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Mt Cook and Fox Glacier with snow landing (allow 30 mins - departs Fox Glacier) provided by HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz

Mt Cook and Fox Glacier with snow landing (allow 30 mins - departs Fox Glacier)

Mt Cook and Fox Glacier with snow landing (allow 30 mins - departs Fox Glacier)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
30m
Group size:
50
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Pre-flight safety briefing
  • Entry/Admission - HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) when conditions allow
  • Entry to Franz Josef Cinema to view WESTLAND WONDERLAND 40 minute South West New Zealand spectacular
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand Fox Guides Building, 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pre-flight safety briefing
  • Entry/Admission - HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) when conditions allow
  • Entry to Franz Josef Cinema to view WESTLAND WONDERLAND 40 minute South West New Zealand spectacular
Departure details
  • 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand Fox Guides Building, 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    44 Main Road
    44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand
    Fox Guides Building, 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier
    See address & details
  • 1
    HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    These two locations at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier include a souvenir/gift store and cafe
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
11 reviews
Excellent
10
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
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Terrible
1

Mike R
Ohakune, New Zealand9 contributions
My 2yr old and I had a great experience on this trip. He was able to sit on my lap and had a great ride with dad. Friendly staff recommended a lollipop to help him deal with the popping ears... great idea.

We had some fun up the snow and had some great views.

Im bigger then your average lad but there was heaps of room....
Written 29 December 2020
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Michael N
Thank you ardnaknz for such an awesome review and 5 star rating. I am wrapped your 2yr old had such a great experience and you were able to experience that with him. Its great for families to enjoy such awesome memories and thank you for noting our friendly staff.
Written 4 January 2021
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Charles K
Boston, MA15 contributions
The company has to work around the weather which changes frequently. They were were very courteous and willing to work with us. The trip was everything they described including a quiet helicopter with good headphones to listen to the pilot. The pilot gave an excellent commentary about the glacier and its history. Had a fun time walking around the glacier. The view was spectacular and breathtaking. I did a similar trip in Alaska and this trip was just as good.
Written 27 March 2020
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Michael N
Thank you Charles K for your superb 5 star rating and review, Very pleased to hear it was spectacular and breathtaking for you. Thank you also for noting the good headphones and excellent commentary from your pilot.
Written 29 March 2020
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Ellajeans
1 contribution
Solo
A great crew offering a great experience. I did the snow landing at Franz Josef glacier, which included lots of time for photos and to enjoy the snow. Highly recommend!
Written 3 December 2019
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Kia ora Ellajeans, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your flight and our friendly staff. We hope is a memory you will never forget! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share your special day with you! Ngā mihi, Cammy
Written 4 December 2019
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Bhavme
1 contribution
Family
We took the 30 mins ride just today morning. We were a family of 4 people with kids, about which they knew beforehand.
We were to share our ride with two other gentlemen, for which we did not have any problem at all. When being seated, the Loader made us seat separately: two in front and two back: for which my husband asked the Loader why can’t we seat together at back all four : instead of giving any explanation: he was like either you seat or you leave if you are not Ok with it.. the whole attitude was like they are taking us for a free ride and doing favour to us.. they were nice with other passengers but looking at his attitude towards us, my husband just told him that his attitude cannot be tolerated and he’s going to complain about his racist behaviour..

This was just the start.. the pilot was even worse during the whole ride.. his attitude was super bad and really biased... clicked snaps, chatted, helped the fellow passengers, but to us he gave the worst possible looks and cold shoulders.. we still tried to thank him at end of the ride but he just looked away..

Tried to talk to the manager at store on return and he’s like they had a technical reason why they made us seat separately.. my husband said then the loader could have just said the reason when we asked him but why such attitude ... to which his only reply was : why did you call him racists.. he didn’t have any explanation for the loader and pilots behaviour.. we told him we said because his attitude was such and the pilot was worst..

We have been travelling in NZ since last 10 days now and never had any issues anywhere.. this is the first time where we faced such attitude

Will just say one thing: there are other operators also in town and met people who took their services and were far satisfied and happy..

These people have some of the worst attitudes and of course don’t know anything about customer service.. even in today’s world they are biased beyond belief and really don’t know what further to say..
Written 19 May 2019
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Michael N
Thank you Bhavm… for your rating and review. I am truly shocked your scenic flight for your family was not to your expectations. We cater for a very wide and varied (and diverse) range of international customers and we practice customer service training regularly. First with the seating arrangements we must seat according to the safety regulations of the manufacturer and New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority and this would include placing two of you to the front seats rather than all to the back. This is also how we fairly share the viewing with all passengers and i am surprised you were displeased. After the snow landing the pilot can also swap seating around for the return part of the journey if the weight and balance limitations allow for this. Secondly I am also shocked you would consider us to be racist when we have multi cultural customers and staff. We pride ourselves on great customer service and our trip advisor reviews reflect this. We do not allow for any of our staff to behave in any derogatory way with any passengers or family groups and i am so surprised with your comments. I would like to invite you to email me directly to further my response in an effort to explain our reasons for seating (which is done for passenger safety and comfort). Our customers are under our care and for your absolute safety and health we have procedures in place to ensure your safety, value for money and above all great customer experience.
Written 23 May 2019
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heather C
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
This is a must do in Franz Josef. Fabulous pilot, Dion, who gave a great commentary. Really can’t appreciate the beauty and scale of the glaciers unless you see them from the air. Magical experience to land on the mountain and see close up the glaciers, Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. So memorable, a true life memory.
Written 18 October 2019
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Michael N
Thank you heather C for such an amazing review and excellent 5 star rating. I will let Dion know you enjoyed his great commentary and i am even more pleased you found your flight with HeliServices.NZ such a magical experience.
Written 25 October 2019
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Sarahmaree1113
Yallourn North, Australia16 contributions
We loved our experience and Heliservices were amazing. The weather was changing fast so we had our course changed. We instead saw Fox Glacier and Mt Cook. We landed for as long as we could getting many photos then we took off out of there. As we only landed for a short while (we felt was completely long enough) the lovely team refunded us $85 each! Couldn't recommend this company enough. Thanks so much guys!!
Written 13 October 2019
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Michael N
Thank you so much Sarahm... for your wonderful 5 star rating and for your very nice comments about our lovely team. I am so pleased you were able to enjoy the amended flight to ensure the best possible views of the day. Thank you again from the team at HeliServices.NZ
Written 16 October 2019
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Jane
2 contributions
We were passing thru Franz on our way to the ferry, the staff were amazing and went out of their way to help us get on a flight before we had to leave given our time schedule. We had popped into a couple of companies trying to squeeze in a morning ride, but none were available until the afternoon.

The journey itself was obviously breathtaking, and the pilot provided awesome information about the area, even suggesting other activities (such as a visit to Lake Matheson) to do while there. The pilot was fantastic and the ride was super smooth even tho we went up in windy weather, he let us know where we would feel slight bumps like when lifting off the snow which was awesome given none of the passengers had been on a helicopter before. Our nerves were quickly settled as the pilot was super calm and informative. The pilot even got out and took pictures for us!!

I would highly recommend this company, the staff were all amazing, friendly, and hihgly experienced!
Written 1 September 2019
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Michael N
Thank you Hdiwnala for such a wonderful review and 5 star rating. Fantastic your pilot was able to recomend places to visit especially Lake Matheson with winderful views of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. Thank you so much for your high recomendation of HeliServices.NZ Fox & Franz
Written 16 September 2019
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rnohr
Boston, MA40 contributions
Couples
This is a must-do and with this company. So my wife and I arrived late to Franz Joseph the day we did it and felt compelled to take a helicopter ride. We walked around Franz Joseph and two lovely gentlemen at HeliServices were willing to help us for a flight that departed ten minutes later - It was also the last flight out for the day! We felt so lucky and got an excellent view of the glaciers up close. Our helicopter driver allowed us plenty of time and helped us take pictures. Amazing experience. Thank you guys for making our honeymoon special!
Written 30 March 2019
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Thank you rnohr for your wonderful review. I am pleased we made your honeymoon so special and even more pleased you made the last flight of the day for your special experience. We promote great customer service with our staff and work hard to constantly provide this great service. Thank you for coming into our office when you arrived to Franz Josef during your honeymoon!
Written 21 April 2019
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Yvonne N
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions
Highly recommended. The view is awesome. Snow landing is an unforgettable experience as well. We had sufficient time taking photos and playing in the snow, surrounded by some amazing views.
Written 14 November 2018
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Wow thank you Yvonne N for your kind review and high recommendation. We are certainly surrounded by some amazing views and scenery.
Written 18 November 2018
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Ziga_B
Copenhagen, Denmark26 contributions
Couples
Having stayed at Franz Josef for a few days we booked the trip to do the Grand Tour. It was very cloudy and on the last day the flights were unfortunately cancelled due to poor visibility. On our last day at Franz Josef we were out of luck again but were offered a flight from Fox. And what spectacular flight it was!

There are a few service providers in the area and Fox Franz Heliservices is the cheapest but we had great service throughout. We were lucky to land on the Fox glacier and the whole experience was definitely one of the highlights of our NZ trip!
Written 2 October 2018
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Thank you Ziga_24, for a wonderful review. Yes, sometimes it can be cloudy and unflyable for one glacier yet clear and safe to fly over the other. Very pleased you experienced what we offer after a patient few days waiting for the weather. Thank you for recommending us and noting our "great service throughout" and your experience a definite highlight of your NZ trip!
Written 18 October 2018
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
annabT6161SK
annabT6161SK
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Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers Rock‼️
First things first. No helicopter ride anywhere in the world is going to be inexpensive. We shopped around, struggl
simana3493
simana3493
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One of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences your kids will remember
We had already had a fabulous day on a glacier hike when the next day dawned equally still and sunny and we decided
Clozzie
Clozzie
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Bucket List experience
A truly wonderful trip, something to tick off the bucket list. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed this experien
D174RMmichelleh
D174RMmichelleh
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Stunning Glacier
What a true highlight, bucket list adventure for us, stunning morning in Franz Joseph, weighed in, hopped in and fl
Intothehorizonz
Intothehorizonz
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Please read the small prints. Don’t buy non- refundable deals.
We booked a helicopter flight over Franz Josef and Fox Glacier without the glacier landing. We booked a deal which
Kevin K
Kevin K
00
A must do experience
Rachel , our pilot gave us an experience of a life time. The staff are all very professional and totally safety con
stevew538
stevew538
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Happy with the trip.
We did this trip as part of a West Coast package deal and we were happy with the experience. The staff are vaccinat
Janes2508QF
Janes2508QF
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Fantastic Franz Josef Glacier flight
Fantastic experience, professional and helpful. Josh the pilot was brilliant and looked after us all. Landing on th
DiAndNick
DiAndNick
00
Best view of glacier
Best helicopter ride ever! Didn't actually do the landing. Jamie the pilot was great. Seeing the glacier from above
TrishMason2016
TrishMason2016
00
Absolute breath taking
Our experience with this company was beyond what we could of asked for, We paid for a flight and were kindly upgrad
Stephen C
Stephen C
00
Giant steps are what you take walking on the !!!!!!!
The reviews pretty much sum this experience up - fantastic scenic flight experience along and up the gorge before l
Keesnz S
Keesnz S
00
Fantastic family fox glacier flight experience
Fantastic family flight to fox glacier with heliservices. Great crew and pilot made for trip of a lifetime. Even sa
Stay819648
Stay819648
00
Stunning
What an amazing experience! The scenery is stunning and the close up view of the glacier is extremely special. We l
victoriabO2792YC
victoriabO2792YC
00
Amazing!!!!! Must do activity
This has been on my bucket list for a long time and it did not disappoint. Rachel (pilot) was outstanding, knowledg
Kiwitravelers2013
Kiwitravelers2013
00
Great stuff
An amazing tour. One of the best we have done. The staff were fabulous from my first contact to book to the time
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