Accommodation transfers, private helicopter flight, gourmet picnic lunch and refreshments
Private helicopter charter options available
September to April also winter months but can be cold
Fly into Middle Earth for a picnic you'll never forget
Leave the tourist trail behind and bask in the tranquillity of the spectacular Earnslaw Burn. Alpine Luxury Tours has exclusive landing rights in this wonderful location, which you may recognise from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Your once in a lifetime adventure begins as we transport you to your waiting helicopter. Prepare to be astounded by jaw-dropping scenery as we fly over the sheer cliff faces of Moonlight Saddle and Richardson Mountains to Mount Earnslaw. Pass the blue ice of a hanging glacier before descending to land on the valley floor, over 1000-metres below.
Enjoy an unforgettable picnic under the numerous waterfalls and dramatic glacier. Take time to capture photos and explore behind the waterfalls to dip your toes into the icy water if you wish. Then jump back in the helicopter to continue back across Lake Wakatipu, landing in Queenstown.
Your helicopter pilot will be your guide today (option to add private guide).