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The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes) provided by HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz

The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)

The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)
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  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 49003P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Certified Guide • Entry/Admission - HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
40m
Departure details
29 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand Alpine Adventure Centre, 29 Main Road, Franz Josef 7856, West Coast
44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand Fox Guides Building, 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, West Coast
Inclusions
Certified Guide • Entry/Admission - HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
29 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand Alpine Adventure Centre, 29 Main Road, Franz Josef 7856, West Coast
44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand Fox Guides Building, 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, West Coast
Duration
40m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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    HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Our Fox Glacier and Franz Josef locations include our Helicopter scenic flight office, souvenir/gift store and cafe
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Joanne F
Tauranga, New Zealand64 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2020
This was the highlight of our trip. The weather was perfect and it was totally amazing. We were so lucky, it was picture perfect!!
Written 12 January 2020
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Kia ora Joanne F, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your scenic flight with us. The weather has been pretty nice recently, and we are very happy for our customers who have done the scenic flight in such a lovely weather. We hope the alpine landing is a memory you will never forget! Our team hope you enjoy the rest of your journey in New Zealand! Have a safe trip home :) Ngā mihi, Cammy
Written 16 January 2020
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,818 contributions
Spectacular
Was lucky to be able to do the grand tour of both glaciers including snow landing on one of the windiest days in the region. Customer service was extremely courteous at the counter and the Captain was efficient and friendly. The scenes were spectacular. Certainly would very highly recommend this helicopter company to any traveler in Franz Josef.
Written 30 November 2019
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Kia ora! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience and we hope is a memory you will never forget! The pictures you sent through are awesome! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share your special day with you! Ngā mihi, Cammy
Written 30 November 2019
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Barbara H
Sandhurst, UK23 contributions
Wow..just wow !
Mar 2019 • Couples
With some trepidation I boarded the helicopter ( front seat as instructed by pilot) and we took off. The experience was out of this world and Bill our pilot was very friendly and explained everything you would like to know about the glaciers, pools, rivers etc that we went over. Landing on the glacier seemed unreal, but we have photographic evidence that we did it. I would highly recommend this company. Thanks for the memories of a lifetime. My husband described it as “ an emotional experience “. Thank you.
Written 20 March 2019
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Thank you so much Barbara H for your wonderful review. Great comments on our pilot Bill and we are pleased to have made your memories of a lifetime, with such an "emotional experience"
Written 21 April 2019
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anna737
Hamilton, New Zealand25 contributions
Fantastic trip
We had a once in a lifetime helicopter ride. The views were wonderful, we took so many photos. The pilot was very personable and knowledgeable. Its some thing we will never forget ☺ highly recommend this company and trip.
Written 20 March 2019
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Thank you anna737 for your 5 star review, i am pleased the views were so wonderful. Thank you so much for your high recommendation of HeliServices.NZ Fox & Franz
Written 21 April 2019
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Fish H
Hong Kong, China29 contributions
Once a lifetime experience!
Dec 2018 • Friends
If you plan to see the glacier by flying in a helicopter, you will need to make sure you give it another day to stay at the area. The reason for that is because weather up in the glacier changes very often. My group tried three times in two days before the weather allows us to fly and have a good view. The staff are so friendly and professional, and we feel like we are in such good hands because they are doing their very best to ensure our safety and great experience. They were honest and were ready to refund us the money if we can't fly due to the weather. We are just glad that we could fly and enjoyed the epic experience up in the glacier.
Written 4 February 2019
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Thank you so much fishh2016 for your wonderful review. I am so pleased your group were able to with until the weather was right for your helitour. Thank you for noting our friendly, professional and honest staff as we do train our staff to do their very best in ensuring passenger safety and providing a fantastic experience. It can make such a difference when you can stay more than one night. And thank you for the 5 stars!
Written 6 February 2019
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Morgan
3 contributions
Amazing...
This was a wonderful experience that we will never forget.
Our Pilot (Bill) was super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. We had an absolutely gorgeous day, and the snow landing was mind blowing.

My two year old thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

If it's In the budget, DO IT, you won't regret it.
Written 2 February 2019
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Thank you morgalfree for your wonderful review. I am so pleased your 2 year old also enjoyed the helitour. I will let Bill your pilot know your comments on super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable, and i am pleased it was such a gorgeous day. I especially like your comment " If it's In the budget, DO IT, you won't regret it. "
Written 6 February 2019
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Excursion564453
27 contributions
Memorable, amazing, a must do activity!
Nov 2018 • Family
We waited 3 days for the weather to improve and then we went on an incredible adventure in a helicopter up to view the 2 glaciers and the snow at the top of the mountain. It was like being in another world. Our pilot was so lovely - he is so passionate about what he does and made us feel very special. He told us interesting facts about the glaciers. We found this company to be very professional, meticulous about safety and determined to please!! Highly recommended!!!
Written 19 November 2018
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Thank you Excursion564453 for your wonderful and detailed review. I am very pleased after patiently waiting 3 days you had such a wonderful flight. Thank you for your kind words regarding your pilot and I am pleased to hear your learnt some interesting facts about the glaciers. And thank you so much for commenting on our professionalism, meticulous safety and determination to please and especially thanks for your high recommendation.
Written 21 November 2018
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Heidi F
Zurich, Switzerland207 contributions
A most spectacular trip!
Mar 2018 • Solo
Blue skies may be deceiving when then wind is blowing. On second attempt, I was able to do the 40 min tour - and even though it doesn't come cheap, this flight is in the all time top three of my travel experiences and worth every penny. Make sure you book ahead as they can get very busy, especially if they can't fly due to weather conditions.
Written 28 October 2018
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Thank you Heidi F for your wonderful review. So exciting to be in your top three travel experiences and to hear your heli tour with HeliservicesNZ was worth every Penny. Good advice to book ahead.
Written 18 November 2018
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz
Stephen C
Stephen C
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Giant steps are what you take walking on the !!!!!!!
The reviews pretty much sum this experience up - fantastic scenic flight experience along and up the gorge before l
Keesnz S
Keesnz S
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Fantastic family fox glacier flight experience
Fantastic family flight to fox glacier with heliservices. Great crew and pilot made for trip of a lifetime. Even sa
Stay819648
Stay819648
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Stunning
What an amazing experience! The scenery is stunning and the close up view of the glacier is extremely special. We l
victoriabO2792YC
victoriabO2792YC
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Amazing!!!!! Must do activity
This has been on my bucket list for a long time and it did not disappoint. Rachel (pilot) was outstanding, knowledg
Kiwitravelers2013
Kiwitravelers2013
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Great stuff
An amazing tour. One of the best we have done. The staff were fabulous from my first contact to book to the time
PhillipB294
PhillipB294
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Surreal
Well!!! What an experience. Rachel is one cool young pilot. She loves her job and who wouldn't. Flying up onto the
Adri H
Adri H
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Breathtaking!
Our family (kids 8 & 11) did the Fox Glacier snow landing trip. The reception staff was really good and explained a
Liz N
Liz N
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absolutely amazing experience
This was a new experience for me and I would highly recommend it to everyone getting to see both the Fox and Franz
le0nieadele
le0nieadele
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Short but incredible experience
We had booked to do the Grand Tour flight but unfortunately the weather wasn't good enough. The friendly ground cre
Beck_Steve15
Beck_Steve15
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Perfect would do it again and again
HeliServices made mine and my partners experience more amazing because of there friendly service and smiling faces
sillymuso
sillymuso
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Big glaciers, big fun
Firstly, props to them for easily rescheduling our flight after our initial booking couldn't go ahead due to weathe
Posie J
Posie J
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JUST DO IT!!!
I was a tad nervous to do a heli trip (2 wings were my choice)but wanted hubby to have the experience he wanted. A
ardnaknz
ardnaknz
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Great tour
My 2yr old and I had a great experience on this trip. He was able to sit on my lap and had a great ride with dad. F
D4592MDnikkid
D4592MDnikkid
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Grand Tour
We had to abandon our helicopter flight in October and received a credit - great communication from the staff at He
dandeluxnz
dandeluxnz
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Wow!!!!
Fantastic trip up the glacier with Deon as our pilot. Great service and commentary. Truly magical way to experience
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