1. The Helicopter Line Queenstown
Fly over Queenstown’s iconic mountains with a snow landing almost always included in the experience. The Helicopter Line Queenstown is Queenstown’s original helicopter tour company, taking you to the scenic highlights of Queenstown or even further afield to Mt Cook, Twizel, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. They offer four set tours, with the most popular being The Remarkables with a landing in the mountains or the Southern Glacier Experience with a landing on the Jura Glacier.
2. Over The Top – The Helicopter Company
Over The Top mixes scenic flights over Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland with adventure experiences. Combine your flight to alpine glaciers or remote lakes with a gourmet picnic, hiking, boating, extreme golfing, wine tastings and fly fishing. Check out their Private Champagne Picnic or Altitude Golf Experience for examples of their unique helicopter tours in Queenstown.
3. Glacier Southern Lake Helicopters
Soar over Queenstown, Mt Aspiring, Fiordland National Park and Middle-earth scenery on a scenic helicopter tour with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. The helicopter company owns an up-to-date fleet of Airbus helicopters, offering spectacular tours to Milford Sound including a glacier landing, a tour of The Remarkables with a mountain landing, or treat yourself to something extra special with a Private Charter Fiordland Ultimate Helicopter Tour.
4. Alpine Adventures
Alpine Adventures offers a wide range of luxury activities in Queenstown, from wine tours to heli-hikes. Among their offering, are scenic helicopter flights through Queenstown’s remote backcountry, to Milford Sound, and most famously, for a heli-picnic at the Middle-earth Waterfalls, otherwise known as Earnslaw Burn. Whether you’re a Lord of the Rings fan or not, it’s hard to not be impressed by this hanging glacier creating tumbling waterfalls. Find out more about the Middle-earth locations in the area with ourLord of the Rings Locations in Queenstown.
5. Alpine Heliski
Swap the busy Queenstown ski fields in the winter season for remote and uncrowded runs in a heli-skiing experience with Alpine Heliski. Land on a remote mountain with powdery snow for a couple of long runs following your expert guide through stunning scenery. Mid-way through the tour, you’ll enjoy a hot gourmet lunch with tremendous alpine views. Choose to pay for extra runs or head back down to Queenstown Airport with hotel transfers included. Learn more about skiing in Queenstown in ourThe Ultimate Guide to the Queenstown Ski Season.