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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier provided by The Helicopter Line West Coast

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier
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from $360.00 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Soar over two of New Zealand's most renowned glaciers, each cloaked in an ice-blue sheen, on this 30-minute helicopter flight. Arrive at the helicopter base for your aerial tour that includes a magnificent snow landing atop either Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier. Step aboard your twin-engine copter and look out from the six-passenger open cabin to an incomparable aerial vista over the Southern Alps. Hover above fascinating ice forms as your pilot provides interesting narration on the ever-changing glacial landscape. After a remote landing, step out onto a snowfield above the icefalls. You’ll be captivated by your natural surroundings, including views of Mt Cook/Aoraki, which towers at an elevation of 12,217 feet (3,724 meters).
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Important information
Inclusions
Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5-10 minutes) • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Items of a personal nature
Duration
30m
Departure details
The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand
Inclusions
Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5-10 minutes) • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Items of a personal nature
Departure details
The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand
Duration
30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Children must be accompanied by an adult, Children weighing less than 15kgs are required to sit on a parents lap.
It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures.
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier
    Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Franz Josef Glacier
  • 1
    Fox Glacier
    Stop: 5 minutes
    Fly over both Franz Josef Glacier & Fox Glacier in one trip! Land on the snow at the head of the Glacier, jump out and take it all in.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Southern Alps
    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • You'll end at
    The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier
    Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Gordon Barney
3 contributions
A bucket list experience.
Jun 2020 • Couples
Unforgettable experience. Vicky and Belinda were brilliant, professional and fun, absolutely top service. Dion the pilot, every bit as professional and plenty of great banter. Can't recommend enough.
Written 28 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us and got to fully experience the beautiful West Coast. Dion, Vicky and Belinda will be thrilled to hear your ride was both pleasant and safe. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels!
Written 12 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cheryl Burton
Kaiapoi, New Zealand73 contributions
Mind blowing!
I've always wanted to do this trip and the team at The Helicopter Line made it so amazing! The scenery and entire flight was a once in a lifetime experience. Our pilot,Tim, was brilliant and our leader, Bel, was a delight. I recommend this so much!
Written 16 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Experiencing the glaciers with a snow landing is truly a once in a lifetime experience. We are happy that your pilot Tim and ground crew Bel made your experience even better. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on the beautiful West Coast.
Written 12 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kelly D
8 contributions
Highlight of my stay!
Jan 2020
I booked by flight 1 day out and was pretty nervous I wouldn't get to fly because of the weather. I went in to see and the team there were so caring about having to tell me unfortunately I couldn't fly. They went above and beyond to try and reschedule me during the short time I was there. Even moving my departure (from Franz Josef to Fox) to be closer to my accommodation!
The next day I woke up to clear skies and was able to fly!
Man they didn't disappoint!!
I was fortunate to get the front seat - the views were amazing! Flying was fantastic and landing on the snow just an amazing experience :) Still have a smile talking about it today!
From communication to the adventure these guys were fantastic and would recommend this company to everyone!
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Thadanim
Hong Kong, China175 contributions
Incredible! Worth it!
30min flight and landing on top of Fox Glacier was amazing! A must do if you can. Scenery and views unbelievable. Went on a sunny day and was perfectly warm in jeans and a t-shirt. Pilot and girls in the office were great. If you staying in Franz Joseph can do similar flights from there. Saves you the drive to Fox Glacier.
Written 17 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Our flights depart from both our Franz Josef and Fox Glacier bases. We suggest flying from which ever base your accommodation is located however our Fox Glacier and Mount Cook flight only departs from our Fox base. The views from our helicopters are amazing and it is the best way to see them. Thank you for an awesome review. Kind Regards The West Coast Team
Written 4 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Leyla M
Zurich, Switzerland49 contributions
Short but cool
The flight was very impressive and wonderful!! Definitely worth it! I'd like to have a bit longer flight time. You are flying about 10-15 minutes and stay at the glacier for about 15-20 minutes to take pictures and enjoy the nature. If you have the money, do it!
Written 6 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Leyla,Thank you for your review.The snow landings are roughly 5-10 minutes but can feel longer as one explores the snow on our landing sites. The flight are definitely worth doing as you see more from the air than you can from the ground. Kind Regards,The West Coast Team
Written 4 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nick_P1290
Milton Keynes, UK19 contributions
An incredible experience
Oct 2017 • Couples
My wife and I had a twin glacier flight with snow landing booked for 10 am. We were a very fortunate that we awoke to great weather (as cancellations are high due to low cloud cover being common and affecting visibility for the pilots). The team at the Fox Glacier branch were very friendly and checked us in and gave us the safety briefing before driving us to the helipad just out of town. The flight itself was absolutely incredible seeing both glaciers extending down the mountain side into the rainforest. We landed up on Fox Glacier in thick snow and clear blue skies, with great views of Mt. Tasman and Mt. Cook, and were able to walk around and take photos for approximately ten minutes before getting back into the helicopter and heading down the mountain. An absolutely must do (weather permitting) whilst in the region.
Written 19 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Nick, Thank you for your fantastic feedback! It sounds like you and your wife had an incredible experience with our Fox team. We have quite a unique landscape here with the Glaciers extending into the rainforests which does mean weather plays a big role in flying conditions. It seems like you struck gold with the weather on the day with being able to see Mount Tasman and Mount Cook. We agree that this is a ‘must do’ in our region as you see far more of the area than you can see from the ground and you don’t realise how extensive and vast the National Park is with the sheer scale the mountains towering over us. Thank you again for your valuable review. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team
Written 23 October 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: The Helicopter Line West Coast
Lee W
Lee W
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What an amazing experience!
Wow! Wow! Wow! We had a perfectly stunning day for our flight over both the Fox & Franz Josef glaciers! Then the am
125ejm
125ejm
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Incredible - Definitely Add To Your List
We had the best time, as first we both were pooping our dacks with the thought of a helicopter ride. But Brendan on
heatherfs2019
heatherfs2019
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Once in a lifetime experience!
Helicopter Line had great reviews compared to their competitors sp we chose them for the heli hike at Franz Josef.
nzwestie
nzwestie
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Bloody clouds!
Bloody clouds! We missed out on the trip as the clouds came down low. I still gave an excellent rating as the who
iansD8192QR
iansD8192QR
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Help flight from Glentanner
Fantastic experience and a great pilot/guide. Good service on the ground by staff in helping us decide on the best
cassandraw224
cassandraw224
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Sometimes the weather gods just beat you!
We didn't actually get to do this activity because although the weather was balmy and in the 20s at ground level, t
Scenictourista
Scenictourista
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Incredible
We did first pilots choice today and just wanna say a massive thank you to our pilot Brian absolutely accomodating
Fearless530387
Fearless530387
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Extremely disappointed
We had booked this trip for Tuesday 23 February at midday. This was to be the highlight of our month long South I
becs132016
becs132016
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Spectacular
I went on the 20 minute scenic flight with a snow landing and it was breathtaking. Pilot Toby and loader Bel were r
cunnington97
cunnington97
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Picture perfect
We were very fortunate to hit Franz Joseph on a crystal clear, windless day! This is a very professionally run tour
608tinat
608tinat
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Highlight of our South Island Trip
This was something I had dreamed about doing for years. We originally booked from Fox Glacier but the weather was n
Kirstynicmal
Kirstynicmal
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World class experience
I was terrified to do the heli hike but I knew my partner really wanted to so I bit my lip and went anyway. The co
hoihoNZ
hoihoNZ
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Mind-blowing and an experience of a lifetime!
Our family of 3 (including our 8 year old child) had been eagerly looking forward to the glacier heli-hike for over
HungusKiwi
HungusKiwi
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Fantastic glacier flight
We did 20 min heli flight on 3 Jan. Loved it and would totally recommend! Sadly the weather wasn't on our side for
CJandMarz
CJandMarz
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Bucketlist worthy experience!!
Absolutely amazing views and Toby our pilot was very friendly and informative. This was a big tick off my bucket li
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