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The Grand Circle with Helicopter Line
From $360.86pp

Circle the whole of stunning Queenstown from above.

On this premier scenic flight enjoy the stunning beauty of the Wakatipu Basin from the mouth of the Shotover River to beyond Coronet Peak. Revel in an alpine landing in this breath-taking environment. In winter, stand in snow as you take in stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps.

There’s not many other tours that do it as well as this one for you to see so much in one day. You will be able to see wonderful sights as seen in The Lord Of The Rings, snowcapped mountains with perhaps even some backcountry snowboarders and skiers having a go, and is definitely an excellent idea for a romantic getaway trip.

Trip Intinerary

The Grand Circle Itinerary

Get picked up from your hotel and arrive at the departure point.
Discover the enormity of Lake Wakatipu.
Circle the whole of stunning Queenstown from above as your marvel in the area’s sites.
If called for, enjoy an alpine landing on the snow caps.
Return back to the departure point fulfilled with beautiful sights.

Important Information

Your flight is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.

We recommend booking your flights early with flexibility for weather changes. We don’t want you to miss out!

Inclusions & Extras


  • Experienced & Fun Pilots
  • Alpine Landing
  • Full Tour of Queenstown From Above
  • Sights of Lake Wakatipu
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

Not Included

  • Breakfast
  • Cruise Tour
  • Base Jumping

What to bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Sturdy Closed Toe Shoes
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen
  • Phone + Camera

Pick Ups & Departures

Pickups to and from accommodations.
Check-in closes 30mins prior to departure time.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Reservations are recommended in advance to avoid disappointment. Simply visit our book now page to select your preferred location and scenic flight then follow the prompts to complete your online booking.

Please Note: A credit card is required to pre-authorise and guarantee your booking. Payment for your flight can be made on the day of your departure. Should you fail to show for the trip when space is guaranteed, your credit card will be debited with the total amount of the booked activity.

All flights have a minimum passenger number for departures. Bookings will be accepted for numbers less than the required minimum as we will coordinate to achieve the required minimum. Clients are required to reconfirm their reservation the day prior to flying by calling The Helicopter Line base where they have booked to fly. For contact numbers visit our contact us page.

If you cannot travel because you are directly impacted by Covid-19 you will be offered the option to reschedule your booking or receive a full refund.

If we are required to move alert levels and reduce capacity or stop operating, you will be contacted by our team to organise a reschedule or refund.

Should inclement weather prevent a flight at the booked location, the same prepaid voucher will be accepted at any of The Helicopter Line aviation bases for a flight of similar duration and price. If you are unable to re-schedule the flight then a full refund will be provided.

No refund will be given for no-shows or changes you make to your booking less than 24 hours prior to departure.

All entry photos must be of Queenstown, West Coast or Mount Cook area.

Entries must be made between the 1st and 30th/31st of the month to be valid for that month’s entries.

Images are not to include branding of other companies.

All images must be produced by the entrant – no bought images will be accepted.

Entrants must have flown with The Helicopter Line during the corresponding month for their entry to be deemed valid.

Entrants are allowed unlimited entries.

This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

The winner will be contacted within the first 10 working days of the following month.

Following a winner being selected, if no response is made by the entrant within 72 hours a new winner will be selected.
The prize is not exchangeable for any other Totally Tourism product.

All entrants and winners agree to provide The Helicopter Line with an unlimited, perpetual, royalty-free and non-exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the pictures (along with a name credit) in connection with the Competition and promotion of The Helicopter Line.

All entries must use the hashtag #myscenicadventures and @thehelicopterline to be considered a valid entry.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I need help with my tour booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.

Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?

Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.

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Helicopter Line – The Grand Circle

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Suitable as a romantic getaway, for families, and friends, The Grand Circle tour by Helicopter Line is a stand out sightseeing tour of Queenstown.

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