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Experience the splendour of New Zealand’s South Island like never before with Heliworks Queenstown Scenic Flights.

Our helicopter tours redefine adventure, offering you a seat to the breathtaking landscapes that make Queenstown the world’s adventure capital.

Soar high above iconic destinations such as Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, and the Southern Alps as our skilled pilots navigate the dramatic alpine scenery.

Marvel at the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and the rugged beauty of Mount Aspiring National Park during our customised scenic flights.

At Heliworks, we’re not just offering helicopter rides; we’re delivering unforgettable experiences that immerse you in the heart of New Zealand’s natural wonders.

Explore our scenic flight options, ranging from short tours over Queenstown to extended journeys to remote destinations like Milford Sound and Aoraki/Mount Cook. Each flight provides you with a unique and unforgettable experience.

Queenstown Scenic Flights:

  • Remarkables Scenic: Fly over the Remarkables mountain range, offering panoramic views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.
  • Queenstown Essential: Experience the best of Queenstown, including the Shotover River, Lake Hayes, and Coronet Peak.
  • Earnslaw Burn Express: Discover the hidden beauty of the Earnslaw Burn, a pristine wilderness area with waterfalls and glaciers.
  • Paradise Picnic: Combine a scenic flight with a gourmet picnic lunch in a secluded mountain location.

Beyond Queenstown:

  • Milford Sound: Discover the majestic fiord of Milford Sound, known as the eighth natural wonder of the world.
  • Aoraki/Mount Cook: Fly over the Southern Alps and land on the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s largest glacier.
  • Mt Nicholas Station: Enjoy a scenic flight and landing on a high-country sheep station, followed by a traditional farm lunch.

Elevate your adventure with Heliworks Queenstown Scenic Helicopter Flights and discover the extraordinary beauty that awaits you on every journey.

Remarkable's Experience

Price:  $290 Per person – Child $205 pp
Departure: 9:00 am & 11:30 am
Duration: 20 minutes approx.

Soar to new heights with our Remarkables Helicopter Tour, offering unparalleled views of Queenstown’s stunning landscapes.

Land atop The Remarkables, one of the world’s only North-South running mountain ranges.

Capture the moment with up-close encounters, aerial vistas of Queenstown, and a winter snow landing if conditions permit.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the lake, town, and surrounding mountains during this unforgettable experience.

Take advantage of this photo-worthy adventure!


Queenstown Essential

Price:  $560 Per person – Child $395 pp
Departure: 9:30 am &11:30 am
Duration: 45 minutes approx. with two landings

A great introductory Queenstown helicopter tour

It’s not called essential for nothing! This round trip takes you over the most iconic, must-see sites in the Queenstown area. 

Heading down the Frankton Arm, we touch down on Cecil Peak for sweeping views of the lake, town, and surrounding mountains. 

Back in the helicopter, we continue past Ben Lomond and into Moonlight Creek towards the famous Skippers Canyon. This area is steeped in the rich history of early gold miners – best viewed from above. 

We follow the winding Shotover River canyon back home for one last landing before swinging past Coronet Peak before landing back at base. 

Iconic sites – tick! 

Heliworks Glacier Express

Price:  $720 Per person – Child $505 pp
Departure: 9:15 am & 11:45 am
Duration: 60 minutes approx.

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Heliworks Glacier Express, where you’ll witness the awe-inspiring beauty of blue ice and land on a pristine glacier.


  • Blue Ice Landing: Touch down on a remote glacier and marvel at the stunning blue ice, capturing a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.
  • Skippers Canyon Views: Soar above historic Skippers Canyon, offering panoramic views of its gold mining sites and adding a touch of history to your journey.
  • Mt Aspiring Majesty: Fly past Mt Aspiring, the highest peak in Mt Aspiring National Park at 3,033m/9,951ft, immersing yourself in the grandeur of this majestic mountain.

Discover why Heliworks GlacierExpress is among our most popular excursions, providing an up-close encounter with the mesmerising blue ice of a secluded glacier.

Experience the expansive beauty of Fiordland National Park on your way to the glacier, making every moment a breathtaking memory.

Heli Tour with Snow Landing

Price:  $410 Per person – Child $285 pp
Departure: 9:00 am & 11:30 am
Duration: 35 minutes approx.

Embark on a winter wonderland adventure with our Snow Landing Helicopter Experience, offering breathtaking views and a snowy mountain-top touchdown.


  • Snowy Mountain Stroll: Leave snowy footsteps on a mountain top, creating unforgettable memories in a pristine winter landscape.
  • Panoramic Views: Enjoy incredible vistas over Queenstown and The Remarkables, capturing the enchanting beauty of the snow-covered surroundings.
  • Historic Skippers Canyon: Fly over Skippers Canyon, a historic gold mining area, adding a touch of history to your scenic helicopter journey.

This 35-minute escapade promises an unforgettable experience as we whisk you into the mountains for a snowy landing.

Immerse yourself in chilly yet spectacular photography opportunities, and for the adventurous, engage in some exhilarating snowball fights!

The return flight treats you to expansive views over the Wakatipu basin, completing your winter adventure with a grand aerial perspective.

Milford Sound Heli-Cruise-Heli

Price:  $1295 Per person – Child $910.00 pp
Departure: 9:30 am
Duration: 4 hours approx.

Experience Milford Sound from Above & Below!

This unforgettable Queenstown helicopter tour offers a unique perspective on the majestic Milford Sound. Soar over the Richardson Mountain Range and witness endless alpine peaks, lush valleys, and crystal-clear lakes.

Your adventure includes:

  • Breathtaking scenic flight from Queenstown
  • Landing on a pristine glacier for incredible photo opportunities
  • Milford Sound cruise: Marvel at towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and Mitre Peak – a true crown jewel. (Cruise partner included)
  • Up-close encounters with wildlife like fur seals, dolphins, and even the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin (seasonal)
  • Return helicopter flight for a stunning journey home

Earnslaw Burn Picnic

Price:  $940 Per person – Child $660.00 pp
Departure: 11:45 am 
Duration: 90 minutes approx.

Escape to a hidden paradise with our exclusive Earnslaw Burn helicopter picnic experience from Queenstown. This one-of-a-kind adventure offers breathtaking scenery, a gourmet picnic, and access to a location only available through Heliworks.

  • Secluded Landing: Touch down amidst the stunning scenery of the Earnslaw Burn, a location exclusive to Heliworks.
  • Panoramic Views: Soar above the Wakatipu basin and witness the region’s natural beauty from a unique perspective.
  • Locally Sourced Picnic: Savor a delectable spread of locally-crafted delicacies while surrounded by majestic mountains and a hanging glacier.
  • Unforgettable Setting: Imagine the sound of cascading waterfalls, the sparkle of a glacier overhead, and the taste of fine wine in your hand. This is an experience unlike any other.

Perfect for Special Occasions:

This romantic getaway is ideal for proposals, honeymoons, anniversaries, or anyone seeking an unforgettable adventure. Follow in the footsteps of Middle-earth, as this location was featured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies.

Year-Round Spectacle:

The Earnslaw Burn offers breathtaking beauty throughout the year. While waterfalls may be less prominent in winter, the snow-capped glacier creates a truly magical spectacle.

Milford Heli-Cruise & Earnslaw Burn

Price:  $1685 Per person – Child $1180 pp
Departure: 9:30 am 
Duration: 5 Hours approx.

Experience Milford Sound Like Never Before!

This exclusive helicopter tour combines the majesty of Milford Sound with a hidden gem – the Earnslaw Burn. Soar above remote Fiordland valleys, pristine alpine lakes, and cascading waterfalls before landing in Milford Sound itself.

Your adventure includes:

  • Breathtaking scenic flight from Queenstown
  • Milford Sound cruise: Witness towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls (Fairy and Stirling Falls) and the iconic Mitre Peak up-close aboard a partner cruise.
  • Wildlife encounters: Spot playful dolphins, fur seals, and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin (seasonal).
  • Exclusive landing at Earnslaw Burn: Discover a hidden paradise featuring a glacier-fed river, diverse wildlife, and the awe-inspiring Earnslaw Glacier towering over 1,000 feet above. (Exclusive to Heliworks)

Fiordland's Finest

Price:  $1690 Per person – Child $1185 pp
Departure: 2:15 pm
Duration: 150 minutes approx.

Explore Milford Sound’s Majesty & Hidden Gems by Helicopter!

This Queenstown helicopter tour showcases the best of Fiordland National Park, from iconic landmarks to exclusive hidden havens. Soar above high alpine lakes, witness mighty waterfalls, and land on a pristine glacier (weather permitting).

Unforgettable Highlights:

  • Iconic Milford Sound: Witness towering cliffs, Sutherland Falls (Fiordland’s second highest!), and the majestic Mitre Peak.
  • Exclusive Earnslaw Burn Landing: Touch down in a breathtaking valley (exclusive to Heliworks) featuring a hanging glacier and cascading waterfalls. (Note: Fewer waterfalls in winter, but still stunning!)
  • High Alpine Lake & Glacier Landing (weather permitting): Capture incredible photos from a unique perspective.
  • Scenic Flight: Witness the beauty of the Richardson Mountains, Glenorchy, Lake Wakatipu, Lake Erskine, and the rugged West Coast.
  • Skippers Canyon Flyover: Soak in the history of this gold mining region on your return to Queenstown.
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