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Glacier Country Scenic Flights

Address: Whataroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 423 463
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Type: Air tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Flemington, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We chose the 30 minute overflight and could not have been more amazed with the experience. The flight up the valley was amazing, but the flight over and around the glaciers and Mt. Cook exceeded our expectations. The pilot went out of his way to explain what we were seeing and chose routes to take advantage of the sunny weather.... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stopped to take some scenic photos and came across these guys. The customer service was fantastic, we did a 30 minute flight with amazing views of Mt Cook and Franz Joesph glacier as well as much much more. Cannot speak highly enough of this trip and company!

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Paeroa, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

What an adventure from start to finish, The customer service was awesome, We shared our trip with 2 girls from Austria. Brad our pilot was fantastic telling us all there was about which glacier was which and what was where during our 30 minute flight in the Helicopter, The views and photos we took we great. It was the best... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Didn't plan on this bit when approached and we had missed a glacier boat tour we jumped at the chance. Staff and pilot were fantastic and the flight was second to none. Great value for money and a must do!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We hadn't planned to do a helicopter trip - we'd only stopped to use the toilets which were signed from the main road! However, when approached by the man from his office, it got us thinking. We were able to negotiate a bit of a discount and were SO glad we did it! We opted for the 'Middle Earth' overflight.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had already decided we wanted a helicopter flight over the snow covered moutains and were heading towards Franz Josef to camp. About 30 km before FJ saw an sign for helicopter flights, popped into shop in Whataroa and booked for following morning. The following morning we went on the flight which just about put "the icing on the cake" for... More 

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Padua, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Going southbound on SH6 after Hokitika, and some 30 km before arriving to Franz Josef village, at Whataroa you find the heli-pad of Glacier Country Scenic Flights. This was my 2nd experience with them and, as I did not book in advance to feel more free in case of uncertain weather conditions, I had the chance to find a flight... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Breath taking is an understatement when describing this experience. Whilst it isn't the cheapest thing you can do in New Zealand I would put this at the top of any-ones Bucket List if travelling down the West Coast of the South Island. They even offered us the option of parking our campers overnight at their base at no charge to... More 

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Lex, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great way to see the glaciers and near-by mountains. Flight was longer and more comprehensive than the other larger companies we investigated. Friendly staff- very informative and attentive to our needs. Highly recommend.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I didn't know these guys existed but were recommended by the guys at the Whataroa Hotel. Amazing flight up the Whataroa valley with a guided tour of all the mountains in the area. The views were incredible and the information great. Did you know there are more than 360 glaciers in the South Island? I can't recommend this flight more... More 

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