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Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier)
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Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier)

By HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
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Fox Glacier including snow landing (allow 20 minutes) Fly from our Fox glacier town Heliport to the top of the Fox Glacier icefall and land on the snow for fantastic photographic opportunities. This entry level flight will show you why so many are impressed by the sheer crevasses and pinnacles that form the ice scape's of the Fox Glacier. Be sure to book from the correct departure location (Fox Glacier)
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$338.47
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 20m
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Pre-flight safety briefing
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (are 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, New Zealand
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Near public transportation
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49003P8

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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

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

    How much is Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier)?
    Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier) price starts from $336.47. Discover and book Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier) on Tripadvisor
    What is the Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier) cancellation policy?
    Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier) cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier) on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier)?
    Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier) is hosted by HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Fox Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier) on Tripadvisor
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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      44 Main Road
      44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand
      Fox Guides Building, 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
      See address & details
    • 1
      Fox Glacier
      Stop: 20 minutes
      Spectacular views of pinnacles and seracs of the Fox Glacier
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • 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
    • BrentonM8
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Listen to the pilot.
      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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Bruce J
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pure magic!
      Spectacular views, a real bucket list item. Friendly, professional staff, well organised. We opted for Fox Glacier & My Cook flyby with 20min snow landing. May seem a little expensive but you get what you pay for and this was worth it! Highly recommended.
      Written 6 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
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    Karin F
    Bray, Ireland83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you Karin F for the wonderful 5 star rating and equally wonderful feedback. Having the flexibility of both locations allows us to make the most of weather clearances when they happen and I am pleased it worked so well for you and you had an amazing experience. And thank you for "friendly and helpful" feedback on our front line staff.
    Written 12 July 2023
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    Nomad65883490372
    Bradford, UK12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    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
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    Catt F
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Friends
    We had the trip of a lifetime thanks to the team! Incredible experience. We had been let down by the weather and the other operator we booked with. We had a long drive following our booking so weren’t sure whether to stick around as there were no helicopters flying. We walked into heli services and it felt like they did everything they could to make this trip incredible for us. Initially we didn’t think we would be able to fly, and the company we’d booked with didn’t fly at all that day. We were offered 10 minutes of fly time and jumped at the chance. In the 30 minutes prior the weather improved and not only did we get to fly but we also managed to land. The only people to land all day! This was towards the end as most places’ last flight is 4pm and this was our time. So I would say if you can be flexible and wait throughout the day or even stay another night then do so. Our pilot Sam was warm, friendly, knowledgable and made this trip once in a lifetime. Because there were only two of us we would not have been able to do this trip without a third person and this is another reason our original operator cancelled as it wasn’t a busy day. However this company have smaller helicopters and we even managed to ride in the front. The guy from Watford who gave us our brief and transported us was lovely,
    Him and the owner made it feel like they did everything possible to have such a special experience and we are so grateful! Absolute must do trip!
    Written 23 May 2023
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    Wow thank you so much kattf20 for such a wonderful description review and thank you for taking the opportunity to fly with HeliServices.NZ and thank you so much for your patience that clearly paid off with a fantastic experience.
    Written 25 May 2023
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