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“Helecopter Ride - Excellent!!”

Glacier Helicopters
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$172.02*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Fox Glacier
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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.
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Helecopter Ride - Excellent!!”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Take the helicopter ride to the top of the mountain. Not cheap but well worth the $$. Highly recommended

Visited May 2012
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MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Hi Helen,
We appreciate your recommendation. Great to see a kiwi out enjoying their backyard!
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Auckland
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
Reviewed May 4, 2012

Wow, what I can say, this was simply outstanding. My wife and I left very early one morning from Queenstown to make it all the way across to Franz Josef specically to do this flight over the glaciers.

On the way we phoned and spoke to Richard who promised to call back with a confirmed booking as soon as there was more people as they needed a minimum of 3, which he did, thanks for that!

When we got to Fox Glacier, I had a voicemail from a young lady at the Franz Josef office asking us to come through there as they had organised a flight for us to leave shortly. Brilliant stuff!

Our flight was upgraded to the 40 minute Flight Tour 306. This was absolutely incredible as the weather was perfect, no wind and clear skies. Richard, the pilot, was very professional and did an amazing job.

Thanks Glacier Helicopters for a breath taking experience that we will never forget, and thanks to your superb staff for going the extra mile for us.

Can't wait to visit again!

Visited May 2012
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazingly awesome!”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

We woke early to clear blue skies and perfect conditions. Julian our pilot was brilliant and it was amazing to step out onto the glacier. It was simply one of the most memorable time of our holiday. My partner was a little reluctant at first because of the cost but thanked me after, he wouldn't have missed it for the world! There are only two places in the world where a glacier and rain forest sit side by side and this is one of them. Breathtaking scenery!

Visited May 2011
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1 Thank Madeleine H
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MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review, April 29, 2012
Thanks Madeleine,
We are happy to hear that we helped create one of your memorable moments whilst on holiday! To fly over our rainforest and then step out onto snow high in the mountains is truly an amazing experience.
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East Maitland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing!!”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

We used Glacier Helicopters based in Franz Josef. What an absolutely wonderful experience, the sun was shining, no wind - just perfect conditions for flying. We took the longest flight which takes in both Fox and Franz Josef glaciers plys Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, plus a snow landing! Our pilot, Lance was fantastic and gave us so much information on the flight about glaciers, mountains and anything else we cared to ask about. Great trip would do it again.

Visited April 2012
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MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Hi Annie
So glad you enjoyed your experience with us here on the West Coast. When the weather conditions are right there is nothing better than our Mt Cook Spectacular flight . Lance is a great asset to the team here at Glacier Helicopters and always helpful and informative.

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Vienna, Austria
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

The title says all! We did the 40 min Mt. Cook, twin glacier flight with the glacier landing starting fron Franz Josef, and it was simply amazing! Although there were some clouds (there were no the day before) we thougth that we won't see a lot, but the pilot told us that we fly above those. And iot was simply one of the most excitng things I did on my NZ trip! If you get the possiblilty- DO IT!

Visited March 2012
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