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"Get a window seat on the airplane" Top 5 Page for this destination Helicopter Flights Tip by kiwi

Helicopter Flights, Queenstown: 9 reviews and 26 photos

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If you are flying in to Queenstown, do try to get a window seat as the views are fabulous. Sometimes there is snow, and sometimes not, but still stunning. I like to have a small map in my carryon bag so I can try to identify what I am looking at. Lakes make it easy to pinpoint, as you can see the shape of the lake and find it on the map.
This is great for children as well, if you encourage them to look out and point out different things on the ground. I find taking photos is very easy. Sometimes you may have to put your camera on 'infinity' so it doesn't try to focus on the window. Digital is very forgiving and can take in very low light so it's worth shooting the sunsets as well.
Another way to see this lovely region from above is to take an aircraft ride once you have arrive in Queenstown. Fixed wing or helicopter, depending on your budget.

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  • Updated Jun 26, 2008
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