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Earnslaw Burn Glacier and Waterfalls
Private Helicopter to the Earnslaw Burn
Earnslaw Burn Glacier and Waterfalls
Private Helicopter to the Earnslaw Burn
Hiking in the Earnslaw Burn

Alpine Adventures Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike

Walk in the footsteps of Bilbo from The Hobbit, through the magical valley to the Middle Earth Waterfalls.

Board your privately chartered helicopter, experience remarkable scenery flying high over the Moonlight saddle and Richardson Mountains to Mt Earnslaw.

Land in the valley to embark on your trek through native tussock fields and rolling high-country farmland,experience how it transforms into glaciers and plunging waterfalls. Follow the track, created by the wild White Tail deer often seen roaming around, learn about the flora & fauna and local history of this captivating location.

Reach the head of the valley where you will be in awe of the majestic waterfalls and the hanging glacier of the Earnslaw Burn, as it towers 1,000 metres above you.

Tolkien fans can walk under the Middle Earth waterfalls, seen when they depart Rivendell to continue their quest and for those who have not seen the film, you will be equally impressed by the surreal views. 

Alpine Adventures offers a door-to-door service in its fleet of luxury European vehicles including Land Rover Discovery's or Mercedes vans so you travel safely in comfort and style.

Our small team of highly qualified local guides ensure every tour is tailored to suit your interests and abilities.

The family owned and operated business prides itself on its quality travel experiences and environmental practices, recognised by New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance organisation Qualmark with a silver rating.

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Physical Address

Queenstown

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday 8:00AM – 7:00PM

Months of Operation

  • Jan - May, Sep - Dec

Transport

  • Includes hotel return transfers

Groups

  • 15
  • We can offer private heli-hikes for groups however we offer 1-3 guests per helicopter or 4-5 guests per helicopter, subject to weights.

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