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“... of this glacier and then hike with crampons and the use of carabiners up through the heart of the spectacular ice formations, supported at all times by knowledgeable expert guides who were amazing with the kids.”
Heli-hike Franz Josef Glacier on a small-group glacier-hiking tour that explores a maze of ice caves, pinnacles, and crevasses. Flying over Franz Josef means spectacular panoramic views of the massive glacier. And...read more
“If you’re not familiar with braided gravel rivers then you’ll find the wide-angle scenery as spectacular as the high peaks – space, emptiness, nature, isolation, timelessness – travel west with the setting sun and...”
The Franz Joseph glacier ranks among Westland’s most impressive natural attractions, but its scale can only be fully appreciated from the air. On this helicopter flight, choose the departure time to suit your...read more
“The team were choice, the bikes were comfortable, the tour was VERY adventurous we got to cross the river in the bikes that day which was awesome and the views of the glacier and mountains was just incredible!”
This quad bike adventure covers the dense rain forest terrain around Franz Josef. Hop aboard a 2-seater ATV and follow your guide on a glacier-carved route. Experience the thrill of every twist and turn while you...read more
“For someone afraid of heights, I have to say the helicopter ride to the glacier, was awesome—the pilots made us feel very safe and secure....and the ride was so smooth!! Once on the glacier, Liam, our guide, took...”
Heli-hike the Franz Josef Glacier on an adventurous mountaineering tour that explores the Southern Alps from the air and on the ice. Flying over Franz Josef Glacier is great for panoramic views of crevasses and ice...read more
“Very lucky to have an amazing day!!! Perfect conditions for visibility and flying conditions... Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff and Dion the pilot was a good sort and made the trip fun with his friendly...”
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...read more
“Dion, our pilot was incredible and took great care of us as well as happily bringing to our attention the glaciers, alpine fault, hikers hut and other sights in which we otherwise would've missed.”
Fly over Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier on a spectacular helicopter tour that includes a high-mountain snow landing. Get a great perspective on the icy landscape by flying over the two dramatically-varied ice...read more
This is a 35-minute flight that encompasses all the main geographic features in the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park by circumnavigating Aoraki/Mt Cook, our highest peak at 12,349 feet. Mt Cook is the centre of the...read more
Starting and ending in the “Garden City” of Christchurch, we show you the ultimate highlights of New Zealand’s stunning South Island over 7 action-packed days. From turquoise lakes to towering mountains and...read more
“The whole experience from the time we landed at the office of Helicopter Line West Coast to the point we got dropped off was pleasant and capably managed by the team.”
“Mt Cook Ski Planes and Heli's happily catered for our team of 35-40 members of the Canterbury Aero Club across many of their flight experiences making it a highly enjoyable and unforgettable memory.”
“The views we saw of the glacier and surrounding mountains were wonderful, breathtaking and beyond!!!”
“As 1st timers to NZ we had completed the Auckland to Wellington Northern Explorer scenic rail-trip and then The Interislander Ferry to Picton before starting on this prearranged 5-day tour.”
Over 24 unforgettable days you will experience it all: secluded beaches, jaw-dropping scenery, Māori culture, mountainous ranges, lush rainforests and more adventure activities than you could ever wish for. As with...read more
“A big thanks to him as he made the process so easy and exciting, John as well who took us through the briefing and to the helicopter, as well as our awesome pilot Tim, who took us on the most spectacular ride of o...”
“Jason was an excellent pilot and great guide on the flight up and the helicopter operation up at the glacier was superb too.”
A great way to experience the extraordinary TranzAlpine train journey and visit the West Coast glaciers. Hailed as one of the greatest train journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine train journey will take your breath...read more
“I've always wanted to do this trip and the team at The Helicopter Line made it so amazing!”
“Self-drive was very comfortable, the car size was perfect and we loved the written guide, especially giving us recommendations on all the rest stops, food stops and tips of where to stop which made it very easy to...”
“Absolutely amazing views and Toby our pilot was very friendly and informative.”
See some of the best of New Zealand’s stunning South Island on this unforgettable 4 day tour! Traveling by private vehicle, you'll see West Coast rainforests and Franz Josef Glacier, and visit the stunning Pancake...read more
Starting from Auckland, we make our way down the beautiful and volcanic North Island to the capital, Wellington, before catching a ferry to cross the Cook Strait to get up close and personal with the South Island....read more
Winter is coming... So let's make it one hell of a party!!New Zealand’s South Island is a place of breathtaking beauty, and there’s no better time to explore it than a Kiwi winter. Snow-covered mountains, crisp blue...read more
“What can I say about Pac-Man (my driver) other than that he is a complete legend!! Pac-Man is Awesome knowledge laidback and takes the stress out of traveling and substitutes it with fun! You’re in great hands if...”
If you want to visit both islands and get a real New Zealand experience, but you don’t need to return to Auckland, the North to South will take you from Auckland to Christchurch on the most epic route possible!...read more
This a very popular 2 day and 1 night trip from Christchurch to Queenstown ( or in reverse ) via the South Island's rugged West Coast. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and deliver you to the World...read more