Mt Earnslaw Glacier


Mt Earnslaw Glacier

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 breath-taking "hanging" Earnslaw Glacier before touching down in the lower basin to enjoy this incredible spot.

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Prices listed are for shared experiences with others. To book a private charter, click here

If one landing isn't enough, upgrade your flight and add on a second landing!

Alpine Landing 

Add on an alpine landing and enjoy panoramic views of the Dart River and Lake Wakatipu.

  • Adult - $120 per person
  • Child - $120 per person 
  • Trip duration - 45 minutes 

Glacier Landing 

Go a little further and land on an epic glacier.

  • Adult - $225 per person
  • Child - $225 per person 
  • Trip duration - 55 minutes 

Please take note that during the winter months the Earnslaw Burn does not have as many fast flowing waterfalls compared to the spring/summer/autumn months. It is still a stunning and magical location even in the winter months however we would like you to be aware of this.

Transport from Queenstown

We offer complimentary return transport from Queenstown return. Please make sure to book this in addition to your flight experience. 

If you are self-driving, it will take approximately one hour to drive from downtown Queenstown to Glenorchy. 

What to bring?

As you will be enjoying an alpine environment we recommend you:

  • Wear sensible comfortable covered shoes
  • Bring along or wear warm clothing, including a jacket
  • Remember to bring your camera, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent

Additional information

Minimum passenger numbers apply. Heli Glenorchy reserves the right to up-grade passengers or merge flights for operational reasons or flight management purposes if required. Occasionally flight paths or landing locations may alter at the pilot’s discretion. 

Flights are also weather dependent. Weather checks are to be made one hour prior to departure by phoning 0800 4354 49. If we cannot fly due to weather, we will offer alternative options. 


Any cancellations made within 24 hours of departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If passengers ‘no-show’ for a flight, 100% of the fare will apply. If we cannot operate due to weather and as a result, passengers are unable to fly, no cancellation fees will apply.

Your journey

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Flight options are for a minimum of 2 people.


Subject to change without notice. Valid until 30 September 2024.

Child Prices

Aged 3 –11.
Child prices are 70% of the adult fare.
Infant prices are 50% of the adult fare.


As all flights are weather dependent so no payment is taken until the time of your flight. A 2% surcharge will apply to all credit and contactless transactions made at the counter.