Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Te Whare Pounamu - Heli access to exclusive Greenstone Valley hut - Overnight Experience

Nestled in the heart of the Greenstone Valley, near Queenstown, lies Te Whare Pounamu – The Greenstone Hut.  

This rustic, yet comfortable high-country hut, has been purpose-built to cater exclusively for Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters passengers to provide guided heli-fishing, heli-hiking or simply enjoy the pristine outdoor wilderness.

Situated within a quintessentially New Zealand high country farm, the lifeblood of the valley is the Greenstone River which is surrounded by native beech forest on one side and expansive, tussocky lowlands.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters is the only helicopter company with permission to land in this unspoiled wilderness area.

Our experienced guides bring with them a rich knowledge of the great outdoors, including heli-fishing and  heli-hiking.

From the moment clients depart from Queenstown and land after a scenic helicopter flight they’ll be amazed by the untouched wilderness that surrounds them. 

They will spend the afternoon hiking or fishing before enjoying a hearty dinner in our high-country hut, Te Whare Pounamu.

Stay overnight at our high-country hut includes bunk-style sleeping arrangements for up to six guests with an adjacent shower and toilet facility.

A comfortable open plan living, dining, kitchen area allows you to share the tales from the day and plan the next day’s excursions. 

After exploring the Greenstone Valley the next morning, your clients’ adventure will end with a scenic helicopter flight back to Queenstown.

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Contact Us

Physical Address

35 Lucas Place
Frankton, Queenstown 9300


From $7,500NZD

Book Direct

Price Information

Price is for up to a group of 5 guests. Includes 10 minute helicopter flight to the hut, snacks and dinner on day 1, Breakfast on day 2, guided activities and return helicopter flight.

Opening Hours

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

Months of Operation

  • Open year round

Holiday Hours

  • 8:00 AM

Duration Hours

  • 24


  • Courtesy shuttle service available from accommodation & the centre of Queenstown


  • Capacity: 5
  • Please inquire regarding groups larger then 5.
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Facilities and Features

  • Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Single Bed
  • Town Transfers

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