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Glacier Helicopters

Franz Josef, New Zealand
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About Glacier Helicopters
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.
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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 sheets, then see the frozen terrain up close once you touch down on the snow.
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30 minutes
from $257.04

Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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 schedule and admire sweeping views over the Franz Josef glacier, the Southern Alps, and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Touch down to explore the glacial landscape on foot, and discover a world of deep crevasses and frozen ice.
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20 minutes
from $199.92

Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Take to the skies and fly over Fox Glacier on a dramatic helicopter flight—one of the South Island of New Zealand’s must-do experiences. Combine stunning aerial views with an up-close experience of the frozen landscape thanks to an exciting snow landing. Walk on alpine terrain that’s accessible only to skilled mountaineers and pilots, enjoying an unforgettable, dramatic vantage point set high above the glacier.
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20 minutes
from $199.92
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StaceyCheer wrote a review Jul 6
Arapuni, New Zealand122 contributions38 helpful votes
After our booked flight (with another company) cancelled due to lack of numbers, we were lucky enough to book a flight with Glacier Helicopters last minute. What an amazing experience! We couldn't have had better weather, cold but sunny. The glacier is beautiful, and landing on it is an experience not to be missed. The land crew were great, and our pilot Andy was brilliant - knowledgeable, experienced, with a great sense of humor. We did a lot of different activities on this South Island holiday, but the heli flight and glacier landing were definately the highlight!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Glacier Helicopters
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora Stacey, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! It sounds like you had a perfect day, we’re thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time on the snow landing. Andy is a joy, and we all take great pride in delivering the best of the West Coast on each flight. Thank you again for leaving us a review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards The Helicopter Line
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chrisdV2469ZY wrote a review Jun 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand61 contributions9 helpful votes
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Wow, what an awesome team. From Natalie booking us and safety briefing to Tim the pilot that gave us the most awesome ride with full commentary and pounting out highlights to landing up the top of Fox Glacier. Excellent pilot. I cannot recommend these guys enough. A dream trip and memory.
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Glacier Helicopters
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia ora chrisdV2469ZY. We’re thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time on your flight! Makes the drive up from Wanaka well worth it, and you could not have picked a more perfect day. We’ll pass your praise back to Natalie, Tim and the team, and we hope you had a safe trip home.
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Getafix wrote a review May 2021
New Zealand69 contributions11 helpful votes
Flight around Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snow landing with Clark as pilot. More spectacular than the Crand Canyon helicopter tour. The whole experience was great starting with Holly in the Fox office. An activity that should not be missed.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from TotallyTourism, Customer Service Manager at Glacier Helicopters
Responded May 24, 2021
Kia ora Getafix Thank you for taking the time to leave us such high praise! We’re thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time on your flight. Our team take pride in delivering an awe-inspiring flight over the glaciers- it’s great to see we hit the mark. Thanks again for leaving us a review, we hop you enjoyed the rest of your time on the coast. Kind regards The Helicopter Line
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Morgan wrote a review Apr 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand3 contributions
Amazing 40 minute flight from Franz Josef with Greg, we were very fortunate to fly around Aoraki Mt Cook in such amazing weather conditions. Thanks to Brenden for making this possible! Highly recommended tour!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Glacier Helicopters
Responded Apr 27, 2021
Hi Morgan We’re thrilled you had the pleasure of experiencing our premier flight! Flying around Aoraki is a privilege few have been able to do! Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review, we’ll pass your words back to our ground crew and we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Kind regards Glacier Helicopters
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tonyandgayemeier wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
What an experience! Such a friendly Brendon(and humorous) and a skilled pilot in Tim. What a combination to make it a flight and landing on the snow extravaganza. The day was beautiful, blue sky and no cloud and no wind to speak of. Would recommend to anyone.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Glacier Helicopters
Responded Apr 27, 2021
Hello tonyandgayemeier. It sounds as if you had the perfect day! We’re pleased you took the time to leave us a review, and even more so that you enjoyed yourself! We’ll pass your praise back to our crew, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here on the coast. Kind regards Glacier Helicopters
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