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Glacier Helicopters

Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 752 0755
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Charter flights are available and can vary from 20... more » Owner description: Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Charter flights are available and can vary from 20 minutes to several hours duration. Flights depart from Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Our flights encompass the Mount Cook National Park, and both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Glacier landings are our specialty. Our helicopter flights allow people with limited time to “get away from it all” and experience area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. « less
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Perth WA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were hopeful to do this chopper ride however the weather let us down. The following morning we awoke to the buzz of choppers so went down to book our ride. We waited around town til noon but it was worth the wait. Never having been on a helicopter before we were pretty impressed. The pilot was informative with points... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, the weather can be very changeable here on the West Coast and we’re very happy you got to have your first helicopter ride with Glacier Helicopters. All of our pilots have a vast knowledge of the Glaciers and surrounding areas and try to share that during the flights. Thanks again from the team at Glacier... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently took a flight around Mt Tasman, Mt Cook and Fox Glacier with Glacier Helicopters. The trip took approx half an hour and we got a $20 discount per person because we booked through our motel. Staff at office happy and friendly. 5people on our flight, 4 across back seat, 2 males and 2 females and... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, one of the great things about taking a helicopter flight is that you can get much closer to the mountains and Glaciers for a better view. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience and do apologise that the pilot didn’t take any pictures for you, our pilots are normally more than happy to take... More

Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I was lucky enough to be given the chance to go up on the 40 minute flight and words can't even explain how amazingly awesome this experience is! I don't even like flying but I am so glad I sucked it up as this was a phenomenal experience! Steve the pilot was awesome and I felt comfortable throughout the whole... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we are glad you overcame your fear of flying to enjoy the amazing experience we have on offer. You really can’t imagine the size of the Glaciers until you see them up close from above. Thanks again from the team at Glacier helicopters. More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Despite plenty of research, we were still unprepared for the beauty and tranquility of the glacier - absolutely stunning. We chose the 30 minute flight to Mount Cook and one glacier, including a set-down. This will live long as one of our most memorable experiences. As the flights are so weather-dependent we were thankful we had maximised our opportunities on... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hello Rodger, Thank you for your review, we often hear that the Glaciers surpass all expectations. The weather here on the West Coast can change very quickly so it was good you had a bit of time up your sleeve to ensure you didn't miss out on the memorable experience. Thanks again from the team at Glacier Helicopters. More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were fortunate enough to have a clear blue sky with no clouds and this helicopter trip was stunning. It was our first experience of being in a helicopter and is one we will never forget. Landing on the glacier was surreal and overwhelming. We cannot recommend this enough. Our pilot Gary was great as were the instructions from staff... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you for your review. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the Glaciers and that you had perfect weather, Gary is an exceptional pilot and perfect for first time flyers. Thanks again from the team at Glacier Helicopters More

Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The staff and crew are friendly and very professional. The tour offers value for money. We had Steve as our helicopter pilot and he was fantastic with his awareness of each of his passengers, great narrator of the glaciers and mountains we were flown over. The flight was a thrilling highlight of our trip and the best thing we have... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and for sharing your photos. We are very happy you enjoyed your flight with us, it certainly is an experience to remember forever. Thanks again from the team at Glacier Helicopters. More

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I can only describe this trip as AWESOME. We went on the twin glacier trip to both Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. The pilot, Steve, gave a wonderful commentary - sorry folks, but he is retiring shortly after 20 years in the job. We landed on Franz Josef glacier and there was plenty of time to take photos. Steve also... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hello Sue, Thank you for your fantastic review. Steve certainly is a great pilot and we will miss him too however most of the pilots are very good at giving commentary too, they all have their own unique personalities making for a unique flight. We do try and give everyone a chance to sit at a window seat in order... More

Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had hoped that the helicopter ride would be one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand and so it turned out. We only had one opportunity because of our schedule and had been fearful that we might miss out. However weather and visibility were perfect and we had a wonderful flight over the San Josef and Fox... More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we so often hear that seeing and being on the glaciers is one of the highlights of everyone’s trip and we’re glad that you managed to experience them as well. It can be quite hit and miss in choosing a flight time and date, it looks like you choose the right day. From the Glacier... More

Longmont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Craig was our pilot and did a fabulous job. We settled on the glacier and had plenty of time to walk around and enjoy the scenery. We then had a fantastic tour of the surrounding mountains. We LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!! We bought this with the quad tour and it made for a perfect 50th birthday!

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hello Tori thank you for your review and we hope you had a great 50th, it sounds like you had a fantastic birthday on the glaciers and in the mountains, we’re happy we could be a part of your glacier experience. From the team at Glacier Helicopters. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic flight around mt cook and landed on franz Joseph glacier. Great helicopter company. Thanks so much. Gaynor warren

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Gaynor, thank you for your review, we hope the rest of your trip was as good as the flight. From the Glacier Helicopters team. More

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