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Coronet Peak: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lake Wakatipu Extended 30-Minute Heli Tour & Alpine Landing

1. Lake Wakatipu Extended 30-Minute Heli Tour & Alpine Landing

Discover Queenstown from above on an extended scenic 30-minute helicopter flight with an alpine landing. Admire the beauty and diverse landscapes of the Wakatipu Basin as you take to the skys. After pickup from your central Queenstown hotel, enjoy the short drive to the helicopter base at the airport. Check-in and meet the friendly crew who will ensure you make the most of your aerial experience. Climb aboard and take flight, flying past the canyons of the Shotover River, the ski slopes of Coronet Peak, and rural retreats and villages that Queenstowners call home. Land high above Queenstown on a craggy mountain precipice. In winter, stand in snow as you take in the striking views. Your experienced pilot will share local insights and point out points of interest. Tour concludes with the return flight to the helicopter base and transfer back to your hotel.

Panoramic View Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

2. Panoramic View Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

See how glaciers and the movement of the earth’s crust formed New Zealand's unique mountains and valleys over thousands of years–from the sky! Swoop low over mountain valleys and high above meandering rivers. Plenty of evidence also remains of the rich gold mining history left by Europeans and Chinese gold miners in the late 1800s. Today, many of the local landscapes can be recognized because of their use as film locations. You can even fly over where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed! The pilots regularly work with film production crews and are happy to share plenty of stories of life on the film set. Finally, for the photo opportunity of a lifetime, alight on a mountaintop with panoramic views of the entire range and its lakes and valleys. These highly experienced, well-known local pilots can’t wait to share with you their extensive knowledge and history of the area while showing you the best of New Zealand's amazing scenery.

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What people are saying about Coronet Peak

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 375 reviews

Right for the word go, the staff were superb. Incredible knowledge of the local area, places to go and things to do. During the experience, I proposed to my partner and the pilot got the whole thing on camera. Couldn't have done a better job.

My instructor, Nina, was absolutely amazing. She was very engaging, made sure I was enjoying the ride and took some great photos and videos for memories.

The staff were all friendly and very helpful organising the trip. The flight and landing was amazing, highly recommend to everyone visiting queens town

Absolutely brilliant….. would definitely add this to the program again of must do activities…..

Unreal experience very professional great experience from start to finish