Heli Glenorchy is a family-owned and operated helicopter company providing spectacular scenic flight experiences. Located on the doorstep of the Southern Alps, Mount Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks and just a 45-minute drive from Queenstown.
We will fly you from peaceful little Glenorchy, and within 15 minutes you’ll be discovering breathtaking fiords, waterfalls, glaciers, soar high above the world-famous Milford Sound or touchdown for a snow landing taking in some of New Zealand’s unparalleled remote beauty.
Glenorchy Airfield is located at the Head of Lake Wakatipu. The spectacular 45 minute drive from downtown Queenstown to Glenorchy is rated as one of New Zealand’s top ten scenic drives, and a must-do for visitors to the South Island.
We recognise that for many of our visitors, exploring New Zealand and flying into the untouched beauty of Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks is a once in a lifetime opportunity. So we keep our fleet small, we keep the experience personal, our operation safe, and we deliver that once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.
Prepare to be wowed. Taking off from the top of Lake Wakatipu in Glenorchy, you are hit with views instantly.
Our most popular flight as you discover some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery by helicopter, Steep snow capped mountains plunge into the lake as you climb away from civilisation into pure New Zealand. As you fly up to your own snow capped mountain top, (Humboldt Mountains) enjoy views over the rugged Dart River as it disappears into mount aspiring National Park. Feel dwarfed by Mt Earnslaw as a sea of mountains surrounds you from all directions.
Then as the helicopter lands in the untouched snow and gently winds down, find yourself in pure solitude. Armed with only your camera and a smile for what will ultimately be a real once-in-a-lifetime, “on top of the world” photo.
No mountain view could be more majestic and tantalising than that of Mount Earnslaw on a clear day.
Discover Middle Earth on our flagship flight as we soar over a remote high-country station towards towering Mt Earnslaw. Experience a close-range flyover of the breathtaking “hanging” Earnslaw Glacier before touching down on the Upper Humboldt Mountains for a snow landing and breathtaking panoramic views of the Dart River and Lake Wakatipu.
Experience the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ by air. Fly over the magnificent fiord, carved by ancient glaciers, famous for its cascading waterfalls, unique wildlife and sheer cliffs. This World Heritage Area is just a scenic flight over the Southern Alps from Glenorchy.Fly across the Southern Alps discovering native beech forests, towering peaks, spectacular glaciers and hidden lakes before soaring above Mitre Peak and the famous waterfalls of Milford Sound. Before return to the Glenorchy Airfield land in snow on the Upper Humboldt Mountain range for panoramic views of Glenorchy and beyond.
Experience the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ by air. Fly over the magnificent fiord, carved by ancient glaciers, famous for its cascading waterfalls, unique wildlife and sheer cliffs. This World Heritage Area is just a scenic flight over the Southern Alps from Glenorchy. The ultimate way to experience Milford Sound and Fiordland. Enjoy spectacular aerial views as we fly from Glenorchy to Milford Sound before taking to the seas for a Southern Discoveries cruise across the world-famous fiord. Includes a complimentary picnic lunch and hot soup. Before returning to Glenorchy touch down for a snow landing on the Upper Humboldt Mountain range with breathtaking panoramic views of the Dart River and over Lake Wakatipu.
Experience the untouched paradise of Fiordland as we fly deep into the world-renowned national park. Enjoy breathtaking views across Lake Erskine before flying over the Milford Track to New Zealand’s tallest waterfall, the towering Sutherland Falls. Fly down Milford Sound and lose yourself in its ancient forests before landing on a remote West Coast beach to breathe in the fresh sea air. Taking off towards Glenorchy, you will fly over Mount Tutoko, the highest peak in Fiordland National Park, to land on the Humboldt Mountain range with panoramic views across Glenorchy and beyond.
Fly from towering mountains to rugged coast and experience the thrill of a glacier landing as we traverse the full length of Milford Sound to meet the Tasman Sea. Land on a remote West Coast beach and breathe in the fresh sea air before flying back towards Glenorchy to touch down on snow with breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the Dart River and Lake Wakatipu.
Explore hidden alpine lakes and cascading waterfalls as we head deep into the rugged glacial landscapes of Mount Aspiring National Park. Look into the depths of plummeting ice-blue crevasses as we fly over some of the region’s most spectacular glaciers before touching down for a once in a lifetime glacier landing.