No visit to Queenstown is complete without a scenic helicopter flight, and there are flights on offer to suit all interests and budgets – but how do you know which one to choose? We’ve put together a list of our favourite flights to best suit your tastes:
No trip to NZ South Island is complete without a visit to the famous Milford Sound – there is a reason why everyone has heard of it! The steep green walls of the Fiord rise majestically from the dark sea, offering waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. Perhaps you might get very lucky and spot some wildlife, with the area playing host to dolphins, penguins, seals and very occasionally, whales. And there is no better way to access this environment than a scenic helicopter flight – this flight will give you the opportunity to truly understand the scale of the Fiordland region from up above, whilst also taking advantage of the manoeuvrability of a heli and getting up close and personal with scenic natural features and wildlife along the way. Want to stare at the famous Bowen falls Waterfall face to face? Fancy checking out one of the glaciers en route? Spotted some wild deer on the valley floor and would like a closer look? A Milford Heli flight can give you these experiences.
This 2 hour adventure takes you to one of the region’s most stunning, remote spots –Earnslaw Burn. Flying over the Moonlight Saddle, over the Richardson Mountains, you will approach Mt Earnslaw and fly over the blue ice and hanging Glacier. Land within the natural amphitheatre of rock, surrounded by waterfalls in every direction, as the run off from the glacier falls over 1000m, and spend some time to take in the marvel. Next, you’ll jump back into the helicopter to fly across Lake Wakatipu towards the Humboldt Mountains, following the stunning Greenstone Valley back towards Mt Nicholas Station. Here you’ll land to take in views towards both Glenorchy and the Fiordland, before returning back to the Queenstown hangar.
Queenstown is renowned for combining anything with a heli flight to create a new activity, but there’s one combo in particular that stands out… Even if you’re not a super keen golfer, there is no denying how awesome this unique experience is – Fly, Drive and Putt your way to the world’s most scenic golf shot! Just a short flight will take you up to 4500ft high to the tee, which offers panoramic views back towards Queenstown. Don’t get too distracted though or you might go over par!
Picture just you and your partner, on a remote mountain ledge overlooking Queenstown and the surrounding mountains, not a single soul in sight, sipping Champagne and enjoying a delicious picnic, without a tough hike in and out! Take a private heli flight and take all the time in the world – your pilot will drop you off with everything you need, including a radio – once you are ready to return, back to reality, just give the pilot a buzz, and they will fly back to collect you. True tranquillity and bliss.
Haven’t found what you were looking for? The best thing about helicopter flights is the ability for us to tailor make a custom flight for you to enjoy! Get in touch to discuss any of the above flights with us or to let us help you create the perfect charter experience just for you.