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See native wildlife in their natural environment
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Scenic helicopter flight
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Your tour begins with a 7.30 am pickup from your Queenstown hotel and a short transfer to the helipad. After meeting your pilot and listening to the safety briefing, jump aboard and take off over the city towards Milford Sound. Soar over the rainforest covered valleys and glittering lakes of the Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy dramatic bird's eye views from your aerial vantage point. Make the first of your three landings on a glacier before flying on to Milford Sound to board your 2 hour Nature Boat Cruise. Traveling on board a small group boat, cruise along the glacial waters, past tumbling waterfalls and the looming mountain of Mitre Peak. Along the way, look out for seals, dolphins, and (depending on the season) rare Fiordland crested penguins.
Back on dry land, hop back on the helicopter and continue to your third destination - Earnslaw Burn, a magical spot that was used as a filming location in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. If you’re a Tolkien fan, you can walk in the footsteps of Bilbo and his company of dwarves under the waterfalls of Middle Earth (seen when they depart Rivendell to continue their quest), but if you haven't seen the film, you are sure to be impressed by the hanging glaciers, plunging waterfalls and rolling tussock fields. It's the perfect spot for a picnic with wine, beer or juice before climbing back on the helicopter for the return flight to Queenstown. On arrival in Queenstown around 3 pm, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Helicopter can accommodate 2 to 6 people (subject to weights for the 6th person as it is in one helicopter).
Round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown with 3 landings
Scenic Milford Sound Boat Cruise
Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Queenstown)
Picnic Lunch with wine, beer or juice
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Minimum of 2 adults per booking
Maximum of 6 people per booking (subject to weights)
Infants 3 years and under are free of charge but must sit on the parents lap
Children rates are from 4 to 12 years old
Operates in most weather conditions, please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a warm waterproof layer.
All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking for helicopter
Taxi will be waiting for you outside your Queenstown hotel
All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.