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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef provided by The Helicopter Line West Coast

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Fly over Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier on a spectacular helicopter tour that includes a landing right on the snow. Seeing both glaciers on a single helicopter flight offers incredible perspective and understanding of New Zealand’s massive ice sheets, and you touch down on one of the glaciers to snap up-close photographs of the frozen terrain.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Heli Hike
    Main South Road, Franz Josef Glacier 7856, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Franz Josef Glacier
    Fox Glacier Hiking Trails
    Southern Alps
    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • You'll end at
    The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Heli Hike
    Main South Road, Franz Josef Glacier 7856, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Spectacular aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
  • Live pilot commentary points out landmarks and unique features below
  • Walk out onto the snow after an exciting glacier landing
  • Bring home photographs of the glaciers and the stunning Southern Alps
What to Expect
Make your way to Fox Glacier helicopter base, then step into your helicopter for a flight over the icy landscape. Spot ice fields, deep crevasses, and icefalls far below as you soar across Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier; watch for the differences between the two maritime glaciers. As you fly, your pilot shares commentary on the glaciers, then guides the helicopter down toward the snow for an exciting glacier landing. This is a great time to snap dramatic on-ice photographs and to get shots of the Southern Alps’ beautiful mountain scenery. Following your time on the glacier, return to the helicopter for your flight back to the Fox Glacier helicopter base, where your two-glacier tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Heli Hike, Main South Road, Franz Josef Glacier 7856, New Zealand
Duration
30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5-10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Informative commentary during the flight
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult, Children weighing less than 15kgs are required to sit on a parents lap.
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures
  • Passengers MUST advise individual weight at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brooke Fors wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand103 contributions
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This was one of the most amazing experiences we have had on our travels. From the helpful team at the store to our pilot Greg who took us up. This company was professional & the experience was mind blowing. We got to land on the snow (perfect day) Well worth every cent i assure
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
Responded Nov 11, 2020
Hello Brooke Fors, thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. Your photos of the Franz Josef Glacier are quite striking, We’re thrilled you had a perfect day on our flight. We’ll pass your praise back to our team, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.
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Roman P wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand17 contributions8 helpful votes
This was epic! We were looked after by Brendan, Nat and Greg. We had the absolute best time on our flight... memories that will last a lifetime! If you get the opportunity, do it!
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Kia ora, Roman! What a great photo- you all look stoked! And it looks like it was a beautiful day for your flight. Brenden, Nat and Greg make a great team, we’re sure you would have been looked after every step of the way. Thanks for leaving us such a great review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards, The Helicopter Line
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Amy R wrote a review Jul 2020
Savusavu, Fiji7 contributions4 helpful votes
Spectacular views! Such an amazing experience and lovely staff. Highly recommended! Thanks Brenden, Amy and Charlotte for an awesome trip
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Mōrena, Amy . Thank you for the recommendation! Our staff take pride in delivering unforgettable experiences and views of the glaciers- we’re please to see you had such a great time on one of our tours. All of here at The Helicopter Line hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here on the coast, and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, The Helicopter Line
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Anna B wrote a review Jul 2020
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Me and my friend had an amazing time! The staff was really friendly (Dre and Tim)! It was insane to fly over the glaciers and the best part was the landing on the snow! Would really recommend, thank you!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Kia ora, Anna . Our snow landings are definitely a highlight of all our scenic tours. Landing on the snow and getting to enjoy a winter wonderland all year around is an experience that creates memories to last a life time- especially when you get to share the special moment with friends. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a recommendation. Tim, Dre and the rest of the team here hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays. Kind regards, The Helicopter Line
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tracey11041971 wrote a review Jul 2020
Pongaroa, New Zealand11 contributions
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Wow wicked experience, wicked people, wicked day, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED special thanks to Pilot Clarke and Loader Bel, thanks for making our day perfect #glacierhelicopters
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By: The Helicopter Line West Coast
cunnington97
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Picture perfect
We were very fortunate to hit Franz Joseph on a crystal clear, windless day! This is a very professionally run tour
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608tinat
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Highlight of our South Island Trip
This was something I had dreamed about doing for years. We originally booked from Fox Glacier but the weather was n
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Kirstynicmal
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World class experience
I was terrified to do the heli hike but I knew my partner really wanted to so I bit my lip and went anyway. The co
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hoihoNZ
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Mind-blowing and an experience of a lifetime!
Our family of 3 (including our 8 year old child) had been eagerly looking forward to the glacier heli-hike for over
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HungusKiwi
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Fantastic glacier flight
We did 20 min heli flight on 3 Jan. Loved it and would totally recommend! Sadly the weather wasn't on our side for
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CJandMarz
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Bucketlist worthy experience!!
Absolutely amazing views and Toby our pilot was very friendly and informative. This was a big tick off my bucket li
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Eva10001
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Incredible
Amaxing unforgettable experience. Staff were all lovely and we were lucky to go up on a clear sunny afternoon. Pi
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gernita24
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Great experience
I had attempted to do a heli hike many years ago that was cancelled due to bad weather so this time we stayed in Fr
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O3946EE
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Refunded due to poor weather
The trip was cancelled due to poor weather. Received a full refund. They are flexible and accommodating. Employees
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Superpear
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Best part of our trip
This is a must do experience. Nothing beats a helicopter flight that lands on a glacier and then you explore ice ar
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bexnzwrangler
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Breathtaking experience
What a really special experience, the staff at the fox glacier shop were so lovely and welcoming. I felt super safe
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Tresbelle1969
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Perfect day, amazing flight!
Oh my goodness - this was just amazing!! Fabulous safety conscious staff. The most perfect day with not a cloud i
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Kirsty M
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Bucket List Activity
I have wanted to do this activity for two years, since finding out about the experience through word of mouth in 20
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stevelR8185DG
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Steve Lockwood
My partner and I decided at the last minute to do the 20min Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing helicopter flight. We
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Cee_moore08
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Epic Flight
Awesome flight, Tim was the pilot full of knowledge about the surroundings and great banter had up on the snow. Amy
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  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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