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Glacier Country Scenic Flights

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Address: Whataroa, New Zealand
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+64 800 423 463

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Fantastic flight

Thanks to Kevin and pilot Eddie for this awesome flight round the glacier area - very smooth flight and we received a discount on the day. Highly recommended. Well signposted off... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
wales uk
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wales uk
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to Kevin and pilot Eddie for this awesome flight round the glacier area - very smooth flight and we received a discount on the day. Highly recommended. Well signposted off the main road.

Thank welshies2009
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled in on a whim and picked up the last two seats on a 50 minute flight. Just spectacular and worth every cent. Pilot Tim very friendly and informative - scenery second to none. Highly recommend.

Thank jackaroo54
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending our last night on the West Coast of NZ in Franz Joseph, we woke up to low cloud that meant our last chance for a helicopter ride over the glaciers and mountains was dashed, or so we thought. We needed to be in Greymouth to catch the afternoon train to Christchurch, so we headed off thinking we had... More 

Thank DownSouthWattos
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lift your gloom and disappointment of not being able to see the vistas you had hoped to, when it is cloudy, and take this awesome helicopter flight to above the clouds for unbelievable views of many glaciers and the tallest mountains in New Zealand. We stumbled upon this company driving South from Punakaiki toward Frank Joseph. We didn't have to... More 

Thank Barbara J
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes one has to bite the bullet and do it! Fantastic, amazing experience. Highly recommended. Ground staff and pilot so friendly and informative...even free hugs!

Thank geniejh
Lewannick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This location means you have the benefit of far more to see. The 50 minute trip was great value for money, very informative with mind blowing views. You ascend from the beautiful valley and take in all the main glaciers and Mount Cook landing on Fox Glacier....immense experience well worth the investment!!!

Thank jonah63
Grand Junction, Colorado
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We, almost literally, drove into this helicopter flight. We stopped at a viewpoint to take pics and were befriended by Marcus who pointed us in the direction of the choppers. There were a few people ahead of us in the flight queue, so we took a drive to the village and then returned to fly. It was a fun thing... More 

Thank Craig L
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017

What an amazing experience. Don't waste time taking the smaller flights. Go for the longest one over all the glaciers and Mt Cook. Incredible. Worth every last $ I paid. The guys are really safety conscious, loads of fun and really informative. And big Kev gives a great cuddle when you get excited by what you see. Truly, visit these... More 

Thank Sue M
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

My wife who is a very nervous flyer even in B747 or A380 was slightly bounced into going on a scenic flight for half an hour over Mount Cook. Josh the pilot was extremely sympathetic and gave us a very informed and smooth ride in a Robinson 44 which Sarah enjoyed tremendously as I did. Thank you all so much... More 

Thank Crofts52
B Z Corner, Washington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We used Glacier Country for two days of kayaking on the Perth and Whataroa rivers. Josh and Kevin are both super knowledgeable, helpful, and got us into both rivers quickly with all our gear. I'd recommend them to any paddlers looking to fly into the area's classic west coast runs!

Thank etobey

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