This year my partner and I missioned down to Queenstown for a week to relax. Little did we know it would be an adventure that I will always remember. We woke up, got ready, packed a backpack with our camera gear and off we went on a Queenstown Helicopter adventure.
As we got picked up outside our hotel by our driver we had no idea what the day would be like. All we knew was that we would be going up in a helicopter and hopefully landing in the snow. As our driver dropped us off in the minivan with another couple who were bloggers we still had no idea what would happen next. The van had pulled into a private multimillion-dollar property overlooking Queenstown city which had a helicopter landing pad. In swooped an amazing grey/black helicopter where Paul greeted us when landing.
Queenstown Helicopter mountain champagne landing:
Our first stop was landing on the side of a Glacier in the snow. Luckily the other couple had brought along a bottle of Veuve Champagne and a couple glasses. The photos we got on the mountain were ones I will treasure forever. We stayed on the mountain drinking champagne and talking for around twenty minutes. Then we were all aboard again to our next destination.
After flying over the mountains around Queenstown and seeing waterfalls out of the window we touched base on a beach after checking there weren’t any seals. Then we were able to safely land the helicopter on the beach. Paul let us walk around for 10 minutes and after swapping the person in the front seat we were off again to explore.
Queenstown Helicopter Milford Sounds landing:
This is when our flight went above and beyond what we expected for the trip. We touched base in the airport in Milford Sounds and were able to walk one of the shorter tracks with our pilot. This is somewhere I wouldn’t have normally been able to go to because it takes a long drive to access the area. After the three hour adventure, we were back up in the air heading back to Queenstown.
If you’re looking for a Queenstown Helicopter company that doesn’t rush you through the expereince. I would highly recommend Heli Tours Queenstown. This was an amazing experience and something I will one day tell my kids about. I will treasure all the photos and memories we have from the trip.