Kokatahi Tours
Hokitika Fly SIX Glaciers Heli Tour
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Hokitika Fly SIX Glaciers Heli Tour

By Precision Helicopters Hokitika
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 0-110, max of 5 per group
Duration: 45–60 minutes
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hokitika Gorge Walk
What's not included
  • Lunch


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  • 535 Whitcombe Valley Road, Kokatahi 7881, New Zealand
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 355138P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 355138P1

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    • 535 Whitcombe Valley Road, Kokatahi 7881, New Zealand
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      Fly too 6 different GLACIERS & SNOW LANDING! Glaciers include Wilkinson, Ramsay, Dainty, Lonty and Leeb Glacier along the western and eastern side of the Southern Alps. The snow melt from the glaciers create's an unbelievable unspoiled crystal clear water. These sites of vast expanses of native bush and beautiful alpine terrain will open your eyes to the true beauty of New Zealand. Visit the remote locations of greenstone and gold. Spot the historic deer stalker huts and wild alpine animals like Himalayan Tahr. Our experienced pilot will give you a running commentary of the lands amazing history. On your flight home experience the magical outlook of landing in the snow on top of Mt Beaumont. Mind blowing views, crisp air, and fresh snow to enjoy.
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    • Precision Helicopters Hokitika
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      Hokitika, New Zealand
      Joined in April 2013
    • 307emmaleee
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great flight and awesome pilot.
      The flight was amazing. Pilot was really nice and super funny. Really good a international impersonations. =) 10/10 would recommend.
      Written 6 March 2023
    • W7845FSrobertp
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      Awesome Helicopter Flight
      I had an unforgettable experience with this helicopter tour over the Southern Alps of New Zealand. The pilot was professional, informative, and flexible in accommodating our wishes for the flight. He provided fascinating insights about the mountains, glaciers, and forests we flew over, and even made sure our 7-month-old baby was comfortable and didn't have any problems with the pressure changes. The helicopter was comfortable and offered stunning views of the landscapes below, including snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and crystal-clear lakes. The company provided excellent customer service and made sure we had a great time. I highly recommend this helicopter tour to anyone visiting New Zealand. It was worth every penny and will be a memory that lasts a lifetime.
      Written 26 February 2023
    • ClairefromNQLD
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant trip with brilliant pilot
      We had an absolutely wonderful trip with Matt. One hour of flying to suit the weather conditions including a stop on top of the snow - incredible. Matt was knowledgeable and flew beautifully to the conditions (which was great for two of the party who struggle with travel sickness). We loved every second and would 100% recommend - it was THE moment of our holiday. (Matt is also a gun with the panoramic group shot!)
      Written 24 September 2022
    • mattsenior92
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beat Adivce and well Priced!
      Wicked operation ! Pilot and owner Matt Newton, flew my Wife and I in on our honeymoon to a great wee spot in his jet ranger. He was very good to deal with and had heaps of spot on advice on hunting. Very competent pilot who gave us heaps of good commentary. Well priced and will fly with him again!
      Written 25 March 2022
    • juliekE4158VJ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Day
      We had an amazing flight with Matt. Four friends who were not sure what they were in for. The views were spectacular, we really enjoyed Matt’s commentary, humour and stories of the world around us. A experience we will remember forever and recommend to everyone.
      Written 28 October 2021
    • Reeb007
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Experience of a Lifetime
      Awesome adventure today. It was an extraordinary landscape to view, along with your great knowledge of the area and its geology. Thank you!!!! Photos don't do the flight justice :) Our take-off was located not far from the Hokitika Gorge car park, which was a great place for a picnic and a walk through the gorge afterwards.
      Written 21 October 2021
    • AliciaK2468
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Scenic flight
      Great scenic flight, glaciers were beautiful. Organised at short notice during winter which was appreciated. Matt was a great guide
      Written 19 June 2021
    • penzandrich
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      Best glacier flight you could have......
      What a truly amazing flight to behold. Stunning scenery with huge expanses of natural bush and the southern alps mountains with multiple glaciers. Our pilot Matt is amazing, very experienced with huge local knowledge and commentary for the whole trip, a real good bugger with a great sense of humour thrown in too. Trip of a lifetime, don’t miss out on this, stunning. Bucket list done in the best glacier flight you could wish for. Totally recommend.
      Written 1 April 2021
    • panatina
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      Memorable trip over the Southern Alps
      By chance, our trip to view six of NZ's 18 glaciers also included a pick up for hunters who had been in the bush. Admittedly, we might have seen a bit more than the standard tour but this is absolutely a 5 star event - well worth the investment. Matt's commentary kept us laughing and inspired us to find out more about glaciers, geology, back country hut and the wild animals thriving in the Alps.
      Written 26 March 2021
    • 683gilbertl
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      Excellent flight
      Amazing flight. Matt and I think might have been his daughter who took the booking are very safety conscious and clearly went through all safety aspects. Matt great commentator about the region and showed us amazing scenery that is well worth seeing. This can only be appreciated by flying over in a helicopter. Matt made it a very enjoyable experience. Its up at the top of must do trips. thank you Matt
      Written 9 December 2020
    • mxc000
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Beaut!
      Absolutely the best money spent for any heli flight you'll have. Was an incredible experience flying with Matt. You can't go wrong flying with the best.
      Written 25 November 2020
    • Navigate488297
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great day out
      Thanks Matt for a fantastic trip today. Brilliant service stunning landscapes. So good to see places that we had tramped before and now have many more to add to the must do list. Would recommend thus trip to anyone from West coast locals to visitors.
      Written 16 August 2020
    • VickiBrooklyn
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not to be missed!
      Very friendly and helpful. This was a spur of the moment trip for us and Matt accommodated us perfectly. This was a highlight of our holiday in Hokitika. It was awesome getting up close to the mountains and Matt’s knowledge of the area was great. He even spotted a couple of deer near one of the huts.
      Written 16 July 2020
    • Darren I
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Best of the Best!
      Thank you Matt for our impromptu ride from Jackson's Retreat, stunning service and can't wait to do the Gorge trip. We'll be promoting your service to our customers and we know that they will be in excellent hands. All the best Darren & Toni
      Written 22 June 2020
    • PurpleBuzzard
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      Sooooo much better than the other providers!
      Several years ago, we did the ‘tourist thing’ and went to one of the helicopter trips around the glaciers out of Franz Jospeh. It was a bit like catching a Number 10 bus. Everyone is in a holding pattern against a large number of other helicopter trip providers taking you up to the glaciers, a quick landing and five or ten minutes on the glacier before catching your bus home again. Yes, it was nice I guess, but it was NOTHING compared to the trip we took with PRECISION HELICOPTERS in January 2020! We arrived to meet our pilot and grounds person at a quaint location well away from the hustle and bustle of our previous flight. We were the ONLY people there (four in our group plus the two business operators). Our visit was MUCH more personal than previously (with the other provider). We were welcomed by name, briefed on safety, talked about where we might like to be seated. We ALL had a SUPERB view of the glaciers and pretty much had free range to fly where we wanted (unlike the other providers who ALL take you on the same route). We came away KNOWING we had just had the experience of a lifetime, we felt like part of the family! Lovely cup of tea and biscuits to finish the day off, just perfect! No one rushed us, we didn’t feel at all like just another number (or merely a source of $’s), we came away feeling very grateful for a wonderful experience that ONLY Precision Helicopters could offer. Thinking of visiting the glaciers? Go with Precision Helicopters based out of Hokitika. You won’t be disappointed! 💜 🚁 💜
      Written 31 May 2020
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    Flash2004
    New Plymouth, New Zealand125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Not just the brilliance of the scenery, not just the professionalism of the whole operation, not just the precision with which the helicopter is positioned during the trip, not just the feeling of safety and security in the hands of true professionals, not just the uniqueness of the incredible sights you'll see, but its the commentary that will captivate you and bring you to be part of everything you see, the character, the beauty, the scenery.... everything. It is a MUST SEE for every visitor to New Zealand. Kiwis themselves haven't seen this. Yet.
    Written 19 October 2022
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    Tim A
    Pool of Muckhart, UK84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding. We were in Hokitika for one night transiting back to Christchurch and booked a flight with the lovely Matthew at Precision for 6 Glaciers. The day before, we had to re arrange the flight as weather closing in for our scheduled flight. Matthew went above and beyond, reopening at 5.30pm to take us on a magical early evening flight before the weather arrived. Utterly superb description by Matthew as we flew up to East side of Alps and along valley floor, landing below glaciers for memorable photos. Totally brilliant.
    Written 3 March 2024
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    Flyer07078078539
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Friends
    The most unbelievable helicopter tour! After our original helicopter tour being cancelled due to the bad weather, we found Precision Helicopters online and we are so glad we did. Both Matt and Lily were so friendly and welcoming. Matt was a fantastic pilot who was extremely knowledgeable about all the glaciers and land we flew over. Landing on the glaciers was amazing, a totally unforgettable lifetime experience. Couldn’t recommend Precision Helicopters enough! Thank again Matt and Lily :)
    Written 7 May 2023
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    Krishna A
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Couples
    Absolutely incredible experience! Matt is a tremendously talented pilot and a wonderful person. He took us on a stunning journey through the mountains and landed us on top of a snow capped mountain. He also provided us really interesting information about the whole region as we travelled. Cannot recommend highly enough!
    Written 16 October 2022
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    Carey W
    Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked this Glacier heli trip as a special treat for the family to celebrate my husband's milestone bday.
    We've been lucky to do quite a bit of tramping in the South Island but seeing the glaciers from the air was truely magnificent. Landing at a frozen lake and being so close to the steep gravelly slopes was fantastic. Matt was informative and a very experienced pilot. He made sure we had the best time.
    Written 16 July 2023
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    Becky053
    Bloomington, IN271 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    We had planned on booking a helicopter tour later in the week but since there was rain forecasted we stopped and inquired about opportunities here when on the way back from Hokitika Gorge on a gorgeous day. Matt took us up on a wonderful flight into the valley and up over the mountains making sure we had good views of glaciers and waterfalls. He also told us some history of the area from logging, to historic cabins and receding glaciers. His business includes hauling hunters into those remote spots and farm work so he is not all tourist business. This made the experience more personable and less “sausage factory” as Matt would describe the rides from companies that take tour after tour everyday. He set us down on a snowfield so we could get out and experience the icy snow. It was short though since a fog was starting to cover the mountain but I’m glad we had a few minutes there.
    Written 14 March 2023
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    Simon Müller
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Family
    We booked a spontaneus flight at PHL to see the 6 Glaciers. Easy booking by just calling Matt. We had a once in a liftime experience. Matt was just awesome. He told us a lot about the landscape and made us feel comfortable at all times. He even organized a babyseat for our 10 month old son. The flight was incredible. We can highly recommend Matt and his Team for everyone who wants to see New Zealands beatiful landscape from above.
    Thanks again Matt!
    Sarah,Simon and Linus
    Written 2 December 2022
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    richardnZ1948IX
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Family
    Called on the morning and was able to be fitted in for a midday flight. Incredible views of 6 glaciers, the southern alps and the canterbury headwaters. Great commentary all the way. So pleased we read the reviews and went with Precision Helicopters on a perfect day for flying. Thanks team, our family will remember this flight for a lifetime
    Written 13 July 2021
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    Jackie S
    Monument, CO35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The glacier tour by helicopter was a highlight of our visit to this area of New Zealand. Woke up that morning in Fox Glacier and headed north and inland slightly to meet up for a 2 pm tour. We were concerned about the low clouds and weather conditions but were extremely happy when we found the facility was located near a valley that allowed the helicopter to operate safely when many of other tour companies from locations along the coast would have been postponed or canceled.
    Written 25 November 2023
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    leon l
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When persistent poor weather prevented our planned glacier heli flight from Franz Josef we decided to try again while travelling farther north and were fortunate to find this heli tour. Our friendly and informed local pilot braved what remained of the cloudy weather to treat us to views of several beautiful glaciers and valleys that spanned both the west and east side of the alps. This was accompanied by a well informed explanation of what we were seeing and a bit of local history. A brief stop on top of a mountain for some snaps and a scenic flight back between the mountain passes before they closed to more clouds completed the experience.
    Though we had to wait a bit for the pilot to arrive and the weather to clear before we could depart, the flight was fantastic and well worth it.
    Written 11 October 2022
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