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The wedding photo idea that will make your friends jealous

If you think Queenstown looks gorgeous from the ground, you should see it from a helicopter!
Seriously, you only get one shot to adventure like this, so why not add a Helicopter tour to your Session and have pictures to remember it??

Below you will find a list of the best Helicopter locations I’ve visited in Queenstown & Wanaka. This is by no means an exhaustive list. There are many, many options.
You can opt to land on snowy glaciers, Alpine lakes, Schist ledges and rocky outcrops overlooking the lakes and surrounding mountain ranges.
If you are interested in adding Helicopter flights to your photography session, wedding, or elopement and create some crazy wedding photos 😉  I can send you a full price list detailing all the locations and book that in for you. I do not put any markup on the helicopter prices or charge extra for liaising with them, that is my gift to you.

If there’s a location you are interested in but don’t see pictured below. Ask and I’ll do some research for us 🙂

Coromandel peak (Roy's Peak)

A popular choice for a helicopter wedding & of New Zealand’s most iconic views. We can be up on Coromandel Peak within 5 minutes leaving us plenty of time to soak up the 360-degree views out over the lake and surrounding mountain peaks.

Great for ariel photography should you wish to fly a drone.

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corromandel peak wedding

Mount Larkin

Slightly to the North of Queenstown Mount Larkin sits at a hefty 2365 meters. From the top, you can see layers upon layers of mountains.

In the winter/early spring expect to land on snow and in Summer the snow melts leaving plenty of rocky outcrops to explore.

$1350 for up to 4 guests

$1560 for up to 6 guests

 

 

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Mount Crichton, Queenstown

A beautiful helicopter flight over Skippers Canyon and Moke Lake will take us to Mount Crichton, a long and towering mountain range overlooking beautiful lake Wakatipu.
Towards the right, you will see the snow-capped mountain tops of Glenorchy and the Southern Alps in the distance.

A favourite for pre-wedding photos.

$1350 for up to 4 guests

$1560 for up to 6 guests

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Cecil Peak, Queenstown (the ledge)

Cecil Peak is one of the closest heli landing spots to Queenstown and is a rocky outcrop overlooking Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown below making it a perfect spot for your helicopter photoshoot.
There are plenty of different angles and photo opportunities up here and it is a great location if you wish to experience Queenstown from high above.

$950 for up to 4 guests

$1130 for up to 6 guests

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Lake Erskine, Fiordland

Nestled high in the mountain tops in Fiordland lies Lake Erskine.
It is a stunning alpine lake which has turquoise water in the summer and is covered in beautiful white snow in the winter months.
At the edge of the lake, a waterfall drops down to the magical valleys below.
This is a great place to see New Zealand’s native mountain parrot, the cheeky kea, and capture some crazy wedding photos to remember.

$2570 for 4 guests

$3080 for up to 6 guests

 

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lake erskine wedding

Earnslaw Burn, Glenorchy Queenstown

Made famous by the movie The Hobbit, Earnslaw burn is a dream location.
It is surrounded by schist covered mountains, flowing waterfalls, and the blue ice of the Earnslaw Glacier above.
There are several different landing spots on the valley floor so plenty of different aspects to soak up these magical views.

$2490 for 4 guests

$2930 for up to 6 guests

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earnslaw-burn

Bayonet Peak

A short trip from Queenstown Airport will see us landing on Bayonet peak.

This location is really diverse, there is the Valley spread out below, lake views to the left and right as well as a stunning rock formation for those rugged and wildly romantic landscape shots.

$950 for up to 4 guests

$1130 for up to 6 guests

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bayonet peaks

The Remarkables

If you’re hoping to catch a snow landing whilst in Queenstown between March-October you will generally be able to find this up The Remarkables.

Just a short trip from the airport will have us landing high above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu with Rocky outcrops and lake views aplenty.

$950 for up to 4 guests

$1130 for up to 6 guests

 

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the remarkables