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Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights

Tex Smith Ln | Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand
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One of the coolest things we've ever done!

We took the "Best of LOTR Scenic Flight." It was AWESOME! Our pilot, Dave, was an excellent guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angela M
So worth it

We took a trip to Mt Nicholas and Earnslaw Burn in early May 2018. Just sensational. I was a... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
barney5717
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Exciting scenic flights and exclusive helicopter excursions to Milford Sound, remote locations in Fiordland and Mt Cook. We are the only helicopter company licensed to land on the Tasman Glacier at Mt Cook. Fly with the pilots who filmed the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and discover many 'Middle Earth' locations. Heliworks has exclusive landing rights in some of the most spectacular locations around Queenstown - ideal for heli-weddings and private picnics.
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Tex Smith Ln | Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the "Best of LOTR Scenic Flight." It was AWESOME! Our pilot, Dave, was an excellent guide. The trip was even better than the description listed on the website, in part because we got 5 landings instead of 3. It was expensive, but totally...More

Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We took a trip to Mt Nicholas and Earnslaw Burn in early May 2018. Just sensational. I was a little nervous - first time in a helicopter, but there was no need. Our pilot Charlotte was fantastic - seemed effortlessly professional, very knowledgeable about the...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went on a scenic flight to Earnslaw Burn as part of our honeymoon. The views and sights were amazing during the autumn months. Our pilot (the general manager) was really welcoming and knowledgeable about the surrounding region. We had a great...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This trip was too awesome for words! We were lucky that it snowed in the Mt Cook area the night before we took our flight so there was so much fresh snow on all the surrounding mountains, plus the glacier. I felt so safe with...More

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Heliworks, Manager at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to post a review - Mt Cook is a stunning place to take a helicopter ride! We will certainly pass your messages to our Mt Cook team. Kind Regards, Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We decided to do a Heli tour with Earnslaw waterfall and Milford Sound cruise. Although due to bad weather we had to postpone a day and had to shorten our tour time, but overall the experience was wonderful. The best part was the picnic at...More

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Heliworks, Manager at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi there, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are stoked that you all had a great flight with us and glad the weather cleared up in time to take you to some very special spots. It was certainly our pleasure...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had the best experience flying to Mount Cook with Heliworks from the Mount Cook Airport with Mark our Helicopter pilot who gave us a great commentary and never to be forgotten memories of Mount Cook and landing on the Glazier. Great photos and video...More

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Heliworks, Office Admin at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi there, Thank you for the great review, I will pass this message on to our Mt Cook team and Mark. If you are ever in Queenstown or Mt Cook again we would love to take you on another flight. Kind Regards Heliworks Queenstown

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to cancel our big wedding in the US and we bought tickets to NZ to elope. We were referred to Heliworks by our videographers, Shotover wedding videos. They were AMAZING. Craig was our pilot and he was so kind and...More

Thank Jenna P
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Heliworks, Office Admin at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Jenna, We are very happy to have been part of your special day. Both the locations look amazing and your photos are incredible. I will make sure to show Craig. Thank you for spending this day with us. Congratulations again and we hope to...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We took the fly-cruise-fly trip from Heliworks on 23 March. There are other lot of cheaper options of doing similar trips on planes available and we were initially wondering whether paying the extra bit was worth it. IT certainly was. For starters our pilot, a...More

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Heliworks, Office Admin at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your AMAZING review, a helicopter flight can definitely give you extra special landings. I will pass on your review to Scott as well. We hope to take you out again. Kind Regards Heliworks Queenstown

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We went for the Earnslaw burn heli picnic. It was absolutely incredible. So special that they are the only company able to land there. The team at reception were friendly and made the most amazing platter! Such a once in a life time experience! So...More

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Heliworks, Office Admin at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Hi There, Thank you for coming on a flight with us, we are glad you had an amazing time. Its our favorite place to take people and we are glad to have taken you there. we hope to take you out again another time. Kind...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour through Alpine Adventures. Heliworks seems to own the right to land in the high meadow which is just spectacular. You land near a waterfall, and the pilot lays out a picnic. You can wander for an hour looking at the waterfalls...More

Thank Bijal S
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Heliworks, Front Office Manager at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi there, Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. The Earnslaw Burn is certainly our favorite exclusive location to take clients! We hope to welcome you back to our little piece of paradise again soon. Kind regards, Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters

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Jenny T
6 September 2017|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
Not much at all. The helicopter lands 30m from the edge
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Tonythebedouin
14 March 2016|
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Response from Heliworks | Property representative |
Hi there, We have a couple of different options in regards to our LOTR flights. We have the Best of the Lord of the Rings which is $1940.00 pp , Great Forest flight $935.00 pp and the Flight to the Ford $500.00pp. If you... More
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Jason S
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Response from herefishyfishy123 | Reviewed this property |
We went on the "ultimate paradise picnic'. Landed on a snow capped mountain nearby (they asked us if we would like to land on the snow or grass somewhere). We were up there for about an hour and a half, awesome experience!
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