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Queenstown Essential

Queenstown Essential

Cecil Peak, Moonlight Creek, Shotover River, Skippers Canyon… we’re serving up all the crowd favourites with this spectacular round trip.

From

NZ$ 560

per person

Highlights

  • Explore two landing locations

  • Spectacular views over Queenstown and The Remarkables

  • Fly over historic gold mining area – Skippers Canyon

Visit

Full Description

Cecil Peak, Moonlight Creek, Shotover River, Skippers Canyon… we’re serving up all the crowd favourites with this spectacular round trip.
It’s not called the Queenstown Essential for nothing! This round trip takes you over the most iconic, must-see sites in the Queenstown area.

Heading down the Frankton Arm, we touch down on Cecil Peak for sweeping views of the lake, town, and surrounding mountains.
Back in the helicopter, we continue past Ben Lomond and into Moonlight Creek towards the famous Skippers Canyon. This area is steeped in the rich history of early gold miners – best viewed from above.
We follow the winding Shotover River canyon back home for one last landing before swinging past Coronet Peak before landing back at base.
Iconic sites – tick!
If you are looking for a shorter experience, check out our Remarkables Scenic experience or view all experiences.

Includes

Aerial Views of Queenstown

2 Alpine Landings

45-minute Scenic Flight

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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NZ$ 560

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64 Grant Road, Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9304
Queenstown Essential

Queenstown Essential

Cecil Peak, Moonlight Creek, Shotover River, Skippers Canyon… we’re serving up all the crowd favourites with this sp...Show More
Adult: $560
(12+ years)
Child: $395
(3 - 11 years)
Infant: $276
Duration: 45 Minutes
Minimum Passengers: 2

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