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Ultimate Discovery: 3 Glaciers with Snow Landing - 45mins
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Ultimate Discovery: 3 Glaciers with Snow Landing - 45mins

By Glacier Country Helicopters
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 45m
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Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Comfort Seat


Start:
  • 10 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
    Please check in at our office 30 minutes prior to your flight time. We recommend bringing sunglasses, a light jacket, camera, and shoes you don’t mind getting wet.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 113645P3

    • Most travellers can participate
    • Please let us know if you have limited mobility e.g. injury, arthritis or recent surgery? There are two high ladder style steps into the helicopter. This information could effect what helicopter we fly you in.
    • Our helicopter seats are 40cm wide. If you would like extra space or are wider than this we highly recommend booking a comfort seat which guarantees an empty seat next to you.
    • 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 12 travellers

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

    How much is Ultimate Discovery: 3 Glaciers with Snow Landing - 45mins?
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    • 10 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
      Please check in at our office 30 minutes prior to your flight time. We recommend bringing sunglasses, a light jacket, camera, and shoes you don’t mind getting wet.
    • Pass by
      Franz Josef Glacier
      Fox Glacier
      Tasman Glacier
      Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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    • Glacier Country Helicopters
      447
      Franz Josef, New Zealand
    • belindasP1628VD
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don't Um or Ah, DO IT!!
      A definite must do when in Franz Josef. Well worth it. Views were amazing and Dion was a fantastic pilot who made you feel as if you could touch the glaciers, thats how close we got to view going up the glaciers. Unfortunately on our day weather conditions didn't permit us to land, but still worth the flight. Very friendly staff and were all great with being very safety conscious and interactive.
      Written 20 May 2024
    • taniah684
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing experience
      This was an amazing experience and such a well-run tour. The pilot was great - thanks Rachel. We had a beautiful day and wonderful time on the flight.
      Written 19 May 2024
    • scottbT1883OZ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      Our trip was amazing. It all started with an extremely helpful crew. The chopper was fantastic. Views and landing were spectacular. I proposed to my lady and the crew helped with the secret and filming it. We will be back for an anniversary.
      Written 16 May 2024
    • Dream779485
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!!!
      What an amazing experience right from when I booked to the shuttle back. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The helicopter ride was breathtaking .
      Written 14 May 2024
    • 491lovelym
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best plot of our story! 🫶🏻💍❤️
      The experience was the most memorable experience of our lives me and my fiance. The staff members and the pilot were very supportive when my boyfriend (now fiance) secretly told his plan that he would propose. They made adjustments to make it more private and the pilot captured that once-in-a-lifetime moment. They said that was the least that they could but for us, it was way more being what was expected and more personal for us!!! We are so glad that we booked the flight with the right people in it. I'm telling you guys, whoever gets to read this, book with them if you want to have a blast and great experience of your West Coast Trip!!! GCH will serve you with a heart! 🫶 Thank you, Glacier Country Helicopters!! 🫶🥰😍🫶
      Written 13 May 2024
    • H6952MInicol
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exhilarating
      The best experience we have ever had never seen snow before pilot was exceptional would definitely go again weather was perfect
      Written 11 May 2024
    • danieldH1723TA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best company to go with
      The team went out of there way to make this happen. Having a whiskey on the snow was incredible. Wouldn't book with anyone else. Dion did an amazing job and was very informative.
      Written 4 May 2024
    • scottv398
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      BUCKET LIAst
      Our trip was canceled on the first day because of the weather, but the staff did everything they could and got us in on the next day and we have an amazing flight very professional. I would highly recommend them..
      Written 1 May 2024
    • Coastal07320645636
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10 out of 10
      A really magnificent experience. Everything from the reception to the safety briefing the flight, glacier landing, and the pilot was above expectation. The information during the flight was brilliant and nothing could be as spectacular as the scenery experienced. Overall a 10 out of 10.
      Written 30 April 2024
    • O8189IXmariav
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Way to Explore the Glaciers
      The tour company was great to work with. They contacted us to offer moving us to an earlier time which allowed us to see the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers in the morning light. Beautiful. Our pilot Poppy was awesome, flying us over the mountain ranges and glaciers telling us the names as she went. We had a great spot to land and take pictures. The outfitter provided us with a souvenir picture on the glacier for a small fee. Would highly recommend this tour.
      Written 28 April 2024
    • Gillian A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A trip of a lifetime!
      Truly remarkable experience run by a excellent team. The weather didn’t play ball at first but the team stayed in touch and got us on the next available flight. Thank you!
      Written 24 April 2024
    • Getaway31772535398
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing helicopter flight
      Fabulous experience! I was very nervous about going in an helicopter but our pilot Dion was brilliant - such a smooth flight to the glacier. Beautiful sunny day made for stunning views. The flight was the highlight of our trip to NZ!! Highly recommend this small family owned business.
      Written 24 April 2024
    • Flyer09664056882
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mount Cook Glacier Country Helicopter flight with ice landing.
      Glacier Country Helicopters emailed the day before to see if we could move our flight earlier in the day due to predicted bad weather. We were so thankful for the opportunity to go earlier. We had clear skies and a smooth trip. Dion was our pilot. He was informative and highly professional. We felt safe, and he made sure to complete trips past significant landmarks on both sides of the helicopter so all passengers had a good view. We had a fabulous time walking on the glacier and experiencing the vast open space. I would recommend flying with Glacier Country Helicopters. They are a family owned and operated venture, and the service was caring and personal, as you would expect from a small business owner.
      Written 23 April 2024
    • Mexx0077
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Heli Flight Experience ever!
      We booked this tour since it included a landing on the Glacier. Original time was 09:30, however there were some clouds not allowing the original flight time. The whole thing was handled highly professional and we got re.scheduled to the afternoon. Clouds opened up and off we went. Dion was our pilot and his comments and explanations were great. He helped us to take pictures and all of us truly enjoyed every moment. Fantastic scenery, great pilot, safe aircraft, all was perfect. We did Heli flights before, amongst them also the Grand Canyon, the Great Ocean Road, the Iguazu Waterfalls and some other places but this was by far the best we have done! Thanks to the whole team, you made our experience unforgettable!
      Written 9 April 2024
    • Hezmm
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      Magical, Etheral and Amazing
      This is truly one of life's great journeys. Even though the weather was against us and we didn't get to the 3 glaciers because of cloud cover, our pilot Deon skillfully took us up to the top of the Tasman Glacier and gently nestled his chopper onto the ice. It felt so surreal to step out and walk or should I say slide our way on the ice above the clouds at the top of the glacier and this should be a 'must do' trip for anyone visiting this part of NZ. The whole flight there and back gave us the most amazing scenery. Deon was very informative with his commentary and as I was sitting beside him I was able to ask questions. It is also special that this is a family run business and the courtesy extended to their guests is above and beyond. My only suggestion is that some sort of spike or special rubber grips to slip over your shoes be provided so that you can comfortably walk on the ice. Thanks again for a truly magical experience, one that I will never forget and will highly recommend
      Written 8 April 2024
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    jacci454
    Tauranga, New Zealand66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    Magnificent.
    From contacting the office to the end of the experience, they couldn’t have done more to make the experience better.
    Obviously these trips are expensive, but you get what you pay for.
    Do it once and do it well is our attitude.
    If you want to experience the glaciers from the sky with the panoramic views across Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, then book with this company.
    They will only fly if it is safe.
    The pilot gives a running commentary during the flight, we felt informed, safe and exhilarated.
    Enjoy it and remember the camera!
    Written 21 March 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Ultimate Discovery is such a fantastic flight, so glad you got to experience the area in it's full form and for taking the time to leave a great review!
    Written 28 July 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    K and M
    Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glacier County Helicopters is a very professionally-run family operation and their communication processes are very efficient. The weather was unsuitable on the day of our scheduled flight but the company managed to reschedule our trip to the next morning when conditions were perfect. Dion was our very informative pilot who gave us a fantastic experience, including two snow landings. The area is beautiful from ground level but you gain another perspective from being airborne- exhilarating views of majestic mountains and glaciers. Highly recommended.
    Written 18 March 2023
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    Hayley B
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow so glad I had this experience, our pilot poppy was awesome. She made us feel safe and part of the family. The small van trip out was fun cause the entertainment from the driver he was a hoot ! A very accommodating organisation as family run. Thanks for the memories
    Written 21 September 2022
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    Matt L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Solo
    It was my first time in a helicopter and an overall great experience. Easy booking, professional, and informative tour. They even called me the day of to move my flight up two hours earlier for hope of better weather conditions, and it was fine. I did the 45 min tour, if you're short on time or want to spend a little less money I would guess you will still get a great/similar experience with the shorter duration tour.
    Written 22 November 2023
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    colleen r
    Albury, Australia94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best experiences that I have ever had. I would definately recommend this as a must do when visiting New Zealand. We actually booked for a 2.15pm flight but arrived earlier and was put on the 12.15pm flight. They run a very good operation and making sure safety is a priority. The views are spectacular and was so glad we did this….Highly recommend..
    Written 29 February 2024
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    sandmanGoldCoast
    Carrara, Australia80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    What an awesome experience. Luckily we allowed for two days at Franz Jospeh for this flight as the first day was a white out. GCH contacted us the day before to advise that for any chance of flying Day 1 it was necessary to bring our departure forward to earlier in the day but alas the weather was against us/them. They made further contact that it may clear late in the day which it did but not enough to truely experience the sights fully (NB they did offer an alternative lower level flight if we did not have extra time to wait). Next day we woke to a beautiful clear day and got to experience this Ultimate Discovery trip. Absolutely WOW. As a youngster I dreamed of climbing Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and Mt EIle De Beaumont and got to see them close up. Wife, who had never been in a helicopter loved both the flight and the sights. Thanks to our pilot Dion and the support crew who kept in touch and made it a great birthday present.
    Written 2 December 2022
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    Ngaio M
    Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023
    We booked to do all 3, but on the day there was only other passengers that wanted to do the shorter 2 glacier flight. Fear of not getting up the next day, we went! It was outstanding and we absolutely loved it. Only downside was the chopper we were in, didn't have all around windows, so for us being in the back, the view was limiting. The snow landing was wonderful, and our pilot was awesome! Totally do it if you are there. Memories and photos are forever!
    Written 21 August 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thanks for your feedback, our larger 6 seater helicopters are AS350 B2 Squirrels and are the most popular passenger helicopter in the world. They are designed for passengers with their big panoramic windows so unfortunately we don't have a lot of other options helicopter wise to provide bigger windows. I'm glad you enjoyed the flight though and the weather turned its best side for you!
    Written 1 September 2023
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    Chris G
    United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a great experience doing this helicopter tour and everything was really well organised. Pilot Dion was friendly and took some great photos of us on the glacier.

    We were contacted by Megan on the morning of our flight to see if we could come earlier than planned due to incoming weather conditions. Luckily we were able to do this as the afternoon clouded over and we wouldn’t have been able to fly at the original time we booked.

    Maybe a good idea to keep the day of your flight a little flexible in case the weather conditions change like they did for us.
    Written 3 January 2024
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    Katrina D
    Old Bar, Australia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whilst we were initially disappointed our flight was postponed to early the next day, it was well worth the wait. The thoughtful staff suggested a walking hike as an alternative. I have never flown in a helicopter before and had some anxiety but was determined to experience the ride and amazing views. We had perfect weather the next morning and I felt very confident with our experienced pilot. You can't see the glaciers well unless you view from the top. It was a great time of year to see the mountains with the snow still covering the top. This company were friendly, professional, kept us informed of the changes and placed our safety first. Thank-you everyone for a really memorable and enjoyable experience.
    Written 3 September 2023
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    Melissa K
    36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Meg and Aaron in the office and transport van we’re fantastic, great communicators, fantastic local knowledge, funny stories. Recommended A great dinner option and transport.
    Gus our pilot wasn’t very chatty and didn’t give a very good commentary whilst up in the chopper. Disappointing.
    The weather was closing in, so we couldn’t land but got good views of what was visible.
    A great small family company and reasonable prices.
    Written 19 October 2022
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