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Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike

Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike – Private Guide & Helicopter

Duration: 2.5 to 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 – Private Guide & Helicopter

Walk in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins through magical alpine valleys to the plain of cascading Middle Earth Waterfalls on this exclusive heli hike experience.

Leave the tourist trail behind and rise up into the skies to the spectacular Earnslaw Burn. Alpine Adventures has exclusive landing rights in this wonderful spot, meaning you can bask in the tranquillity without tourists competing for photos.

Your once in a lifetime adventure begins as we transport you to your privately chartered 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.

We land in the valley before setting off on foot through native tussock fields and rolling high country plains. Watch the landscape transform into glaciers and plunging waterfalls as we trace a narrow path forged by wild White Tail deer. Learn about rich local history, flora and fauna and keep an eye out for wildlife as we ascend towards the head of the valley.

As we reach the towering waterfalls and hanging glacier of the Earnslaw Burn we pause to take in the surreal landscape around us. Tolkien fans can walk under the Middle Earth waterfalls of Rivendell, while those who haven’t seen the film will be astonished by the raw beauty of these vast alpine plains, glaciers and waterfalls.

Our private helicopter will be waiting for us on the valley floor. We’ll climb 1,000 metres past the waterfalls and blue ice of the hanging glacier before flying across Lake Wakatipu towards the Humboldt Mountains.

After landing, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Queenstown. This is a day your family and friends will be talking about for years to come!


Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike – Private Guide & Helicopter