Fly over South Island’s magnificent glacier-carved Fiordland National Park on this magical helicopter ride!
Look down from your chopper to see stunning panoramas of alpine lakes, rivers, forests, glacial valleys and ice-capped mountains. Enjoy spectacular views of the lovely fiord of Milford Sound. With its towering peaks and glassy blue waters, this famous bay is the star of the Park. Around the edge, lush rainforest clings to precipitous cliff faces and sparkling waterfalls plunge hundreds of feet into the sea.
Your skilled pilot will take you down to visit beautiful, isolated places accessible only by helicopter. Land on a lonely west coast beach and take a stroll on an alpine glacier to discover the blue ice and breathe the mountain air.
The versatility of the helicopter is admirably suited to this diverse terrain ensuring enhanced visibility in this incredible landscape.
For your Milford & Fiordland Private Helicopter Tour you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the departure lounge at Queenstown airport.
After boarding the helicopter you will be flown over South Island’s Fiordland, a series of steep, ocean-flooded valleys (fiords) and deep lakes surrounded by the steep sides of the snow-capped Southern Alps. One of the most famous fiords is Milford Sound. Nearly 870 metres in depth, this is a famous natural wonder where dramatic mountains rise directly from the sea. According to Maori legend, the landscape was created by a godly figure who carved the fiords with a magical adze.
With 182 days of rain every year, Milford Sound is one of the wettest places in New Zealand. But the rain simply serves to enhance the Sound’s natural beauty by creating dozens of temporary waterfalls that cascade down the steep cliffs.
Your helicopter ride over the Fiordland National Park will give you awesome views of this monumental terrain. On this trip you will fly over the fiord and land twice – once on a remote west coast beach and once on the Park Pass glacier. At each stop you will have 20- 30 minutes to enjoy the tranquillity and the magnificent views.
During the trip, your experienced and knowledgeable pilot will provide a fascinating live commentary.
At the end of your exhilarating experience, you will be dropped back at your accommodation in Queenstown.
2 hours 30 minutes
Start time: At your convenience
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Your hotel in Queenstown
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in Queenstown
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Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Children 0-3 years free of charge when not occupying a seat.
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