About Us

Snow Adventures in the Garvie Plateau in our spectacular high country.

Queenstown Snowmobiles - A trip of a lifetime

Snow Adventure Trips

Queenstown Snowmobiles offers passengers an awesome trip of a lifetime during the winter season months (mid June - 30th September). 

The Garvie Plateau, situated in the Nevis Valley, offers the perfect location for this Winter activity. During summertime, this area is a working high country station!

Our experienced local snowmobiling guides know the terrain and environment with a passion for the outdoors.

Queenstown Snowmobiles is privately owned and operated by Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters.  Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters has a rich pedigree of scenic helicopter tours around Queenstown, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park and beyond year round.  

Access to Queenstown Snowmobiling area 

Access to and from our snowmobiling site is by way of helicopter only. All snowmobile tours include a return helicopter flight from Queenstown (approx. 15 minutes each way).  Our helicopters are all late model Airbus helicopters piloted by highly experienced pilots with thousands of hours of flying time to their credit.  

See more details on our snowmobiling trips or FAQs page.

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

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Queenstown Snowmobiles is owned and operated by Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters.  

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters have flown guests from New Zealand and all over the world for the last 30 years, offering a selection of daily scenic helicopter tours around Queenstown, Middle Earth, Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks. Alpine, snow or glacier landings are part of all our scenic flights and glacier or snow landings are included in all Milford Sound options.

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 Mission Impossible, Narnia, King Kong, Wolverine, Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, Mission Impossible - Fallout, Mulan and much more!


Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters is renown for its modern fleet of Airbus Helicopters and highly experienced pilots, each with thousands of hours of flying time. 

Check out Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters for other scenic flight options around Queenstown, Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park.