Franz Josef Tours
Franz Josef Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Franz Josef)
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Franz Josef Glacier and snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Franz Josef)

By HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
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Duration: 20m
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Live guide: English
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  • Pre-flight safety briefing
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:
  • 29 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
    Alpine Adventure Centre, 29 Main Road, Franz Josef 7856
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • 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: 49003P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49003P1

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    • dianer631
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      Fantastic way to see the glaciers with a great crew!
      Wow this was spectacular, the views, the landing, our pilot was helpful and gave a great commentary. This will be a highlight of this holiday. The check in and ground crew were also very helpful and considerate of my mobility issues. Couldn’t have been kinder.
      Written 22 May 2024
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      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.
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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.
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    • Nomad65883490372
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      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
    • Bruce J
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      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
    • jordan165
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      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
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      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!
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    • Karin F
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    TerryH
    Hertfordshire, UK1,810 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly fantastic experience. Our 30 minute trip included 10 minutes walking/standing/lying on the Franz Josef Glacier. Our pilot was fantastic- sharing enough information and fling gently to/from Glacier. Thoroughly recommend.
    Written 9 April 2023
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    Thank you so much D8TEter... for the wonderful feedback and amazing 5 star rating. Great to hear of your fantastic pilot and thank you for your recomendation.
    Written 10 April 2023
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    Janes2508QF
    Wellington, New Zealand23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Family
    Fantastic experience, professional and helpful. Josh the pilot was brilliant and looked after us all. Landing on the glacier was amazing. Felt safe and exhilarated. Really recommend- the weather can change rapidly at Franz Josef so suggest staying a couple of days in case flights need rescheduling.
    Written 9 October 2021
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    Thank you Janes2... for such a wonderful review and 5 star rating. I am so pleased you had such a rewarding experience. Thanks from the HeliServices.NZ team: )
    Written 10 October 2021
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    ABS
    San Francisco, CA61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    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
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    Kevin K
    Timaru, New Zealand21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    Rachel , our pilot gave us an experience of a life time. The staff are all very professional and totally safety conscious. This exertion is totally reliant on the weather and this was our second attempt at it. We chose the option of landing on the glacier in perfect conditions and glad we did it. Rachel's knowledge and statistics of the glacier was very impressive. This is a must do.
    Written 10 January 2022
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    Thank you so much Kevin K for such an awesome review and 5 star rating. I am totally wrapped this was a "must do" for you. Thank you for praising our staff as professional and safety conscious which we instill into all our staff training and re-training schedule. And thank you for being impressed on Rachels knowledge of our region. From all of us at HeliServices.NZ, thank you for choosing us.
    Written 11 January 2022
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    Ezra B
    Howick, New Zealand415 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020 • Friends
    Firstly, props to them for easily rescheduling our flight after our initial booking couldn't go ahead due to weather. It all worked out for the best as we had an early flight next morning in pristine weather conditions. Of course you get an amazing view of the glaciers and only from the air do you get a better perspective of the sheer size of it all. A must do if you're on holiday around the West Coast.
    Written 17 January 2021
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    Thank you so much sillymuso for an awesome 5 star rating and review. And thank you for the recommendation "A must do if you're on holiday around the West Coast"
    Written 19 January 2021
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    Doyleskinner
    Erbil, Iraq28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    Had been wanting to do this for years. First visit back too NZ for my US girl and this activity was at the top of our Bucket List. Weather wasn't playing the game the day before the flight, and looked dodgy on the morning we were supposed to fly. BUT, waiting and hoping for a break in the weather paid off. Lifted off at 10 am and we were so glad we waited. Jamie the pilot gave us a magnificent flight and took some great picture of us. The flight , the landing and walking around up by the glacier cannot be described. It has to be done to appreciate it. The HeliServiceNZ team were awesome. Great safety brief, friendly and knowledgeable and great value for money. A memory that will last a lifetime.
    Written 16 September 2022
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    Thank you so much Doylesk... great feedback and we really appreciate the 5 star rating. Thank you for experiencing your lifetime memory with us!
    Written 3 October 2022
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    Olivia G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Friends
    This is an ABSOLUTE must when in Franz Josef. We did a 20 minute snow landing up the Franz Josef Glacier. Our pilot Josh was awesome taking some memorable Polaroid pictures of me and my best friend in the snow. Truly amazing 🤩 5 stars
    Written 30 June 2023
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    Wow thank you so much oliviagD for the amazing star rating. I am please it was an absolute must for your visit to Franz Josef and thank you for your pilot feedback too!
    Written 12 July 2023
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    Chris S
    Reading, UK18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Having been let down and cancelled with a ‘couldn’t care less’ attitude by Glacier Country Helicopters, the experience we received and the accommodating attitude of Heliservices NZ was superb. Not only were they able to take us and land on the glacier, but were happy to be taking just the two of us. Highly recommended.
    Written 23 February 2023
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    Thank you so much CSandKS for your kind words, we work hard to getting it right and ensuring to the best of our ability customer service is as much about accommodating but also understanding. We really appreciate the 5 star rating and I am pleased it was a brilliant flight for the two of you.
    Written 26 February 2023
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    Phillip B
    Palmerston North, New Zealand214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well!!! What an experience. Rachel is one cool young pilot. She loves her job and who wouldn't. Flying up onto the glacier is such a unique experience. Getting out onto the snow on Franz Josef and taking photos was amazing. The onboard commentary is really good. The whole service is very professionally run. Well worth every dollar.
    Written 5 April 2021
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    Thank you PhillipB for your 5 star rating and such kind words. I am pleased you had such a great and unique experience taking the helicopter tour to the Franz Josef with us. Mike Nolan, GM HeliServices.NZ
    Written 16 April 2021
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    Hiteshi M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Scenic flights with snow landing glacier with Richard (Pilot) was fantastic experience. He was making us comfortable while flying with him. It was a beautiful sunny day and stunning view from the top. AND huge thank you to amazing girl Cammy.

    All in all, the flight is a must-do for everyone who travels to Franz Josef.
    Written 7 March 2020
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