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Glacier Country Scenic Flights

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Address: Whataroa, New Zealand
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Awesome.....Every single thing.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue M
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Hopton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Crofts52
B Z Corner, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank etobey
North Wootton, Norfolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Highly Recommend this to anyone. Originally recommended to us by a friend who had picked it at random this is probably the best helicopter experience you will get in the Glacier region. This is a small family run flight business outside of the big operations in Fox and Franz Josef and this is reflected in the customer service - free... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Thrilling view of 5 glaciers close up. Josh, our pilot, was very friendly, experienced and knowledgable.

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Thank Issi A
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Kevin and Josh Took care of us; highly professional for 5 Whitewater Guides: 3 kayaks, and one raft. We drove into the heli-pad situated at the take-out for the Whataroa and Perth Rivers. Had a river flow and weather window for two days. Scheduled early morning flights for both days. 15 min. flights with gear up to incredible runs through... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It was a breathtaking and awesome flight with a perfect service end-to-end. This is a small family run flight business outside of the big operations in Fox and Franz Josef. Highly recommend considering them for your heli adventure. Great offers and longer flights than the 'others'. absolutely amazing!

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Thank statetrooper61
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

飞行员好帅,讲解很专业! 起飞地点在whataroa,是去Franz Joesph和 Fox Glacier的必经之路。飞行距离比从Franz和Fox长,途中景色也很不一样。穿越了Southern Alps,经过了Tasman Glacier,飞越了Mt Tasman 和 Mt Cook。 一生必去一次的行程,梦境一般的景色,强烈推荐!

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Thank Allen L
Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Had bad weather so couldn't see the glaciers (fox/Franz) but saw Shackleton Glacier & an ice lake & a look at untouched country - no other way to see these parts of NZ. Magic. Pilot was knowledgeable & friendly as was the owner - thank you guys! Also the valley where the helipad is operated from is stunning itself so... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I think this is the way to go if you want get up in a helicopter to see the glaciers. According to the guide books and glacier country employees, their flights are cheaper than the flights out of Franz Joseph or Fox. I never verified this, but it seemed to make sense. What is definitely better about Glacier County is... More 

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