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Private Flight - 2 Glaciers - Snow Landing - Franz Josef - 35mins
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Private Flight - 2 Glaciers - Snow Landing - Franz Josef - 35mins

By Glacier Country Helicopters
About
On this private Pilots Choice flight you'll see two of the three "big" glaciers. You'll fly over the Franz Josef Glacier then over either the Fox Glacier or Tasman Glacier past Mount Cook and fly into the Southern Alps to enjoy the included 10 minute snow landing for photos. Total experience time approx. 35 minutes. We are a local, family owned and operated company based in Franz Josef, on the West Coast of New Zealand. Husband and wife team Gus and Poppy started the company in January 2014 and you'll generally find one of them out flying most days. Please allow an extra 45minutes on top of your flight time to allow for checking in, transport to helicopter, loading, unloading and to return to our office. Please note that whilst this is a private flight, you may share check in and van travel with other passengers on other flights. Total weight of passenger load must be within the helicopter's weight and balance requirements.
from
$1,500.00
per group (up to 3)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 1h 30m
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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.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 113645P9

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 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.

    How much is Private Flight - 2 Glaciers - Snow Landing - Franz Josef - 35mins?
    Private Flight - 2 Glaciers - Snow Landing - Franz Josef - 35mins price starts from $1,535.58. Discover and book Private Flight - 2 Glaciers - Snow Landing - Franz Josef - 35mins on Tripadvisor
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    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: 113645P9

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    • You'll start at
      10 Main Road
      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.
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    • Pass by
      Franz Josef Glacier
      Fox Glacier
      Tasman Glacier
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • taniah684
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
    • jsclark2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Delayed but amazing
      Our initial flight was delayed, both the tour company and trip advisor kept us informed and made the necessary changes.
      Written 4 May 2024
    • danieldH1723TA
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      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
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      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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      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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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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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    • Hezmm
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      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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    B C
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    Our initial tour of FJ Glacier was rescheduled 4 hrs earlier due to rough weather. Communication via text was excellent and timely, we were able to adjust and get there in time. Thanks to good organization and top-notch staff, owner/pilot Gus Grant and crew were able to sneak a safe flight into the Shackleton Glacier when Franz Joseph was socked in. It is worth the time effort and money it takes to get there; these people will get you to this amazing place safely if weather permits, and the spectacle is unforgettable. Highly recommend the experience and these people to arrange it with.
    Barclay Crane
    Written 28 February 2024
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