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 guides know the terrain, environment, history and geography of the area. Our guides are all highly trained guides and love 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 15 minutes each way).

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



Ranked the #1 helicopter company on TripAdvisor & New Zealand’s only Qualmark Gold helicopter operator – 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 New Zealand. The latest addition to the fleet is the twin engine Airbus EC 135 – the only one operating commercially in New Zealand.   The 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 have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who collectively have more than 100,000 hours of flying experience. These highly skilled, well-known, local pilots can’t wait to share their extensive knowledge and history of the area while showing you the best of our amazing scenery.

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!

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