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Glacier Country Scenic Flights

Whataroa, New Zealand
0800 423 463
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Whataroa
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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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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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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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61 helpful votes 61 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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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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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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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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Cozad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The helicopter flight from the Whataroa river is a great experience! The value here is better than in "town". I recommend landing on the glacier it gives a perspective that you don't get just from the flight. The pilot showed us a lot of territory coming and going. Highly recommend the flight!

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Located just outside of Franz Josef and recommended in NZ Frenzy we turned off to explore this attraction. We were not disappointed. We went on a helicopter flight up to and onto Franz Joseph Glacier..landed and walked on the snow. Toby the pilot was excellent...very knowledgeable. The experience was so worthwhile...breathtaking...exhilarating and rendered me speechless....so so good. The snow was... More

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Minden, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

If you are considering a helicopter flight while on the South Island of New Zealand be sure to check out Glacier Country Scenic Flights located alongside of the Whataroa River. It was the best thing we did. We took the Mount Cook Panorama flight that takes you up the Middle Earth route from Lord of The Rings. Then we climbed... More

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