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

By HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Pre-flight safety briefing
  • Entry/Admission - HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) when conditions allow
  • Entry to Franz Josef Cinema to view WESTLAND WONDERLAND 40 minute South West New Zealand spectacular


Start:
  • 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand
    Fox Guides Building, 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49003P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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 50 travellers

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

    How much is Mt Cook and Fox Glacier with snow landing (allow 30 mins - departs Fox Glacier)?
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    • 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
    About the operator
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    • HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
      417
      Franz Josef, New Zealand
      Joined in June 2011
    • tmhutchinson
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Choose these guys for your tour
      From booking to arriving safely back, this was so easy. Staff, including ground crew and pilot were helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Views amazing - we ran out of adjectives.
      Written 1 April 2024
    • JHMTTL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Spectacular Views of Mt. Cook, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers
      I wish I could give more than five Stars. Our helicopter departed from Franz Josef early in the morning before the clouds rolled in. It was a perfectly clear sky. We flew around Mt. Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and did a snow landing. The ride was smooth and the views were spectacular. I strongly encourage everyone to take the Grand Tour.
      Written 15 March 2024
    • Wanderlustz123
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Expensive but good
      My elderly mum and I were very fortunate to have favourable weather for our trip. The route may vary subject to the number of other operators in the area. Your weight determines where you sit, the lightest get the front seats. You can only take a camera on board all.other items are left at the office. We flew early in the morning to give ourselves the option to postpone if the weather was poor. The pilot was very professional and the security briefing is taken seriously.
      Written 13 March 2024
    • Quest49091892565
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don't think about it -- just do it.
      Very Professional and still able to keep everything going with a heap of clueless tourist like us. There are several tour operators and I am sure they are all as good as each other, but this one was recommended by a local so that was good enough. The whole process was seamless and with humor. Our pilot was just great (Richard) and we felt it was a great experience -- it even left a bit early.
      Written 26 February 2024
    • Alanar524
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magic
      Absolutely outstanding & a must do. Every staff member was exceptional. And this experience I feel is a must do. We were incredibly lucky with the weather. This goes down as one of the experiences I’ve lived to date. Chris and Dee you are awesome
      Written 20 February 2024
    • 936mikeh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Haast Helicopters
      Spectacular, Nathan took us on a magnificent flight from Haast, Along with the scenery that would be hard to surpass. Would highly recommend.
      Written 17 February 2024
    • Camper61550378460
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      WOW
      This company is so easy to deal with the staff are awesome and the flight was WOW Richard the pilot gave an excellent overview as we flew over both glaciers and the weather was perfect
      Written 10 February 2024
    • 580geoffa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience, bucket list item
      We were booked to fly at 1:00 pm but it was too cloudy to make a landing. The staff were extremely accommodating and rebooked us for 2:30 pm as the clouds were expected to lift. I am so glad they were able to do this as the flight was amazing and landing on the glacier was awesome. I have flown in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon but this flight was far more spectacular. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone thinking of doing this, you will not regret it.
      Written 9 February 2024
    • 940leannea
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exceptional operator - highly recommend
      When planning our South Island itinerary, a flight and snow landing on these magnificent glaciers was high on our list. The cloud cover was constantly changing and having had an earlier flight (with another operator) reduced to a flyover and the snow landing cancelled, we walked into the office of HeliServicesNZ to see if they could take us up and land on the glacier. Within 30 minutes we were in the air with an incredibly generous and experienced pilot who pointed out areas of interest and navigated the mountains and the changing clouds with ease. The sun was shining at the top of the glacier and the snow landing was epic. My brother-in-law had never seen snow before and with age and health issues, this was a bucket-list moment. Our pilot took great care that he was safe on the ice, provided excellent commentary on the flight, and afterwards back on the ground, as well as taking lots of photos of the two of us. He seemed to love being up there as much as we did. This was our holiday highlight and we are still talking about the generosity of our pilot with his time and care. We can't thank you enough for this experience of a lifetime.
      Written 4 February 2024
    • Nomad65883490372
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wow!!
      This really was 'the trip of a lifetime'. Stunning scenery and great to step out of the helicopter onto the glacier. Nice one Mark.
      Written 7 December 2023
    • Trek54046567178
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Such a great experience. The flight had amazing views and the pilot was friendly and gave us lots of facts. Standing atop the glacier was super cool. We weren’t able to fly at the time I booked due to cloud coverage but the company were good at accommodating our plans and rescheduling us for the following morning before we left.
      Written 11 November 2023
    • Abhsi
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful views
      HeliServices.NZ in Franz Josef offers an exceptional helicopter ride that's nothing short of spectacular. From the moment you arrive, their friendly and professional staff make you feel at ease. The pilot's expertise and insightful commentary enhance the journey as you soar over Franz Josef's iconic glaciers, majestic mountains, and lush rainforests. The views are simply awe-inspiring, and the duration of the flight is just right. The clean and well-maintained helicopter adds to the feeling of safety and comfort. It's a thrilling adventure that provides a unique perspective on New Zealand's natural beauty. HeliServices.NZ delivers an unforgettable experience that's worth every moment.
      Written 19 September 2023
    • jordan165
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience!
      A fantastic experience. Quite pricey for a 30 minute experience but we still think that it was worth it. The views are breathtaking and the opportunity for the snow landing was awesome. Our pilot Richard was really friendly and knowledgeable about the glaciers/mountains and kindly took photos of two groups in our flight. We purchased a $20 printed picture/fold out of the flight. To improve customer experience, it would be good to make this fold out cheaper/free (given the cost of the flight)
      Written 16 September 2023
    • L4208PPchrisb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best in town
      After being completely, dismissively and unapologetically stuffed around for several hours by their competitor across the road, my spirits were lifted when I experienced the exact opposite with Heliservices. I walked in and my family and I were on a chopper in 15 minutes flat. Customer service on point, pilot was awesome, helicopter was great. We did the two glaciers with a landing and it was even cheaper than what across the road we’re gonna charge me if they were organised enough to get us into the sky. I 100% recommend Heliservices Franz Josef!
      Written 14 September 2023
    • Karin F
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must do when in fox glacier or Franz josef
      Originally booked to fly from Fox Glacier, the morning off I got a call from a team member asking me to go to Franz Josef instead. The staff there were really helpful getting me on a tour. I'm so glad I waited the extra time as this is an amazing trip around the glaciers. The staff are friendly & helpful.
      Written 9 July 2023
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    BrentonM8
    Adelaide, Australia17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sitting in the front of the helicopter with Ken was just amazing. Ken was so reassuring and professional the flight was smooth as it comes. The scenery and the experience of landing on the glacier was surreal and so worth the wait. Thank you so much.
    Written 23 February 2024
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    Bhavme
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • 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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    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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    charles k
    Boston, MA16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    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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    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019 • 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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    heather C
    Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019
    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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    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, Australia14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    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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    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, MA39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2019 • 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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2018 • 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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