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“Amazing experience.”

Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices
Ranked #6 of 11 Tours in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices offer scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. View Mount Cook, Mount Tasman New Zealands highest peaks. 4 and 6 passenger modern turbine helicopters. Private charters available. Easy to find us on the Main Street at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
398 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Amazing experience.”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Professional and friendly experience from booking the flight, to the end of the flight, I loved it. I only booked the 20 minute flight with the snow landing, because of budget restraints but it was amazing . The pilot was professional and I felt really safe ,It was my first helicopter flight. We swapped seats on the return journey so everyone got chance to sit in the front and the back. The views were awesome........... do it with this firm.

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A great service”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

We took the middle price trip and they did us proud. We flew mid morning when few others were going out we worked our way up and around the clouds and had fantastic views at the top. Excellent!

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Mandurah, Australia
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112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic flight - Great service”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

We took Flight 1 over Fox Glacier, with a snow landing. The young lady at the office in Fox was friendly and enthusiastic and made us feel very welcome when we arrived for our pre-booked flight. We were taken out to the helipad and introduced to the pilot. As there were only two of us (plus the pilot), our flight was in the smaller helicopter and both of us were able to sit in the front seat which gave us great views. Unfortunately, as we approached the top of the glacier, the cloud came over and we were unable to make the snow landing at the top. The staff at Fox Franz Heliservices were very apologetic and really looked after us. We were given a second flight when the cloud cleared, made the snow landing and the pilot did not rush or hurry us once we were on the snow. We would thoroughly recommend this company if you are after a great flight over the glaciers.

Visited December 2011
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Expensive but fantastic sights”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We got lucky that the tour could run on the morning that we left town and although this could blow your budget it is a really cool thing to do.

We chose flight 3 - a flight over both FJ and Fox glaciers which included a 5min landing on the snow and around 25mins flying over the spectacular landscape.

There are a few companies offering similar trips, this is the only locally run one and was marginally cheaper than others. We would have appreciated a little more commentary without the brief chatting to his mates over the comms but we still had a great time and was certainly worth the one-off expense.

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