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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef provided by Glacier Helicopters

Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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from $360.00 per adult
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About
Fly over Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier on a spectacular helicopter tour that includes a high-mountain snow landing. Get a great perspective on the icy landscape by flying over the two dramatically-varied ice sheets, then see the frozen terrain up close once you touch down on the snow.
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.
Highlights
See two maritime glaciers on a single, spectacular flight
Soar above ice formations, crevasses, and frozen rivers
Snow landing means up-close views of the alpine zone
Multiple departure times available to suit your schedule
What to expect
Travel to the helicopter launch site, then strap in and take to the air for a sightseeing flight over two massive glaciers. Watch for the powerful glacial ice falls as you fly over Fox Glacier, which stretches from the Southern Alps towards the seacoast. When flying above Franz Josef Glacier, spot the blue shade of deep crevasses and look for mountaineers traversing the steep snow on climbing ropes. Touch down on the snow so you can touch, see, and smell the frozen world firsthand. This is a great chance to throw some snowballs, get some snow-reflected sun, or snap some memorable photos with an icy backdrop before returning to the helicopter base camp.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28287P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional Guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
30m
Departure details
Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast Region, South Island Departure Point: Main Street of Town Address: Located in the township of Franz Josef Glacier on the Main Street though town - Main South Road, SH6 Dates: Daily
Inclusions
Professional Guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast Region, South Island Departure Point: Main Street of Town Address: Located in the township of Franz Josef Glacier on the Main Street though town - Main South Road, SH6 Dates: Daily
Duration
30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
We recommend you bring along warm clothes, sunglasses, sturdy footwear, your camera and a sense of adventure!
For safety reasons, we do not allow selfie sticks, drones, flammable liquids, lighters, iPads/ tablets and bags of any description on any of our flights.
We fly all year round, weather permitting. Please note: On Christmas, we only operate for half the day (9 am - 12 pm).
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
    Franz Josef
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Franz Josef Glacier
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Fox Glacier South Side Walk
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Franz Josef
    See Important Information for details
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CCNewZealand
Riverhead, New Zealand22 contributions
Awe inspiring - you must do it
Feb 2021
We did this trip many years ago, and were so excited to go again. We flew over Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, landed on Fox, flew right up to the divide and peeped over at Tasman Glacier.
It is breathtakingly beautiful up there in the mountains, and being able to walk on a glacier is a special experience. The flight was reduced in price, so that made it even more appealing. It was a clear sunny morning (and I believe morning flights are better as the conditions are better earlier, so worth asking when you book) and we could see for miles.
The chopper pilot Greg was great gave us lots of information about where we were and took photos of us. We had total confidence in his flying ability and the chopper was spotlessly clean.
Written 19 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi CCNewZealand. What an fantastic review you have left us! It sounds like you had the perfect day to fly in. Each glacier is unique in its sheer size, being able to see the three largest glaciers in the country on one flight is an unforgettable experience! You’re right in your advice about the weather- morning is the time to go flying here. But every day on the coast is a new day! With the deals offered due to Covid, there has never been a better time to back your back yard. Thank you again for leaving us such a wonderful review, we will pass your kind words back to Greg and the team.
Written 28 March 2021
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Dora Falconer C
5 contributions
So so good
Sep 2020 • Solo
The staff were exceptional..... Brenden was amazing and Gordana loaded and unloaded us from the helicopter.... both answered all questions and queries I had and really made the experience enjoyable.
Cody was the pilot and had amazing commentary... there was fresh snow so the landing was epic.
Highly recommend.... the staff here made it a memorable experience. Thanks team
Written 11 September 2020
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Kia orda, Dora! Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. Brenden, Gordana and Kody are all wonderful and very knowledgeable team members here at Glacier Helicopters and we will be sure to pass on these positive comments onto them. Thank you once again for the wonderful review, we hope you enjoyed your time in Franz Josef. Kind regards, Glaciers Helicopters
Written 13 October 2020
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Jing Khai
2 contributions
Awesome!
Jun 2020 • Solo
Great experience! Receptionist Lina was lovely. Pilot Kody and Gorduna were awesome! Love to visit again some other time! :)
Written 19 June 2020
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Hello Jing Khai. Thanks for your kind words about our staff. We take great pride in our work and our beautiful backyard- we’re glad you enjoyed it as much as we do! Next time you’re here on the Coast, we’d show you our beautiful glaciers again.
Written 29 June 2020
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BARNEY
11 contributions
Awesome
May 2020 • Friends
What an amazing experience from accommodating team of Amy at desk Katie as our loader and Kody as our pilot was last flight of the day weather was amazing for a Queens birthday weekend,a must to put on your bucket list
Written 31 May 2020
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Kia ora! Your photos are incredible! We have had a really good stretch of perfect flying weather recently, the cooler months bring beautiful blue skies and fresh snow - can’t get much better than that! We take pride in our team here at Glacier Helicopters, we will pass your great feedback on to Amy, Katie and Kody. Thank you for leaving us a positive review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of the long weekend.
Written 29 June 2020
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scotsmont
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions
Experience of a Lifetime
We had a perfect day for our flight. The staff very friendly and well organised. Safety was a priority. Our pilot Greg was full of information during the flight, happy to take photos while on the glacier and the views were amazing. Don’t hesitate just do it.
Written 17 March 2020
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Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a good review. Sounds like you had a wonderful experience with us. You’re right, the views of the glaciers from one of our scenic flights are amazing. We’re glad to hear our staff took good care of you, we will pass your complements on to Greg. Thanks again for leaving us a review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand.
Written 18 March 2020
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Jan H
12 contributions
Wow thrilling
Exhilarating once in a lifetime experience, loved every second. Slightly apprehensive but need not have worried, the staff put you straight at our ease. There is a safety briefing, questions answered & a thorough explanation of the trip. We flew over both glaciers, landed, took a short walk, a few photos & took in the majesty of the environment. A thrilling experience.
Written 12 March 2020
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Hello, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. Its great to hear that you such an awesome experience during your scenic flight. The Twin Glacier Flight is our most popular trip. Safety is paramount here at Glacier Helicopters for all staff and clients. We are so pleased to hear that our staff made you feel comfortable during your trip. We will pass your great feedback onto our staff. The sky looks so blue in the pictures you took! Such a beautiful shot of Mount Tasman. The views truly are breath-taking. Thank you for your time and we wish you all the best for your time in NZ.
Written 16 March 2020
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Grandma Ros
1 contribution
Scared to ecstatic
Mar 2020 • Couples
I was very apprehensive about going on a helicopter up to the glacier but I am so glad I did. It was the most fantastic experience I have ever had. Thanks to Sebastian for taking us up and showing us the wonderful views. Walking on the snow and ice was amazing when you know it I was hot and sunny down below. Thanks also to the guys in the office who were all lovely. Lovely memories made today xx
Written 11 March 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your great feedback. It’s a pleasure to hear that you had a fantastic time on your scenic flight. I’m sure you made some beautiful memories. We are lucky enough to have snow all year round, even on beautiful sunny days. The snow landing is often the highlight of our customers trip! We will pass on your kind words to Sebastian and to the rest of our staff. Once again, thank you for leaving such a kind review for us! We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels.
Written 16 March 2020
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Khalid Ansari
Hinckley, UK27 contributions
Flight to Glaciers
Mar 2020
It was incredible. The staff at The Glacier Helicopters were professional and efficient. The pilot was very informative and took us to the best parts of the two glaciers

If anyone is contemplating to see the Franz Josef & Fox glaciers they should consider flying with this company

Thank you to all at Glacier Helecopters

Khalid Ansari
Written 9 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. The Twin Glacier flight is such a great product that explores the most breath-taking views which I’m sure you would agree! We are so pleased to hear that our staff provided you with great customer service as it is one of our top priorities. Once again, thank you for your great review and we wish you all the best for the rest of your travels in New Zealand.
Written 16 March 2020
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RichardFV1955
2 contributions
Great Experience
Feb 2020
It might only be 25 minutes in total, (due to the weather we only went to Fox Glacier), but having never been on a helicopter before or on a glacier it was amazing. Views going up the glacier valley and on the return trip down fantastic and the 10 minutes we had on the glacier were surreal. You must do this if you are in the area, though whether or not the flight goes ahead is weather dependent. Definitely recommend Glacier Helicopters, they gave us a partial refund due to the shortened trip.
Written 3 March 2020
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Hi Richard, We’re glad to hear you had such a wonderful time on one of our scenic flights. We do have to on occasion shorten our flights due to weather restrictions, however, I’m sure you’d agree that even the flight over one glacier is well worth it. You’ve described the experience of the snow landing perfectly- it is surreal being surrounded by mountains and snow, it is difficult to understand how vast our glaciers, valleys and mountains are until you are there yourself. Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review, we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. The Glacier Helicopters Team
Written 15 March 2020
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Annie
2 contributions
Helicopter trip
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nat whom we met first was amazing, not only did she try and accomodate all our needs when we kept having to move the trip due to bad weather, she also gave us tons mire info regarding the rest of our trip.kate was also fab the day we actually did the flight.
Written 8 February 2020
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Hello there, thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We take great pride in our customer service team and we’re thrilled that our front line staff went the extra mile for you. We’ve passed your great feedback to Nat and Kate. We all hope you enjoyed the Southern Scenic route and the rest of your travels in New Zealand.
Written 9 February 2020
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Getafix
Getafix
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Spectacular helicopter experience.
Flight around Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snow landing with Clark as pilot. More spectacular than the Crand Ca
mcd1987
mcd1987
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40 Breathtaking Minutes
Amazing 40 minute flight from Franz Josef with Greg, we were very fortunate to fly around Aoraki Mt Cook in such am
tonyandgayemeier
tonyandgayemeier
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Fox Glacier snow landing.
What an experience! Such a friendly Brendon(and humorous) and a skilled pilot in Tim. What a combination to make it
famadven
famadven
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The best experience ever
We had hoped to do the Twin Glacier with Snow Landing but of course the weekend we visited (a) Fox was uber busy (w
651delwynl
651delwynl
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Wow wow and wow
Had booked to fly the next morning but they phoned to ask if we could do it earlier. We had just had lunch at a wee
thursty64
thursty64
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Awesome!
Amazing experience! Didn't actually need all of the cold weather clothing we brought - a stunning day (well part o
ameliah310
ameliah310
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Flight of lifetime!
What an incredible experience. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by the friendliest tour guide named Br
Britwi
Britwi
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Flight of your life
Had to stay an extra day due to the weather stopping flights on our original day, but wow was it worth it. The staf
CMDobbie
CMDobbie
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Wow what an experience
We took the helicopter up to see the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. Pilot landed just above the Franz Josef glacier
Shellydineen
Shellydineen
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Awesome experience
Such a great experience - our Pilot Tim was super nice, really safe and took a great photo of us at the top! The wh
NayHaybz
NayHaybz
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Once in a lifetime
This was a once in a lifetime experience, which myself, my kids, and mum will never forget. Everything about the fl
Pavma00p
Pavma00p
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This experience was unreal!!
We had incredible weather which allowed us to see both Mount Tasman and Mount Cook from the air. The flight was gen
678janetj
678janetj
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Lifetime experience
A must do experience when in the Glacier country. Our pilot Tim is extremely knowledgeable and has 27 years of flyi
Sassyaston75
Sassyaston75
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Spectacular experience
Absolutely worth every penny. If you can spare the dollars don’t miss this. Flying over and then standing on a glac
342haleyd
342haleyd
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Stunning glaciers
Highly recommend! The glaciers are incredible and standing in the snow on the top on a beautiful day surrounded by
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