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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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    What to Expect
    Select from three departure times at booking. Then board a modern 6-seater Airbus Squirrel after a hotel transfer to the helicopter base in Queenstown. 

    Slip on your audio headset to hear the pilot's commentary as you take off for Milford Sound. Upon landing at the famous fiord, embark on a scenic cruise that takes you past Milford's sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls. Search the waters for dolphins, seals, and penguins.

    Then re-board the helicopter for an aerial tour, soaring above ice falls to touch down on Mt. Tutoko, a glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park. (Glacier landings are subject to weather conditions and flight paths, which may change at the pilot’s discretion.)

    On arrival back in Queenstown, a courtesy shuttle transfers you back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    35 Lucas Pl, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up included from all local Queenstown accommodations.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    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
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
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    Popular mentions
    By far one of my most favourite activities I did in New Zealand. Never been in a helicopter before but I would definitely recommend Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. Picked up from hotel and taken to their office where we were given a safety briefing. Didn't have to wait long
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    This was one of the highlights of our New Zealand trip! Chris was an amazing, confident pilot and so much fun to be around. We had perfect flying weather! The glacier landing was such a treat! Highly recommend!
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    This is our first time to New Zealand, and this tour is the highlight of our journey. The ground staffs are very professional in arranging the schedule, the pilot is super nice and informative. It’a not cheap but it’s worth every penny. Two thumbs up for #GSLH
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Reservations at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 09 Oct 2019
    Kia ora Dian, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such an amazing time, especially for your first ever trip to New Zealand! Milford Sound really is a spectacular sight. Ngā mihi, Claudia
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    The Milford Sound helicopter and cruise tour was absolutely breathtaking! Easily one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever experienced, and it was awesome to get both perspectives of flying over the mountains and sailing through the sound. We were also able to land on a
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 22 Sep 2019
    Kia ora! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and were also able to land on a snowcapped mountain - how amazing! We hope you have a safe trip home! Ngā Mihi Jolene
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    Wow!!! My husband and I were celebrating our 15 year wedding anniversary and decided we wanted to do something amazing! This was definitely one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, and absolutely the highlight of our three week trip. I’ve always wanted to ride in a helicopter,
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 21 Sep 2019
    Kia ora! Congratulations on your anniversary - what an incredible way to celebrate! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and got to tick this off your bucket list! We do hope to see you again in the future! Ngā Mihi Jolene
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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