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Queenstown Essential Scenic Helicopter Tour - 45 Minutes

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Heliworks Queenstown

Queenstown Essential Scenic Helicopter Tour - 45 Minutes


  • Spectacular views over Queenstown and The Remarkables
  • Fly over historic gold mining area Skippers Canyon
  • Take in two incredible landings

A great introductory Queenstown helicopter toup, this round trip takes you over the most iconic, must-see sites in the area, and includes not one but two landings. Soak in the frankly sublime scenery during this 45-minute flight that lives up to its billing as "essential" and then some.

What's Included?

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Two scenic landings

There's a reason this tour has the word "essential" in its title! Cecil Peak, Moonlight Creek, Shotover River, Skippers Canyon… you'll experience all the crowd favourites with this spectacular round trip. Heading down the Frankton Arm, your first touch down is on Cecil Peak where you will encounter sweeping views of the lake, town, and surrounding mountains. When you're back in the helicopter, you will continue past Ben Lomond and into Moonlight Creek, heading towards the famous Skippers Canyon. An area steeped in the rich history of early gold miners, this is another site best viewed from above. You will then follow the winding Shotover River canyon back home for one last landing before swinging past Coronet Peak and landing back at base approximately 45 minutes after you set-off.

Session Length

  • This experience is 45-minutes in duration


  • For the purpose of aircraft weight and balance and in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority rules and regulations, we require all passenger weights at the time of booking
  • Heliworks Queenstown reserves the right to up-grade passengers or merge flights for operational reasons or flight management purposes if required
  • Occasionally flight paths or landing locations may alter at the pilots discretion


  • 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

Numbers on the Day

Minimum passenger numbers apply.


Spectators are welcome wait and watch you flight take-off and land from our hangar.


Flights are weather dependent. Weather checks are to be made one hour prior to departure. If we cannot operate due to weather and as a result, passengers are unable to fly, no cancellation fees will apply.

Dress Code

As you will be enjoying an alpine environment we recommend you wear sensible comfortable covered shoes, bring along or wear warm clothing, including a jacket and remember to bring your camera, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent.

This experience takes place in Queenstown, NZ.

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