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Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand

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icon20 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands


Soar to new heights on a 20-minute helicopter tour and alpine landing in the Remarkables, a mountain range that dominates the eastern skyline of Queenstown. Hover up close to the eponymous peaks and land 5,046 feet (1,538 meters) above Lake Wakatipu with unparalleled views stretching all the way to the Southern Alps. Your six-passenger helicopter flight includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • 20-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Remarkables
  • Admire the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps.
  • Informative commentary from the pilot
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Scenic helicopter flight with landing (20 minutes)
Pilot guide
Live commentary on board
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Departure Point

29 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Gain access to South Island splendor with aerial views over Lake Wakatipu on a 20-minute helicopter flight and landing in the Remarkables mountains. After hotel pickup in Queenstown, you’re transferred to the helipad to board your twin-engine, six-passenger helicopter.

Buckle in and soak up the sights as your professional pilot delivers informative commentary en route to your landing site. With its ability to hover, the helicopter is an ideal way to take in the stunning alpine landscapes including the sparkling waterway of Lake Wakatipu below.

Your scenic flight provides up-close views as you soar above the Remarkables mountain range. Then hop out for a alpine landing with a panoramic vista all the way to the Southern Alps. Once you’ve snapped plenty of selfies, climb back into your helicopter for the return ride to the base, where you’re transferred back to your Queenstown hotel.
Pass By:  
Lake Wakatipu
Indulge in a birds eye view of Lake Wakatipu and her surrounding mountains.
Stop At:  
The Remarkables Ski Area
From our base fly straight up to a ridgeline on The Remarkables 1538 m above Queenstown. Only a helicopter can land in our favourite spot where in winter you’ll have snow at your feet and mid-summer you’ll perch on rugged mountain terrain.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Stand 1538m above Queenstoen and capture her stunning views.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • All children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Totally Tourism - The Helicopter Line

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown?
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown.
What is the maximum group size during Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown.

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, Jun 2021
Nice tour but the pilot was unprofessional in his commentary & jokes. Apart from that it was fun and we loved it.
Remarkable experience
, Apr 2021
Great experience, very quiet flight and a beautiful view. The flight was quick but was very enjoyable, pilot was informative and the landing and take off was excellent.
O for awesome
, Apr 2021
Great pilot Scotty, was really accommodating as the weather was improving we delayed an hour. Kids really enjoyed it.
I was feeling disappointed that...
Mohana R
, Jan 2018
I was feeling disappointed that there was no snow on the peaks of Mt Remarkables, but as we had booked the tour we decided to go ahead with it. This trip was the single most enjoyable one that I did in New Zealand's South Island. The views from the Helicopter on a crystal clear day were stunning. And once we landed on the mountain, the beauty of Lake Wakatipu was simply majestic. Our pilot was informative and friendly. Can't recommend this enough!!!!
The flight over The Remarkables was...
Tracey G
, Oct 2013
The flight over The Remarkables was amazing. I booked 3 seats on the helicopter for myself, my daughter and my Mum for her 70th birthday. She was absolutely blown away by the shear size of the mountains and when we landed up top and were able to get out and have our photos taken on the edge, well it was like the icing on the cake. She hadn't been on a helicopter before and this was a great experience for, not only her, but for all of us. Thank you. You helped make her birthday one of the best yet.
Had a great time and the view was...
Kym B
, Aug 2013
Had a great time and the view was amazing. Only thing i would have liked was it to go for longer but i understand the costs involved and the cheap price i paid restricted this
Recommended to everyone! Amazing fun...
Chrisphoter B
, Jul 2013
Recommended to everyone! Amazing fun and beautiful views
Friendly and patient staff and...
, May 2013
Friendly and patient staff and pilots. An awesome flight well worth experiencing for everyone. The service, price and the views are spectacular.
Absolutely the best but the only bad...
Janne H
, Mar 2013
Absolutely the best but the only bad is that it was too short, but I could have flown for hours. Views to die for,
Excellent company very...
geraint d
, Jan 2013
Excellent company very accommodating, loved this short trip pilot great no rush took time to fly over queenstown aswell.spent a good long time on mountain great pictures. Well worth the money.

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