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“Amazing Experience”

Mountain Helicopters
Ranked #7 of 16 things to do in Fox Glacier
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing Experience”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had a wonderful experience when flying over the Southern Alps with Mountain Helicopters. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Nathan, our pilot, was very friendly and ensured we had a great trip. He also was patient and helpful when a less agile couple from our party were finding it hard to get into the helicopter. The commentary was informative.
This trip was $30 cheaper than Mountain Helicopter's main competitor. I recommend this company wholeheartedly. Thanks guys a great trip.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Mountain air Helicopters - Franz Joseph - Spectacular”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We did the 30 min flight over Fox, Franz Joseph and Tasman Glaciers on way to Mt Cook landing - it was an amazing experience and good value for money compared to other providers. We were able to book on the day when we could see we had fantastic weather. As someone who is scared of heights I was pensive about a helicopter flight, however was very smooth and gentle! I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area. Money well worth spent.....

Visited September 2012
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Auckland
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“Mountain Helicopters took our visit to Franz Josef from superb to sublime”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

I cannot say enough about the excellent service and experience my husband and I had in May 2012. We opted for the Flight C option - the 30 MIN MT COOK & FOX GLACIER FLIGHT which included a landing on top of the Alps and crystal clear views of literally dozens of glaciers including Franz and Fox. Our pilot Brooke was tremendously competent, very good-humoured and obliging and I cannot compliment him enough. Clark in the booking office (a helicopter pilot also) escorted us to the helipad, gave clear safety and procedure instructions and we climbed aboard confidently.
A+ to this company for giving us the flight of a lifetime. Don't hesitate

Visited May 2012
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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“If you've never been in a helicopter, try this out.”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

For me the cost of a helicopter tour has been a show stopper. Mountain Helicopters has a $99 quick trip which is only for 10 minutes, but it's enough time to get up to the Fox Glacier and go mos of the way up it. Really quite something. There are 4 heli companies in Fox and Franz. Mountian is the only one with this deal. Others have 20 mins for $200, which is nice if you have almost $1000 to spend for a family.

It's a great experience.

Visited February 2012
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Licence to thrill”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

Passing through Fox Glacier area in a camper van we watched the helicopter flights and decided that for around £95 for 20 minutes we'd do it. We're unlikely to pass that way again but what a fabulous experience, no regrets. Skimming over the snow and rocks at altitude and speed was sheer James Bond stuff, what a privilege. My wife's not keen on flying but relaxed into it and beamed for the rest of the day. The photos and video you can take are astounding. The staff were fun and though they do it day in day out - they didn't seem jaded by it. They say the views are great wherever you sit but up front cannot be beaten in my experience. What you get also a a sense of the sheer scale of the landscape (not as big as Icelandic glaciers but still impressive). Helicopters even land up there for hiking which I'd have done with more time, no question. There is a ten minute flight for the Fox glacier only but the twenty minute flight covers five glaciers, well worth it - easily.

Visited November 2011
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