Lord of the Rings
New Zealand's aerial film specialists

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Middle Earth Helicopter Flights

Flying like Gwaihir around the Southern Alps on your own Middle-earth adventure is a very special experience, & one that comes highly recommended as a climax to any tour of Middle-earth New Zealand.

At Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, pilot Alfie Speight provided most of the aerial filming for both The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit trilogies. Experts in our field, we now know this part of Middle-earth intimately, & our experienced pilots can transport you to the many film locations around Queenstown & the Southern Alps.

We offer two flight options which combine the best of Queenstown & Middle-earth. To venture further afield & experience even more of the environment that forms the backdrop to Peter Jacksons movies & brings Tolkiens visions into reality, ask us about designing your own Middle-earth private charter.

By flying with us you will also receive precious behind-the-scenes insights from our expert pilots who were members of Peter Jacksons production crew.


Contact Us

Physical Address

35 Lucas Place PO Box 2152
Queenstown Airport, Queenstown
New Zealand


$525 – $755NZD

Book Direct

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 9:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday 8:00AM – 9:00PM

Months of Operation

  • Jan - Dec


  • Courtesy shuttle service available

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