Allow 1 hour
Our Glacier Explorer excursion departs from Queenstown to take you high above the Wakatipu basin to show off all the surrounding beauty. You will then head on a scenic journey towards an ancient glacier which constantly moves under its own weight.
On arrival, the helicopter will shut down on the landing to allow you to enjoy the peace and quiet. Hear the creaking of the glacier, feel the white ice crunch beneath your feet, peer into pure blue crevasses and absorb the stunning scenery of this magical place. Learn of the glacial recession and monitoring of this permanently frozen world.
Your helicopter will then lift off to bring you back on a scenic flight covering more of the Queenstown area including the main surrounding mountain ranges, Queenstown township and the long thin Z -shaped glacial formed lake known as Lake Wakatipu.
What You'll Get
Deep in the Southern Alps discover the blue ice, learn of the glacial recession, and the monitoring of this permanently frozen world.
Fly from our hanger at Queenstown Airport to one of our local glaciers, enjoy views over Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown and the surrounding areas. Your helicopter will shut down after landing on a glacier, so you can enjoy the beautiful sounds of nature.
Either self-drive to our departure lounge at the Queenstown airport where we have ample complimentary parking and aim to be here 15 minutes prior to lift off. Alternatively, we can arrange a pick up from your Queenstown accommodation 30 minutes prior to lift off.
Please note: Flights are weather dependent and subject to the pilots discretion.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum 2 passengers required for the Shared Flight
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- Scenic Helicopter tour
- Glacier landing (weather dependant)
- Bose noise cancelling headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Professional pilot / guide
- Applicable landing and facility fees
- National Park fees
- Complimentary Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Complimentary bottled still water
- Food & Beverage
Over The Top Helicopters - Heli Base
Complimentary car parking available
Flexible departure times
Over The Top Heli Base
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