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Earnslaw Burn Express

Earnslaw Burn Express

Our most popular experience. The Earnslaw Burn boasts an incredible hanging glacier and cascading waterfalls. It's our favourite spot – and a favourite for our guests too.

From

NZ$ 840

per person

Highlights

  • Experience the hanging glacier, blue ice, and waterfalls

  • Heliworks is the only company permitted to land at Earnslaw Burn

  • Views over historic Skippers Canyon

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Full Description

This experience is popular for a reason. The Earnslaw Burn boasts an incredible hanging glacier and waterfalls, and as we’re the only company permitted to land there, it is our favourite spot – and a favourite for our guests to explore, and when you see it you’ll understand why.

Heliworks and our sister company, Heli Glenorchy are the only companies permitted to land at the stunning Earnslaw Burn. 

To get there we fly over schist slopes, admiring the old gold mining sites of Skippers Canyon before landing on the valley floor of the Earnslaw Burn. The hanging glacier towers above, and in the warmer seasons countless waterfalls cascade down around you.

During the winter months* there are fewer waterfalls, but the glacier becomes more immense with the snowfall, and a close-up flyover reveals a deep, unearthly blue glow within. 

The Earnslaw Burn has been featured on:

Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit

Travel Guides Australia

Tracked

The Summit 

 

*In winter months (June – August) the Earnslaw Burn does not have as many fast flowing waterfalls compared to our spring and summer months (September – March). It is still a stunning and magical location to visit during winter as there is usually extra snow coverage on the glacier and throughout the valley.

Includes

60-minute Scenic Flight

Views of glacial blue ice

The Earnslaw Burn

Meeting Point

Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure at Heliworks Queenstown, 64 Grant Road, Frankton Queenstown 9304. 

We can also pick you up from Queenstown Central outside Alpine Supermarket on Athol Street, Queenstown Central. Please indicate at the time of booking if you need to be picked up. You'll need to meet at this departure point 30 minutes prior to your flight time. 

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

Terms
• All prices quoted are valid until 30th September 2024 • Prices are quoted per person in NZ currency. They are inclusive of GST. • A minimum of two passengers are required for most scenic flights. • Any cancellations made within 24 hours of departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If passengers ‘no-show’ for a flight, 100% of the fare will apply. If we cannot operate due to weather and as a result, passengers are unable to fly, no cancellation fees will apply. • Flights depart on demand and are subject to availability. • Flights depart from our base in Queenstown. • Children and infants must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult. • 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. Once we have received and reviewed this information we will be able to confirm the booking. • We reserve the right to change prices at any time without further notice.

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From

NZ$ 840

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64 Grant Road, Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9304
Earnslaw Burn Express

Earnslaw Burn Express

Our most popular experience. The Earnslaw Burn boasts an incredible hanging glacier and cascading waterfalls. It's our f...Show More
Adult: $840
(12+ years)
Child: $590
(3 - 11 years)
Infant: $420
Duration: 1 Hours
Minimum Passengers: 2

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