At Heliworks Queenstown we pride ourselves on providing unrivalled helicopter experiences. This isn’t a bland marketing statement, it’s the reason we are here!
A scenic helicopter tour is for many of our clients a ‘once in a lifetime experience’. Choose the best, choose Heliworks!
Our Favourite Reviews:
“I recently proposed to my girlfriend. Everyone on the team was so helpful, they provided carefully thought out recommendations and planned every minute detail. She was truly surprised and loved it! The best thing was that everyone genuinely cared about making sure our experience was unforgettable.”
“The flight exceeded our expectations. Matt our pilot was awesome! And a very good photographer ???????? Will 100% be returning again.”
“We took a Heliworks flight up to Cecil Peak for our Wedding Photos and the experience was second to none. Thank you Heliworks for making everything so easy, fun and unforgettable! x”
“First we had the pleasure of meeting Sir Richard ”Hannibal” Hayes and touring the Antarctic beast of a chopper. Then Scott (awesome pilot and snow ball thrower) flew us through God’s own country. Many many thanks for the trip of a life time Scott. Your entire staff from admin to pilots were incredibly relaxing professional and passionate.”
“This was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Heliworks provide an amazing service. Staff were excellent and very friendly from start to finish. Our pilot and guide, Richard Mills, was extremely knowledgable and experienced. He was happy to answer any questions we had and we felt very well looked after. We went up the Remarkables and had a stunning view from the top! Hands down one of the coolest things we have ever done. We highly recommend Heliworks. Thanks heaps!”
“We took the “Best of LOTR Scenic Flight.” It was AWESOME! Our pilot, Dave, was an excellent guide. It was expensive, but totally worth it. We would highly recommend Heliworks.”
“We took a trip to Mt Nicholas and Earnslaw Burn in early May 2018. Just sensational. I was a little nervous – first time in a helicopter, but there was no need. Our pilot Charlotte was fantastic – seemed effortlessly professional, very knowledgeable about the area, and just great to chat with. Don’t hesitate to take this trip with this company – worth it, every cent. A highlight of our trip and we are so glad we did it.”
“My wife and I went on a scenic flight to Earnslaw Burn as part of our honeymoon. The views and sights were amazing during the autumn months. Our pilot (the general manager) was really welcoming and knowledgeable about the surrounding region. We had a great picnic at the glacier. Would definitely recommend this amazing experience.”
“This trip was too awesome for words! We were lucky that it snowed in the Mt Cook area the night before we took our flight so there was so much fresh snow on all the surrounding mountains, plus the glacier. I felt so safe with the team, we went through all the safety information and the pilot was constantly in touch with the office to let them know our position. I could not rate this company or this experience highly enough!”
“The best part was the picnic at the middle earth waterfall where only Heliworks can land and basically we had about an hour there enjoying the picnic ALL BY OURSELVES!!!”
We took the fly-cruise-fly trip from Heliworks. There are other lot of cheaper options of doing similar trips on planes available and we were initially wondering whether paying the extra bit was worth it. IT certainly was.The 3 amazing landings were breathtaking – which you couldn’t do on a plane ride. We just took in the breathtaking views. Earnslaw Burn landing was the best part. Just an amazing trip delivered by a group of amazing people.”
We went for the Earnslaw Burn heli picnic. It was absolutely incredible. So special that they are the only company able to land there. The team at reception were friendly and made the most amazing platter! Such a once in a life time experience! So glad we did it and with such a professional team! Thanks guys!
I proposed to my girlfriend on a flight and picnic at Earnslaw Burn. Earnslaw Burn is jaw droppingly beautiful and the service at Heliworks is outstanding.
Our pilot, charlotte, was seriously great, knowledgeable but gave us plenty of space at the landing site but there to take some great photos as well. We would 100% recommend this to anyone considering it.
We did the Earnslaw Burn Exclusive. The pilot took us over some spectacular scenery over the ridges and up to the glacier which was truly awesome, the size of which was difficult to gauge as you hover near it. Then we landed at the base of the mountain and strolled around with the place to ourselves surrounded by waterfalls! It can’t get much better than this, we loved it, worth every penny!
I can honestly say that this tour was the highlight of our 2 weeks in NZ (North & South islands) and was completely worth every dollar. My kids each were spellbound the entire day and both exclaimed that they would remember this tour for the rest of their lives.
We did our research and got local knowledge about who is best to fly with — Heliworks was the recommended choice by EVERYONE we spoke to. And with their professionalism, gorgeous helicopters and exclusive rights to Earnslaw Burn, we fully agree with that advice and pass the very highest recommendation to work with Heliworks on to anyone reading this. Don’t miss this!
We dug deep and splashed out on this trip with our teenage son and daughter. What an amazing experience. Our 14yr old son is lucky to give a one word response to a question but he provided several sentences when we asked how he liked it. All positive comments! The photos will never do this place justice as the scale is just so large. You have to be there in person to truly appreciate it.
This was incredible – thanks to Tim our pilot. We landed on Cecil Peak for a Champagne Lunch and then off to a Winery for a private tasting and tour.
Fantastic way to see so much of the Queenstown area and learn a lot of the history.
Just finished 5 weeks in New Zealand and this was the highlight of our trip, fantastic views, great pilot and well worth the cost. I couldn’t believe how fantastic it was…
During a girls’ weekend in QT, seven of us booked a trip to Cecil Peak. We took champagne and Heliworks did the rest, providing an amazing flight up and back and champagne glasses for the top! We had an amazing time – such an incredible experience and worth every penny.
Beyond exceptional – close to the best $ I’ve spent on my 40 years on this planet so far! Could not be more happy with the service provided. Memories to last a lifetime.
The whole experience from start to finish was perfect. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day so the views we had of the scenery were breathtaking.It really is the only way to see so much of NZ’s beautiful landscape.
My wife and I saw the ‘Travel Guides’ show and knew that a trip to Earnslaw Burn needed to be on our bucket list. Took the trip last week with Richard and Charlotte and it exceeded expectations. The views and location were amazing and I can’t believe how beautiful Queenstown and the surrounding area is from the air. Richard and Charlotte were full of information the whole trip. Everyone from Heliworks were a delight to deal with and I can’t recommend them and Earnslaw Burn enough.
We wanted to arrange our own itinerary and from the moment we arrived and spoke to Geet at Reception we knew our must do things would be ticked off. Our pilot Davey was a delight and our flight was filled with interesting information and history. The scenery was breathtaking. It’s the only way to begin to appreciate the beauty and grandeur of the mountains. I have no hesitation in recommending Heliworks. We got what we asked for and more.
We circled around the top of the glacier & had a great close up look, before descending to the valley floor & our first landing.
Dave touched us down very gently, shut down & we got out to wander around. Words and pictures cannot do this place justice!!!! It really is phenomenal, with cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams & time locked frozen pools, timeless beauty in every direction from the over hanging glacier, sheer cliff faces , grassy plains snow capped mountains 15-20 minutes of our own private paradise.
We did the Earnslaw Burn Direct flight. It was EPIC.We did QT Full throttle on our honeymoon but this was the highlight. MT Earnslaw is amazing and glorious and the glacier is beautiful but the helicopter ride was definitely the highlight. We had incredibly experienced pilot Mark, and he was full of information and gave a very smooth ride and incredible flight.Worth the money – do it – you won’t regret it.
We spent 3 weeks in the stunning South Island but nothing rivalled the life changing experience of our Fiordland’s Finest helicopter flight with Heliworks and our superb pilot, Dave. From our bird’s eye view we spent over 2 hours unable to utter a word at the incredible beauty and magnificence of the landscape
Chose only the very best…thank you Heliworks!
The Heliworks staff maintain the highest level of customer service and professionalism and everything from booking the flight through to your return landing is efficient and easy.
My lady and I took advantage of the Ultimate Paradise Picnic in Earnslaw Burn. The professionalism and customer service of your staff and pilots was fantastic. The gourmet picnic was a treat. It was an experience we will never forget.
Highly recommended the best helicopter company in Queenstown so far great customer service, awesome pilots
Thank you so much for providing such an amazing service and flying us to the top of the mountains for our wedding pics! Your team were so helpful and you guys added to our amazing day. The pics from up there are so good and something we’ll remember forever!
The most amazing experience and a bucket list check-off! Experienced pilots and scenic wonder that will leave you speechless. Do not travel all this way and miss the unique opportunity to see the wonders of New Zealand from this exclusive vantage point. Many thanks to our pilot Scott Dwyer and the great staff at Heliworks!
Thank you so much Heliworks for adding something extra special to our honeymoon. Dave was an awesome pilot with loads of local knowledge, and the Earnslaw Exclusive flight recommendation you made was perfect – well worth doing. 10/10 would recommend and would definitely fly with you guys again. Thank you so much
Absolutely stellar tour of Doubtful and Milford Sounds, landings in high alpine terrain, a glacier, and two separate spectacular private alcoves with multi thousand foot towering cliff walls and cascading waterfalls. My dad and I had a wonderful trip that we will both treasure for the rest of our lives.
Heliworks coordinated a flight for our conference delegates of 40 people. You were an amazing team to work with, the event was very well planned, the pilots are outstanding, and everything was seamless. The trip itself was breathtaking! Thanks Heliworks!
This was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives! The pilot made sure we were safe, secure and ready to go. Richard was the best, joking with us on the way over. We landed on top of the Cecil Peak Ledge and once you step out, the view takes your breath away. Thank you so much for the most perfect of experiences!!
We flew up to Mount Cook/Aoraki with pilot Justin, and it was INCREDIBLE! Amazing views, super nice and professional pilot, we would do this flight again and again. Thanks so much, heliworks.
What an amazing experience. Dave our pilot asked us how much snow we would like …we answered “how much have you got”. He then landed us in deep snow on Double Cone before flying over Ben Lomand Saddle, past Coronet Peak and Skippers before coming back to Queenstown. Thanks Dave for a fabulous journey and being part of such a memorable part of my husbands birthday