We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Post
Inbox
Search

50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

Save
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$409,52
Date
2 travellers
Highlights
    What to Expect
    Receive a pickup from your Queenstown hotel or make your way to the tour operator offices to begin your adventure. You can choose between a convenient morning and afternoon departure options.

    When you take off, climb rapidly above the scenery of Queenstown before zooming like a bird over Paradise Valley as you head toward Mount Aspiring National Park. Feel like you’re looking down at a real-life postcard as you take in the captivating scenery of blue-green ice formations and majestic mountain spires.

    You’ll cap off your flight by landing on top of Clarke Glacier, the largest in the region, allowing you time to take photos to share with friends and family back home. Then climb back aboard your airborne chariot for the ride back to Queenstown, passing above secluded alpine lakes and Skippers Canyon.

    Come back to earth by landing in Queenstown, after which you’ll receive a complimentary drop-off back at your accommodations.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    35 Lucas Pl, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    9am, 2pm, or 3pm
    Duration
    50m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Exclusions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (0-3 years old sit on adults lap)
    • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    32Reviews2Q&A
    Traveller rating
    • 28
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    We had originally booked for the Lord of the Rings flight with Glacier landing. However, we weren't able to do that because of weather restrictions. Instead we were able to do this Glacier flight and it was still incredible. We went up at 9am and it was one of the best things
    Read more
    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Kia ora! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience with Jeremy and we hope this is a memory you will never forget! Ngā mihi, Jolene
    Read more
    This was the highlight of our visit in Queenstown. We did all of the other adrenaline stuff as well (jet boat, canyon swing, bungee) but this was our favorite by far. The helicopter ride to the top of the mountains with a snow landing was just incredible. We had smiles on our
    Read more
    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Kia ora! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience and one you will never forget! Ngā mihi, Jolene
    Read more
    +1
    We had a blast! We are a family of 7 from the Philippines and it was our first time in New Zealand, more so in Queenstown and it was the 1st activity we chose when we arrived. It is best done 1st so that if the weather does not cooperate, you have plenty of time to reschedule.
    Read more
    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Kia ora! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience and we hope is a memory you will never forget! Matt is a fantastic pilot and I am sure he will be pleased to hear your amazing feedback! Ngā mihi, Jolene
    Read more
    Of all the things we did during a 3 week holiday in NZ , this was the most remarkable experience & the one that stands out as the most precious memory . We had a perfect clear day & magnificent does not do the experience justice . If you are in Queenstown & you don't do this or
    Read more
    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Kia ora! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience and we hope is a memory you will never forget! Ngā mihi, Jolene
    Read more
    This was an amazing lifetime experience. I would highly recommend to anyone that would like to do something of the sort. Very well organised and executed.
    Read more
    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Reservations at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Kia ora, Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad you got to see the beautiful glaciers in all their glory, they really are amazing! Ngā mihi, Claudia
    Read more
    Previous
    Key Details
    • Duration: 50m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: +1 855 275 5071