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The Helicopter Line

The Grand Circle Queenstown Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

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  • Circle the whole of Queenstown from above
  • Pilot commentary throughout the flight
  • Fly past the canyons of the Shotover River
  • 30 minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy an alpine landing at a secret location
  • Discover the enormity of the Lake Wakatipu
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There are few chances available to touch snow in the summertime, but the Grand Circle helicopter flight with alpine landing package from Queenstown will make that rarity a reality! Climb aboard these helicopters and prepare to be taken above and beyond spectacular alpine scenery of the Queenstown region. An unmissable experience, you'll land amongst snow-capped peaks, stand in the snow for the chance to take in your own, personal, special snapshot that will act as a memorable keepsake of your time in New Zealand for years to come.

Admire Queenstown's beauty from above including the diverse landscapes such as the Wakatipu Basin, the canyons of the Shotover River, the ski slopes of the Coronet Peak and quaint villages hidden amongst the alpine scenery. You'll feel like you're floating in amongst a postcard with incredible scenery as far as the eye can see. The 30 minute Grand Circle Queenstown helicopter flight is among one of our most popular things to do in Queenstown providing a comprehensive tour of the city from the air. Don't miss out, reserve your spot here!


  • 30 minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Alpine landing (possible snow landing in winter)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Informative pilot commentary


  • Check In closes 30 minutes prior to departure time
  • Flight session are available from 9am to 5pm daily


  • This experience is approximately 30 minute total trip duration including alpine landing.

Departure Location

  • Departs and returns from The Helicopter Line Base, Lucas Place, Queenstown, New Zealand.

What To Bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sturdy covered shoes (snow on your toes is not nice!)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Your phone/camera, and a sense of adventure

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48-hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Flights, landings and routes may vary due to weather and at the pilot’s discretion. Flight times are approximate and include your landing
  • Minimum passenger numbers apply for flights. Bookings will be coordinated to achieve this where possible
  • The price includes landing and concession fees as our flights land in conservation areas and special locations
  • iPads or selfie sticks are not allowed on board for safety
  • Your flight is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • We recommend booking your flights early in your trip with flexibility for weather changes. We don’t want you to miss out

Terms And Conditions

  • Flights, landings or routes may vary due to weather and at the pilot's discretion
  • Flight times are approximate and include your landing
  • Minimum passenger numbers apply for flights. Bookings will be coordinated to achieve this where possible
  • Bookings will be accepted for numbers less than the required minimum as we will coordinate to achieve the required minimum
  • Clients are required to reconfirm their reservation the day prior to flying

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
Operator profile
Queenstown, NZ The Helicopter Line

Formed in 1986 after three of New Zealand's top helicopter companies combined, The Helicopter Line is now the country's largest scenic flight operator and boasts an excellent safety record..

If your budget allows, select a flight that includes a snow landing - it will no doubt be one of your most memorable experiences in New Zealand.
Need help with your booking? Contact Us Help Code: 38DC-144E

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