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Glacier Country Helicopters

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We welcome you to New Zealand’s World Famous Glacier Region. Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd are passionate about what we do, providing visitors from around the world with the Ultimate Helicopter Experience into our back yard. We are a local family...more
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10 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jan and Mike went above and beyond to loonafter me. The flight and landing were so worth every cent of the cost and I wanted to do it all again once it was over. Definitely do it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mairead1990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Working in the service industry I was appalled at the response I got when on holiday in the South Island and stopped at the Franz Josef Glacier town ship and phoned “Glacier Country Helicopters” to ask about the cost of flights. The response I got...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rivermichael
GCHelicopters, Owner at Glacier Country Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear River Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We feel extremely disappointed this has happened to you, as we pride ourselves on being a tight knit team, that takes the time to really explain our packages to everyone....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gus and Poppy went above and beyond to make sure us Aussie girls still had an entertaining afternoon when the the weather didn’t want to play the game. We are all really looking forward to seeing the Tasman Glacier...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 839sharnaj
GCHelicopters, Pilot at Glacier Country Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy to help & thanks for the review. Hopefully see you again soon to take you on that flight.

Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Gus and his crew are top notch. Excellent equipment and the 45min flight and landing was unreal. Family business, take-off and landing from their private acreage.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rigfuel
GCHelicopters, Pilot at Glacier Country Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. The 45min flight over the main divide is truly amazing. Thanks for the review & enjoy the rest of your stay in NZ.

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We had the most incredible glacier flight with Glacier Country Helicopters. The check in staff were welcoming and arriving at their heliport you quickly realise that they are a group of passionate enthusiasts who run the operation meticulously. Our pilot Jay was hugely experienced and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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GCHelicopters, Pilot at Glacier Country Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

It was our pleasure to show you guys around our hangar, machines & later a flight into the beautiful Southern Alps. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Kind Regards:)

Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We did the 35 min helicopter flight above Fox Glacier and MT Cook and it was amazing. Decided to do that last minute, but the three pilots at the place were so lovely and welcoming, that we felt more than safe. Stopped on the top...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 771tanjas
GCHelicopters, Pilot at Glacier Country Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thanks very much. Happy to hear you had a great experience with us. We hope that the rest of your road trip through NZ went just as well:) Kind regards.

Reviewed November 13, 2018

I'm skydiving instructor with 25,000+ jumps and now full time traveler. So far did visit 163 countries. But today I had the best flight on my life with Glacier Country Helicopters. I did 35 minutes flight with the landing on the glacier. The view was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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GCHelicopters, Pilot at Glacier Country Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

We were really pleased that with your extensive background in aviation & travel that you were so impressed with the flight & views. You were truely buzzing after we landed. A true testament to the stunning terrain we have here. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Mike, Ben and the team are definately the ones to choose and book your flight with. There are 4+ companies in Franz Joseph who offer these scenic flights but Glacier Country Helicopters were the only ones who treated us as not just 'another number' but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bronwen C
GCHelicopters, Pilot at Glacier Country Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thanks Bronwen that means a lot to us. Sorry for the late reply. All the best.:)

Reviewed April 21, 2018

Very friendly and helpful people, right from the moment of booking six months in advance. Greeted us like old friends when we arrived, as recommended, the evening before to check out the prospects for flight. We were lucky and the flight took off - though...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ChrisJS51
Reviewed April 5, 2018

We booked a 45-minute flight to include a trip round Mt Tasman & Mt Cook, but the wind made this impossible so we had the 35-minute trip with snow landing. As we were the first in the morning the site was pristine; I can imagine...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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