4 Bases and 18 flights to choose from
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Mount Cook
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier
Milford Sound (Depart Queenstown)

Our Friends

The Helicopter Line is privileged to work with some great tourism businesses and the list of our friends below represents our  recommendations for companies that deliver outstanding products and outstanding service.

Glacier Helicopters – Fox and Franz Glaciers

Glacier Helicopters on the West Coast pioneered glacier and snow landings in New Zealand in 1970. Offering scenic helicopter flights that include a glacier landing enable visitors to interact and enjoy some of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world.

Challenge Rafting Queenstown

Challenge Rafting operates exciting half-day trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. The Kawarau River provides an exhilarating trip for first time rafters. The Shotover River provides the challenge for those looking for extra excitement and thrills.

Harris Mountains Heli-Ski

With extensive terrain, small groups and personalised guiding HMH takes heli-skiers/boarders above and beyond their expectations in Queenstown, Wanaka or Mount Cook. Each group of 4 clients of similar ability is paired with a qualified and experienced guide. Daily options include three, four and seven run days and heli-ski charters are available.

Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Milford Sound Scenic Flights is one of the region's most experienced flightseeing operators, flying visitors to and from Milford Sound for over 20 years. All of our passengers have a window seat for uninterrupted viewing and our experienced pilots provide an informative commentary, highlighting points of interest along the way.

Mitre Peak Cruises - Milford Sound

Discover the beauty of Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises. Offering personalised and spacious cruising with time to explore and understand the nature and power of Milford Sound - relaxed and unhurried.

Operating daily, each two hour cruise, with commentary, ventures up the fiord out to the Tasman Sea, stopping frequently to explore cascading waterfalls, towering cliffs, rugged peaks, lush rainforest, and view seals and penguins. Should dolphins be at play, there is always time to observe their exuberance.

Or combine the cruise with their comfortable coach from either Queenstown or Te Anau into Milford Sound.

Alpine Guides Ltd

Alpine Guides (Aoraki) Ltd is New Zealand’s longest established mountain guiding company - since 1966.

Based year-round in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Alpine Guides offers unparalleled access into this spectacular mountain area. They are alpine instruction specialists, offering year-round mountaineering courses and guided ascents, for beginner to experienced alpinists.

During winter they operate Ski The Tasman, Mount Cook Heliski, Methven Heliski, plus specialised avalanche courses, and ski touring.

All their friendly, experienced guides are industry qualified professionals, trained through the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA)/ New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) system.

The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences

 The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in the South Island of New Zealand.

The Rees offers a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options including 60 Hotel rooms, 90 Apartments and five private, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Lakeside Residences, all with terraces, showcasing spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the alpine panorama of the Remarkable Mountain range.