Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike

Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike

Duration: 2.5-3 hours (approx)
Times: 8am or 1pm (can be on request)
Inclusions: Hotel transfers, chartered helicopter and private guide

Available
: September to May (depending on snow levels)
Distance: 1 hour hike
Rating: Easy

Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike

Join us on a once in a lifetime Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike while visiting Queenstown! Alpine Adventures have partnered with Heliworks who have exclusive helicopter landing rights in the Earnslaw Burn to create this spectacular guided heli hike.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Queenstown and drive to the helicopter base in Frankton where we meet your pilot. Then board your privately chartered helicopter, experience amazing views flying high over the the Moonlight saddle and over the Richardson Mountains to Mt Earnslaw.

You and your guide will be dropped off down the valley, above the bush line to begin your leisurely one hour guided hike. We make our way along the track created by the wild White Tail deer often seen roaming the rugged country side, learn about the flora & fauna and local history as we make our way to the head of the valley.

Once you arrive at the head of the valley, you will be in awe of the spectacular beauty of the waterfalls and hanging glacier of the Earnslaw Burn Middle Earth Waterfalls. We will have plenty of time to get some amazing shots and get up close to the waterfalls.

The helicopter will be waiting for us on the valley floor, we will then ascend 1,000 metres past the waterfalls and blue ice of the hanging glacier before flying across Lake Wakatipu towards the Humboldt Mountains. Upon landing, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Queenstown. This is a day your families and friends will be talking about for years to come!

This is one of the most magical locations featured in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and we’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of Bilbo and his company of dwarves under the waterfalls of Middle Earth (seen when they depart Rivendell to continue their quest). Those who may not have seen the film yet will be equally impressed by the surreal views of rolling high-country farmland and native tussock fields that transform into glaciers and plunging waterfalls.

 

Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike