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Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef provided by Glacier Helicopters

Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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  • Duration: 40m
  • 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: 40m
  • 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
Make your way to a helicopter base in the center of Franz Josef township, then check in for your helicopter tour; departures are available throughout the day, and you can request your preferred time when booking. Climb into the helicopter and lift off above the town, flying across the two massive glaciers that creep through Westland Tai Poutini National Park. You’ll spot both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier as you cross the mountains that parallel New Zealand’s West Coast, then see the distinctive, jagged profile of Mount Cook, the country’s highest peak. Three summits tower over the two glaciers on Mount Cook’s flanks, now protected as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the mountain up close when the pilot touches down for a snow landing—you’ll have some time to take in the high altitude views and mountain air, and snap some photos with an unforgettable backdrop. Following the snow landing, start the flight back towards the coast and Franz Josef township, where this 40-minute helicopter flight concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28287P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional Pilot
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
40m
Departure details
Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Helicopters, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand
Inclusions
Professional Pilot
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Helicopters, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand
Duration
40m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
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

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WamDy
Virginia22 contributions
Top Notch!
Mar 2020 • Friends
We had an excellent experience with this company from the time we booked to the end of the flight. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The flight itself was magic! Only one suggestion: it would be helpful if the online booking times actually matched what time slots were available. Otherwise, just remove the booking tool and have people call or email for availability.
Written 6 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NNAKLNZ
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Absolutely amazing
I am very rarely without words but this was quite simply breathtaking & left me speechless. Sam our pilot was awesome. Everyone should experience this. Request Sam as your pilot, you won’t be disappointed.
Written 22 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi NNAKLNZ, thank you for taking time to review us. The sight of the mighty alpine terrain you fly over, here on the West Coast can most certainly leave you speechless. We are glad you had an amazing time flying with us. We will most definitely pass on your kind words to your pilot, Sam. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in New Zealand.
Written 2 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Glacier Helicopters
StaceyCheer
StaceyCheer
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Highlight of the holiday!
After our booked flight (with another company) cancelled due to lack of numbers, we were lucky enough to book a fli
chrisdV2469ZY
chrisdV2469ZY
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Wow is such a small word for such an experience
Wow, what an awesome team. From Natalie booking us and safety briefing to Tim the pilot that gave us the most aweso
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
CCNewZealand
CCNewZealand
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Awe inspiring - you must do it
We did this trip many years ago, and were so excited to go again. We flew over Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, landed
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
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