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“30 mins trip to Fox and Franz with landing”

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.
Stourbridge
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“30 mins trip to Fox and Franz with landing”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

This was much better than I expected. We were booked on a longer tour that took in Mount cook, but the low cloud prevented this. However the staff couldn't have been friendlier, they offered alternatives or refunds. We loved the 30 mins tour. The pilot was great. the landing on the snow was exciting and the glaciers were reallyn beautiful. II would do this again in a shot.

Visited January 2014
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Amazing ride & view of the Glaciers”
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get to see both Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers as well as Mt's Cook & Tasman on a beautiful clear Summer morning. The flight was thrilling and the views breathtaking - quite a treat for our 5 & 8 year old kids too - something they will remember for a long time

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“Fast & efficient mountain drop-off & collection”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

The weather was being difficult during our visit but these guys were able to arrange an 8am Fox Glacier township to Pioneer Hut flight for us and our gear and a return flight from Chancellor Hut at just 45 minutes notice when the cloud looked likely to prevent later flights.

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Hamburg, Germany
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323 reviews
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“Luxurious highlight”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

We decided on very short notice to take the 30 mins scenic flight with landing on the glacier for 280 NZD per person. The helicopter base was 5 mins walking distance from our Place (Misty Peaks) so we decided just during breakfast because the weather was amazing. I would definitely recommend to do it only in very good weather conditions because that's the only way to get the best views. We flew to Franz Josef first and after to Fox where we landed on top to get out and take some pictures in the snow in front of the helicopter.
It is an amazing experience, the flight itself, the views, the moment in the top plateau, really unforgettable....
It's a must if you want to afford it.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Memorable experience”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We did the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers with a snow stop. The weather was perfect. We were a group of 2 with 2 others on board. We sat in the front for the trip up and in the back on the return. The front of the helicopter is definitely the best view and the trip up was better for scenery than the return journey. This is the best way to view the glaciers. Staff were very friendly and helpful. During the stop on the snow, the pilot obliged with taking a few photos with our camera as well as one he took with his own and printed while on board and offered for sale. This was a highlight of our holiday and while not cheap, the memory will last a long time.

Visited September 2013
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