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Mountain Helicopters
Ranked #8 of 17 things to do in Fox Glacier
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

We took the Fox Glacier and Mount Cook flight which also flies over the Franz Josef glacier. Stunning views and the snow landing was fun too! Worth the splurge!!

Thank niceguyjin
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"great flight"
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"luckily the weather"
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"new zealand"
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"these guys"
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"franz joseph"
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"great pictures"
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

I was rather hesitant about this activity, given its cost and the heavy clouds rolling in at the time. All doubts were dispelled when I made inquiries at the office. "We can take you now", was the helpful advice. We were advised that it wouldn't be the "standard" 40-minute flight, but the pilot promised a snow landing and lots of glaciers. "Now" meant right now ... within the next 2 minutes, in order to beat the weather front. We weren't disappointed! We had fabulous close-up views of glaciers, snow formations, mountains, and, as, promised, a landing on ice. The helicopter seemed to be all window - unobstructed views in all directions, and helpful commentary from the pilot.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

What price can you put on a magical experience! We flew with Mountain Helicopters on the 40min flight over Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers with a snow landing. It was a truly fantastic experience. I would defineately recommend the snow landing, although, the cheaper 30 minute flight is probably the best value and it has the snow landing too. The snow was pristine, and soft and powdery when we landed..we could not even form snow balls! Our pilot Nathan was fabulous and you were given several minutes on the snow to play, jump, run and take photos. Nathan happily took family pictures for us. I did all my bookings from Australia by email and internet, dealing with the host Michael. He was helpful, friendly with all dealings. I have nothing bad to say about Moutain Helicopters.

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Reviewed March 8, 2018
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