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Lord of the Rings and Glacier Helicopter Tour - with unbiased reviews

Lord of the Rings and Glacier Helicopter Tour

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Soar above 'Lord of the Rings' film sites on this helicopter tour, flying above the fictional Middle-earth locations of the Misty Mountains, Isengard, Lothlórien, and more. Make two spectacular landings, on Clarke Glacier in Mount Aspiring National Park and in Skippers Canyon. Your pilot—who worked on the 'LOTR' and 'Hobbit' trilogies—shares stories and commentary throughout the scenic flight.
  • Thrilling scenic 'Lord of the Rings' helicopter tour with two landings
  • Get both panoramic and up-close views of key film sites
  • Gain an insider perspective by flying with 'Lord of the Rings' film crew
  • Convenient round-trip transportation from select Queenstown hotels
What to Expect
After pickup at your Queenstown hotel, head to the airport to meet pilot Alfie Speight, who completed aerial film work for the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit.'  Once your helicopter lifts off, cover some gorgeous terrain, starting with the mountain range whose peaks became the films’ Misty Mountains and Redhorn Pass, then cross to Glenorchy via Dart Valley and Mount Earnslaw. Along the way, your pilot points out the places that Peter Jackson transformed into Isengard, Amon Hen, and Lothlórien. Two separate landings let you see the remote terrain up close! First, touch down on the massive Clarke Glacier, and then land in Skippers Canyon, a beautiful gorge with towering sides. Lift off a final time for the return trip to Queenstown Airport, where a shuttle meets you for transfer back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
1h 10m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 70 minutes of flight time
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must advise of weight at the time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Damian J
Amazing wedding experience
Had our wedding booked and organised with GSLH. After a call and some short emails, had our heli-wedding with
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Kim B
Highlight of our trip
We took this trip because our Milford Sound Cruise was canceled due to flooding. We are very happy we had the
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Experience of a lifetime
This is one of the most incredible experiences of our lives! It was a lovely day for the flight, and the views are
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We had a beautiful sunny day to fly to Milford Sound by helicopter and then do the cruise of the Sound. The road
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Clarke glacier scenic flight
We hadn't initially planned on doing this trip - we'd been booked to do a heli-hike tour at Franz Josef which had
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Derek B.
One of the highlights of our trip to NZ!
We were supposed to do a Helihike to Fox Glacier, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to the weather, so we
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Mary & Terry
Gosport, United Kingdom
Come Fly With Me
Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away If you can use some exotic views there's a bar not far away Come fly
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Daniel L
Highlight of our trip
We were originally meant to do the Franz Josef Glacier Heli-hike but due to weather we were transferred to this
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Susan G
Delray Beach, Florida
What a view!
We had a spectacular day to fly. The weather was perfect with very little wind. I felt safe from the moment we
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Dallas, Texas
Great Flight
Beautiful flight from Queenstown with stops in Milford Sound, Beach Landing on shore Tasman Sea plus Glacier
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Key Details
  • Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Duration: 1h 10m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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