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“Helicopter ride”

Mountain Helicopters
Ranked #8 of 17 things to do in Fox Glacier
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We managed to do the 40 minute two glacier trip as the weather was inclement to do Mt Cook as well. Great guys from behind the desk to the pilot. Did their best possible to give us great views on a not so nice day. Well done boys

Thank Trish G
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"minute flight"
in 29 reviews
"snow landing"
in 30 reviews
"mt cook"
in 19 reviews
"tasman glacier"
in 9 reviews
"helicopter ride"
in 14 reviews
"great flight"
in 5 reviews
"great communication"
in 2 reviews
"luckily the weather"
in 2 reviews
"new zealand"
in 14 reviews
"scenic flight"
in 7 reviews
"these guys"
in 8 reviews
"franz joseph"
in 9 reviews
"private helicopter"
in 2 reviews
"great pictures"
in 4 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 9 reviews
"snowball fight"
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"nz holiday"
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We took a short flight over Fox Glacier, great service, good value BUT be aware, entry to chopper is via two very widely spaced pegs and for anyone other than the very nimble or agile this may well be a big challenge. A stepbox might be a worthwhile addition guys.

Thank Kiwi_Travellers3204
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

I cannot rate Mountain Helicopters highly enough, they were brilliant. It is a very friendly operation with the personal touch. I would recommend the 40 min or 30 min flight with a snow landing, you get a totally different perspective of Fox Glacier & Franz Josef as well as seeing Mt Cook when you do the snow landing. It's a must when visiting Fox Glacier and you won't regret it, fantastic scenery with unforgettable moments from take off to landing.

Thank FredtheTread538
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We took the longest tour with the snow landing and did not regret either that choice or the choice of company. We fully endorse the previous positive comments. The company is friendly and professional; their helicopters are slightly smaller, allowing full visibility for the four on our trip (two couples).

Although the early morning was low cloud, it cleared and gave us a superb experience. The views of both glaciers and mounts Cook and Tasman were absolutely awesome and the experience of landing was great - crisp and fresh with beautiful views. The pilot gave an informative commentary and helped us to take some great pictures whilst landed.

Although there was another couple on our flight, it was still a very personal experience and their presence did not detract at all from the trip. We both feel this trip made our month in New Zealand. Thank you very much, Mountain helicopters.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Booked the helicopter ride on bookme.com. We arrived early and Clarke (the pilot) was very accommodating to take us up early. We were doing the 40 minute flight with a landing. Unfortunately there was a bit of cloud, although we did get to land on Franz Josef glacier and given the option to walk on the glacier Clarke advised us that the cloud was coming in and advised that it would be safer to take off. We then saw a few more glaciers and still got to do a 40 minute flight

Thank Rodman100
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