Middle‑Earth™ Scenic Flights | Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Aerial Film Company for the trilogy Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Narnia, King Kong and Wolverine. Fly with the company that worked with Peter Jackson and crew on the movies and not only worked on the movies but can share the behind the scenes!


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Come fly through the land where many parts of The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit trilogies were filmed. Flying with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters you will also receive precious behind-the-scenes insights from our expert pilots who were members of Peter Jackson’s production crews.

Combine the best of Queenstown and Middle Earth on our 45 minute flight with a landing high above the Shotover River.

Explore further afield to Glenorchy and Mt Earnslaw on our Lord of the Rings & Glacier Explorer flight 1hr 10 mins. Includes both alpine and glacier landings amongst the movie locations.

To experience even more of the environment that brings Tolkien’s visions into reality, ask us about designing your own Middle-earth private charter.

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Physical address

35 Lucas Place, Frankton, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $520.00
(11 year(s) and under)
Cancellation policy:
If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Located at Queenstown Airport
Proximity to town:
8km from Central Queenstown. Courtesy coach available for pick ups from all Queenstown accommodation

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Opening times

Business hours:
8am - 9pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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