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Glacier Country Scenic Flights

Whataroa, New Zealand
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About Glacier Country Scenic Flights
Helicopter scenic flights over NZ’s southern Alps & Glaciers. Snow landings and scenic overflights. Best value flights in Glacier Country. Highly recommended by lonely planet and NZ frenzy. Fly further, best value, see more.
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Kilcoy Queen wrote a review 2 Jun
Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions6 helpful votes
We were fortunate to get a heli flight with Glacier Country Scenic Flights, Whataroa whilst visiting the beautiful West Coast in the last week of May 2021. What a dream come true. Beautiful sunny day, very little breeze and we could literally see for miles. We had a flight over the Garden of Eden and over the headwaters of the Godley River down to Mt Cook and the glaciers and back down the Whataroa Valley. How absolutely fantastic! Our pilot Ken was very professional and ensured we had a great experience. Kevin and Heather who run this business, were great hosts and we stayed the one night in one of their accommodation homes. Highly recommend this stopover if you are doing a West Coast road trip. There are limited facilities for food in Whataroa so it is wise to be prepared. The accommodation is warm and cosy. Clean and a very well equipped kitchen. There is wifi available but it is hit and miss. A big shout out to the lovely couple for their professionalism and good old West Coast hospitality. We highly recommend this.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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JeftheRef wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand142 contributions60 helpful votes
Travelling the West Coast there are plenty of helicopter operators that offer their trips into the alps, so how do you select. By shear accident we stoped at the Whataroa River valley contemplating a flight because it was such a beautiful day with perfect weather. The advantage of leaving from this valley are not immediately obvious but when they explain that you travel along the Southern Alps from the north to see Mt Cook and the Tasman it becomes clearer. You get a better perspective of the scale of these mountains as you approach them and you don’t miss a thing. It is worth landing on the snow, so the logical stop is at the top on Franz Josef glacier where you photo options are amazing. The takeoff is not to bad either as you weave down the glazier above all those amazing ice structures. These boys know what their are doing and have been doing it for some time, most definitely value for money and the best choice that we made. Enjoy.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Ken Rand wrote a review May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
This was the second time I have flown with Glacier Country Scenic Flights and the first time for my wife. The experience on both occasions was incredible and breathtaking. We did the 30 minute flight incorporating magnificent views of Mounts Cook and Tasman along with the Glaciers. Kevin the ground leader and Josh the pilot are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area and glacier and mountain formation and retrenchment. We booked on the morning of our flight and were able to fly around midday. The weather was stunning and the in-flight commentary from Josh extremely informative. I have done a number of helicopter scenic flights and this is a must do experience that I would go out of my way to undertake. It is also absolute value for money. Thank you Kevin and Josh just an incredible adventure.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Muriel Brent wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions
Take the family for a safe heli Flip. The pilot acted as a tour guide. Beautiful photos taken. Would. Would absolutely recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Penny M wrote a review Apr 2021
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Absolutely incredible experience, fantastic pilot. The views are breathtaking. Would highly recommend this company.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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