Southern Alps Circle Private Helicopter Flight

Meals included
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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Highlights & inclusions

Private helicopter charter from Queenstown
Views of Aoraki Mount Cook
Multiple alpine landings and lunch
See Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers
See the South Island icons in one day!
Knowledgeable pilot and commentary
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Wed, Jul 24, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the ultimate helicopter adventure on the five-hour Southern Alps Circle Private Charter flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. Departing from Queenstown, this exclusive helicopter charter offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Southern Alps and Mt Cook region in one day.

After your private helicopter flight takes off from Queenstown, you'll instantly be treated to awe-inspiring views of the Southern Alps, pristine alpine lakes, and hidden glaciers. Your experienced Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters pilot will guide you through this stunning landscape as you travel north via Mt Aspiring National Park, providing informative commentary along the way.

Aoraki Mt Cook is New Zealand's highest mountain, towering at 4,000 metres high. Marvel at this incredible sight from the comfort of your private helicopter charter, while your pilot provides some insights into the area. The Southern Alps Circle flight path then tracks towards the West Coast, where the jagged ice formations of the Franz and Fox Glaciers await. Make sure to bring your camera for some fantastic aerial photo opportunities.

Your private helicopter charter from Queenstown includes multiple landings along the way, such as Franz Josef township, snow, alpine and glacier landings. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquility of your surroundings and capture picture perfect moments.

The Southern Alps Circle Private Charter is perfect for those seeking a truly personalised and luxurious experience. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply want to indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, this private helicopter charter from Queenstown is sure to exceed your expectations.


What you need to know

  • 5 hour helicopter flight and multiple landings
  • Alpine, glacier and snow landings
  • Land at Franz Josef township
  • Delicious gourmet lunch
  • Commentary from the pilot
  • This experience departs year round on request. You also have the choice of helicopters from the Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters fleet
  • Please allow approximately 5 hours of this experience
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from 35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown
  • Courtesy transfers are available from Queenstown Central (enquire at the time of booking)
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • Windproof jacket
  • Warm clothing
Additional Information
  • On all scenic flights, minimum numbers apply unless otherwise stated. Individual bookings may be combined if necessary to achieve minimum numbers. We carry a maximum of 6 passengers per aircraft within Civil Aviation Authority restrictions. For aircraft weight and balance purposes, please advise at the time of booking if any passenger exceeds 83kg (CAA standard weight)
  • Do you have your own transport or would you like a hotel pick up? If so advise hotel pick up location
  • Please advise preferred departure time
  • Helicopter flights are weather dependent
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 100% cancellation fee
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements