Ranked the #1 helicopter company on TripAdvisor – Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters operated by Helicopters Queenstown Ltd is Queenstown’s leading scenic heli-flight company. Since the 1980’s, we have flown guests from all over the world, offering a selection of daily scenic helicopter tours around Queenstown, Middle Earth, Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Park in our pristine fleet of Airbus helicopters. Alpine, snow or glacier landings are part of all our scenic flights and glacier landings are included in all Milford Sound options.
Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters have the largest & most modern fleet of Airbus helicopters in New Zealand, the average age of our fleet is just over one year old! We own & operate an Airbus H130 – this luxurious helicopter is the only one of its kind to be permanently based at Queenstown Airport & adds to the impressive fleet of 6-seater Airbus AS350 B2 & B3e Squirrel helicopters that we already operate.
We have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who collectively have more than 100,000 hours of flying experience. These highly skilled, well-known, local pilots can’t wait to share with you their extensive knowledge and history of the area while showing you the best of our amazing scenery.
Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters are New Zealand’s aerial film specialists and completed all the aerial film work for Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. Other aerial film credits include Narnia, King Kong, Wolverine, Disney’s Pete’s Dragon and much more!
Let Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters show you the best of New Zealand’s amazing scenery!