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Scenic Helicopter Flight to Earnslaw Burn & Paradise Picnic

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Heliworks Queenstown

Scenic Helicopter Flight to Earnslaw Burn & Paradise Picnic


  • Scenic helicopter flight and landing on Earnslaw Burn
  • Locally made picnic beneath the hanging glacier
  • Incredible ariel views over the Wakatipu basin

Your ears fill with the rush of waterfalls, your eyes feast on the dazzling glacier hanging above you, and your nose enjoys the fragrant local wine in your glass. Beginning and ending with a scenic helicopter flight with stunning views, this picnic experience is unlike any you've encountered before.

What's Included?

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Landing in Paradise
  • Locally made picnic in remote spot

A picture is worth a thousand words but there might not be enough words in all the languages combined to do justice to the picturesque beauty you will encounter on this picnic heli experience. Mt Earnslaw Glacier towers above you, the air tastes crisp and fresh, the sun sparkles off the white snow, and the flow of waterfalls serenades you. All other picnics pale in comparison to this one, which just so happens to begin with a scenic helicopter flight from Queenstown to the Earnslaw Burn, setting the tone for your al fresco meal with an appetizer of remarkable views. part of the country all year round.

Whether you visit in winter, when the glacier becomes more immense and spectacular with snowfall, or in the warmer months, when there are more waterfalls at their most wonderful, this is a magical The perfect romantic trip for proposals, honeymooners and anniversaries, or if you're simply wanting an unforgettable experience, this excursion lets you enjoy the magic of the Earnslaw Burn up close and personal. Made famous by the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, this location is an out-and-out favourite for several very good reasons.

Session Length

  • This experience is 90-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 pilot’s 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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