Fiordland Heli and Crayfish Experience

From Queenstown to Queenstown
  • Otago & Alpine Region
  • Food and wine
  • Luxury
  • Romance and Honeymoon
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Tour Description

Travel from Queenstown by helicopter over the Wakatipu Basin towards Luna Ridge to take in views of Lake Wakatipu and up towards Glenorchy, continuing to Milford Sound. Experience and take in the superb Rees and Dart river Valleys as you fly past Mount Earnslaw to make your way onto Aspiring National park to view the glaciers of the Forbes Mountain range.

Enjoy the unique beauty of this area as you stand on a rarely seen remote glacier. Travel onto a remote West Coast beach to gather crayfish, before continuing and flying the length of Milford Sound and Sutherland Falls and then landing at Fiordland Lodge
Enjoy lunch at the beautiful lodge before setting off and flying over the stunning Southland Farmland before joining the Humbolts mountain range and the Mavora lakes. Before landing back into Queenstown you will land at 5000 ft above the lake at Cecil Peak Ledge!

Viva's Best Bits...

"Crayfish fresh for lunch? Fly by helicopter to a remote West Coast beach to collect your crayfish fresh from the ocean, then fly onto Fiordland lodge for lunch - you couldn't get lunch fresher than this!" Ersan, Team Viva

Land by helicopter on a glacier in Mt Aspiring National Park, a spot rarely experienced by many.

Landing 5000 ft (1524 metres) above the lake at Cecil Peak Ledge will leave you speechless!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Queenstown around 9am and taken to Queenstown airport where you will board your private helicopter and travel to the Fiordland region, flying past incredible scenery along the way; Lake Waktipu, Rees and Dart River valleys, Southern Alps.

Your first heli landing will be at the top of a mountain in Aspiring National Park for some marvelous views of the glaciers. Next fly onto a West Coast beach where a diver will be catching crayfish for you. Collect your crayfish fresh from the ocean.

Then, you will get dramatic vistas as you fly through Milford Sound and past the Sutherland Falls before landing at Fiordland Lodge. Here you will enjoy a luxury lunch and with some drinks. You leave your lodge and fly back to Queenstown with one final landing on top of Cecil peak ledge, high above Queenstown, for some dramatic shots and then back Queenstown, arrival around 4pm.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Lunch at Fiordland Lodge (3 platters of seafood, meats and desserts)
  • Included Copy 20 Wine, beer & non-alcoholic drinks with lunch
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Full day heli flight with commentary
  • Included Copy 20 Landing on a West Coast Beach
  • Included Copy 20 Landing on a remote Fiordland glacier
  • Included Copy 20 Landing at Fiordland lodge
  • Included Copy 20 Landing fees
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers from your accommodation in Queenstown
  • Included Copy 20 Divers to catch crayfish for your lunch
  • Included Copy 31 We can tailor make a heli trip for you, heli hike, ski, fish, or scenic
Helicopter AS350 squirrels or similar


  • Included Full day scenic heli flight with dramatic landscapes: beaches, fiords, glaciers and mountains
  • Included Land on a remote glacier in Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Included Remote West Coast beach landing for fresh crayfish straight from the sea
  • Included Stunning views of Lake Waktipu, Rees and Dart River valleys, Southern Alps....
  • Included Heli flight past Sutherland Falls, the highest waterfall in New Zealand
  • Included Cecil Peak Ledge landing, 5000ft above Queenstown
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1 days

Price from

$1,440 USD

Per person, sharing

Based on 6 adults including GST

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