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Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight provided by The Helicopter Line West Coast

Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight
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from $280.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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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: 20m
  • 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: 20m
  • 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
Arrive at the Franz Josef Glacier helicopter base. Following a safety briefing from the pilot, board your six-passenger helicopter to begin the 20-minute aerial tour to Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier. With its ability to hover and land, the twin-engine helicopter is an ideal way to gain access to some of the most remote regions of the Southern Alps. The open cabin ensures excellent viewing of the panorama before you, as you lift off toward New Zealand’s most famous glaciers. The helicopter takes you up close to towering peaks and crevasse-filled frozen waterways. Learn about the pristine ice-blue landscape as your professional pilot delivers informative commentary before landing in the snowfield at the top. Step out into a winter wonderland with views of Mt Cook/Aoraki, which reaches an elevation of 12,217 feet (3,724 meters). Then re-board the helicopter for the ride back to the tour base.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3434WHO_HLF5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5 - 10 minutes) • Pilot guide • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
20m
Departure details
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand
Inclusions
Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5 - 10 minutes) • Pilot guide • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand
Duration
20m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
Infants must sit on laps
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 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier
    Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Franz Josef
    Fox Glacier
    Southern Alps
    Aoraki / Mount Cook
  • You'll end at
    The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier
    Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Tina T
Maramarua, New Zealand247 contributions
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 not suitable so we were transferred to the next morning at FranzJosef. The staff at reception were so helpful and let us know we might not be able to land because safety is of most importance if cloud was over the glacier. We were so lucky and the cloud cleared. Our pilot Tim was camp and gave us facts about the glacier on the way up. The flight was so calm. The glacier landing was so awesome. The kids have not been on the snow before and loved it. So beautiful.
This company is offering amazing prices at the moment so you should definitely go. Amazing family memories. Thank you
Written 11 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kiaora Tina T Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review! Your family was a pleasure to have on board, we’re pleased to hear the kids had such a great time on the snow. Safety here at The Helicopter Line is paramount, it’s great to hear that the weather cleared up just in time! Thanks again for leaving us a review, and we hope you had a safe journey home.
Written 25 January 2021
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Tresbelle1969
Auckland, New Zealand98 contributions
Perfect day, amazing flight!
Sep 2020
Oh my goodness - this was just amazing!! Fabulous safety conscious staff. The most perfect day with not a cloud in the sky - saw Mt Cook and Mt Tasman as well as the amazing view of Franz Josef Glacier. Definitely recommend doing it!
Written 18 September 2020
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Hello Tresbelle. We are so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us and that you knew that you were in safe hands. Safety is definitely our priority when it comes to our customers. You must have had a very clear day as we don’t usually see Mount Cook on this flight, but we are so glad that you did and you enjoyed your time with us here on the West Coast. Warm regards, The Helicopter Line
Written 13 October 2020
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Chris
2 contributions
Epic Flight
Jul 2020 • Family
Awesome flight, Tim was the pilot full of knowledge about the surroundings and great banter had up on the snow. Amy took us through the safety producer and walked us to the pads really lovley girl. Made us all feel very relaxed and excited for what was ahead of us 😊 We spoke to Vicky in the office and she sorted us out with the flight in the time frame we needed with no issues at all. All and all was and exceptional experience. Would highly recommend jumping on one of these flights.
Written 20 July 2020
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Kia ora, Chris. It sounds like you had a perfect experience of the glaciers with us here at The Helicopter Line. We strive to deliver a constantly high standard of customer service, we’re thrilled to hear that you felt at ease at all stages of your experience with us. What a great photo of your time on the snow landing! All that fresh snow would have been a highlight of your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Vicky, Amy, Tim and the rest of our team hope to see you back on the West Coast again in the future. Kind regards, The Helicopter Line
Written 13 October 2020
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Cathy T
Wainuiomata, New Zealand55 contributions
Bucket list experience!!
Jan 2020
Absolutely amazing!! It is hard to describe the feeling of being surrounded by pure white snow. Defo take your sun glasses it is so bright!
The co-ordinators are fantastic. Everyone is weighed due to weight allowance for the helicopter. A super 'must do' experience and well worth the money especially if you can manage to get a 'Book Me' discount.
Written 28 January 2020
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. Being up on the snow is such a surreal feeling and the vastness of our National Parks cannot be comprehended from the ground. We do recommend taking sunglasses as even on a cloudy day it can still be quite bright up on the snow. We do load our helicopters for weight and balance. This is for safety which is one of our highest priorities. Thank you again for your lovely review. We wish you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast.
Written 10 February 2020
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Amanda R
6 contributions
Excellent views but no commentary
Mar 2019 • Friends
Excellent views of the glacier and we landed on a snow field. A fun enjoyable experience. Helicopter pilot did not give a commentary on what was below which was very disappointing.
Written 24 March 2019
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Hi amandarobe, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you loved the flight but apologise that the pilot commentary was unsatisfactory. We appreciate all feedback and will investigate this to make future experiences better. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around New Zealand. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team
Written 3 April 2019
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Valerie H
5 contributions
Weather prevented our Helicopter Flight
Mar 2019 • Friends
We were disappointed the weather did not clear for us to take our booked flight. We gave Extra time in Franz Josef, and the staff rescheduled us three times, but it was not to be.
We were refunded swiftly when we left Franz Josef.
Written 21 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Valerie H, We appreciate you leaving us a 5-star review, despite not being able to fly with us. Our team will always try and reschedule bookings where possible and we are sorry the weather prevented you from flying whilst you visited Franz Josef. You will have to come back! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around New Zealand. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team
Written 3 April 2019
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John P
Stockton-on-Tees, UK210 contributions
So worth the 12.5 hour drive
Feb 2019 • Couples
We set of from Greymouth, the day before, on what should have been a 2 1/2 hour journey. Unfortunately, State Highway 6 was closed due to a landslide about half an hour into our journey. Not wanting to miss this flight or have to rearrange our hotel bookings, we set off to Franz Josef by the only other route. This took us 12.5 hours from leaving Greymouth. Having said that, the scenery was stunning but we could stop to take pictures. No time.
The following day, the weather was glorious and we did our our helicopter trip, landing on Franz Josef Glacier. The views were simply stunning and so worth the very long drive.
Written 23 February 2019
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Hi X5455RFjohnp, Thank you for the awesome review and awesome story! What a commitment to your flight, we are thrilled that it was worth the drive and that you had the fantastic weather for it. It is a beautiful flight, just like another world when you are up in the mountains and flying over the glacier. We hope you had a wonderful holiday in New Zealand. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team
Written 6 March 2019
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Sally D
Nottingham, UK5 contributions
Fantastic
Mar 2018
One of the best experiences of our whole trip. We were five in all plus the pilot who gave us all the information we needed. Set down on the mountain and played snowballs and had photos. Would recommend it to everyone
Written 28 August 2018
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About the operator

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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
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
Eva10001
Eva10001
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Incredible
Amaxing unforgettable experience. Staff were all lovely and we were lucky to go up on a clear sunny afternoon. Pi
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