Sound Flyover & Snow Landing - from NZ $730 per person / Allow 50 minutes.

Experience the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ by air. Fly over the magnificent fiord, carved by ancient glaciers, famous for its cascading waterfalls, unique wildlife and sheer cliffs. This World Heritage Area is just a short scenic flight over the Southern Alps from Glenorchy. It is a classic flight to view the region from above, and particularly good for those who are short on time.



Milford Sound Heli-Cruise-Heli NZ $975 per person

The ultimate way to experience Milford Sound and Fiordland. Enjoy spectacular aerial views as we fly from Glenorchy to Milford Sound before taking to the seas for a 1 hour 45 minute cruise across the world-famous fiord with Southern Discoveries. Includes complimentary picnic lunch and hot soup.

Fiordland - Milford, Beaches & Glaciers - NZ $940 per person / Allow 1hr, 15 mins

Fly from towering mountains to rugged coast and experience the thrill of a glacier landing as we traverse the full length of Milford Sound to meet the Tasman Sea. Land on a remote West Coast beach and breathe in the fresh sea air before flying back towards Glenorchy to touch down on an ancient glacier.

Fiordland - Milford, Lakes & Sutherland Falls - NZ $1,155 per person / Allow 2 hours

Experience the untouched paradise of Fiordland as we fly deep into world-renowned national park. Enjoy breathtaking views across Lake Quill before flying over the Milford Track to New Zealand’s tallest waterfall, the towering Sutherland Falls. Fly down Milford Sound and lose yourself in its ancient forests before heading back towards Glenorchy to land on the spectacular Humboldt Mountain range.

Bespoke Charter Experiences / Cost: Enquire

Let your imagination run wild and create your own tailor-made itinerary. From heli-hiking, fishing, biking or hunting to customised Lord of the Rings tours or photographic scenic flights, the sky’ the limit! We know the region like the back of our hand and love sharing our knowledge and passion with you. Our goal is to create unique, personalised and unforgettable helicopter adventures around our spectacular region. If you are looking to explore, let us fly you.


Added Extras / Cost: Enquire

Picnic (Charter Flights Only) - Delicious locally prepared picnics and refreshments can be arranged for your charter flight as an added extra.  A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for this to be arranged.


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Flight options are for a minimum of 2 people. 


Transport from Queenstown: Complimentary return shuttle from Central Queenstown to Glenorchy is available on request.


Weather: Flights are subject to weather, and itineraries may be altered at the discretion of the pilot in order to maintain safety and ensure you an enjoyable experience. No charges will be incurred if Heli Glenorchy cancel and the booking is unable to be rescheduled.


Cancellations: A minimum of 24 Hours notice is required if you chose to cancel your booking. Any cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will incur a fee of 50% of the booking cost. 


Prices: Subject to change without notice. Valid until 30 September 2019.


Child Prices: Aged 4 –11  – Child prices are calculated at 70% of the adult fare. Infants fly free.


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