About Us

Queenstown Snowmobiles came about over a long weekend of hunting, a few cold beers and a couple of venison steaks …
Our experienced, local snowmobile guide Taz Dawson knows the terrain, environment, history and geography of the area like the back of his hand. He is a certified mountain guide and lives for the outdoors.

Queenstown Snowmobiles are partnering with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters operated by Helicopters Queenstown Ltd. Access to our Snowmobiling site is by way of helicopter only. All Snowmobile tours include a return helicopter flight from Queenstown (approx 13 minutes each way).

Let us show you the best of New Zealand’s amazing back-country terrain!



Ranked the #1 helicopter company on TripAdvisor – Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters have flown guests from all over the world, offering a selection of daily scenic helicopter tours around Queenstown, Middle Earth, Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Park. Alpine, snow or glacier landings are part of all their scenic flights and glacier landings are included in all Milford Sound options.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters have the largest & most modern fleet of privately owned helicopters in Queenstown, the average age of their fleet is just over 1 year old! They own & operate an Airbus H130 – this luxurious helicopter is the only one of its kind to be permanently based at Queenstown Airport & adds to the pristine fleet of Airbus AS350 B2 & B3e Squirrel helicopters that Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters already operate.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters are New Zealand’s aerial film specialists and completed all the aerial film work for Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. Other aerial film work includes Narnia, King Kong, Wolverine, Disney’s Pete’s Dragon and much more! They have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who collectively have more than 100,000 hours of flying experience.

.Check out www.glaciersouthernlakes.co.nz for other scenic flight options around Queenstown, Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park.