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Address: Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0755
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Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20...

Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Charter flights are available and can vary from 20 minutes to several hours duration. Flights depart from Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Our flights encompass the Mount Cook National Park, and both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Glacier landings are our specialty. Our helicopter flights allow people with limited time to “get away from it all” and experience area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.

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US$173.54*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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US$224.16*
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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We recently were booked to go on the mount cook spectacular with glacier landing, but the weather turned bad and unfortunately the flight had to be cancelled. The staff were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane C
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently were booked to go on the mount cook spectacular with glacier landing, but the weather turned bad and unfortunately the flight had to be cancelled. The staff were really helpful and even tried to accomodate us later in the day, but we could not stay as we had to catch the ferry north. The company was very easy... More 

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Thank Diane C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Diane, the unique alpine and rainforest terrain so close to the Tasman Sea certainly makes the weather here difficult to predict. We’re sorry the flight was cancelled this time, but we hope you’ll be back again soon. Bring the blue sky with you! Thank you for visiting us at Glacier Helicopters. More 

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the Mount Cook Spectacular - fly up Franz Josef Glacier then around Mt Cook, then a landing at the head of Fox Glacier, fly down Fox and then back to FJ. Around 40mins total time. Glacier helicopters ran a professional operation and passengers were looked after at all times. Pilot was informative and provided the right amount of useful... More 

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Thank Ferd160
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Ferd160, the Mount Cook Spectacular certainly is one of our favourite flights, and we’re glad you agree that it is “spectacular.” All of our pilots are Kiwi and enjoy sharing information about this wonderful part of their homeland. Thank you for joining us on the West Coast. We’ll see you again soon! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was definitely one of the highlights of our time in New Zealand. The helicopter ride was so fun, so smooth and so many GREAT views of the glacier. We booked the 2 glacier, snow landing trip, however, clouds started moving in rapidly during our trip and it was deemed not safe to land or visit the Fox Glacier. The... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Duane, we’re glad you were able to enjoy the Franz Josef Glacier, even though the tour of both glaciers wasn’t possible this time. Unfortunately the weather here on the wild West Coast can change quickly. Please come back and see us for the full experience! More 

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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing trip with stunning views. Glacier Helicopters were excellent to deal with. Very professional.

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Thank Mark F
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Mark, thank you for flying with us at Glacier Helicopters! More 

Australia
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109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was something we discussed many times during our holiday in New Zealand. It is not cheap - but there are not many places in the world where you can experience a helicopter flight and landing on a glacier. We woke up to a perfect clear day in Franz Josef. Watched the helicopters landing and taking off across the road... More 

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Thank tyndo1
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi tyndo1, after so much consideration whether to go, it’s really great to hear that our flight exceeded your expectations! Like all of our pilots, Blair really enjoys sharing information about our spectacular glacier region. Thanks again for joining us at Glacier Helicopters! More 

Fairfax, VA, United States
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great option to set foot on a glacier without spending a ton of time or money. Glacier Helicopters felt like a well-run operation, and the views were spectacular.

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Thank Mary L
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Mary, thank you for joining us on at Glacier Helicopters! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had never been on a helicopter before, so we were a little nervous. The friendly staff and pilot were so nice and made us at ease. This is a must do, if you visit the South Island! So surreal, as we flew over the glaciers and then landed to walk around and take pictures. They will... More 

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Thank Renee C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Renee, thanks for making us your first helicopter experience! We’re so glad to hear you loved it! More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your budget allows then this experience is a must do whilst visiting the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers. We took the twin glacier helicopter flight (30 minutes) including a snow landing on Fox Glacier and the flight was very picturesque. The landscape is pristine and the view is much better than any from the ground. Our pilot Sam was... More 

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Thank steelja03
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi steelja03, thank you for the review! The unique terrain on the wild West Coast certainly makes the weather difficult to predict, so it really helps to have a flexible schedule. We’re glad the weather cooperated for you to join our Twin Glacier tour and take in in the spectacular scenery. Great photos! Thanks again from our team at Glacier... More 

Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally amazing helicopter flight over Fox Glacier & landing on the Glacier itself. Able to walk around for 10 minutes, a bit longer than usual as someone took the opportunity to propose (it was accepted)! A great choice for those who want to see the Glacier up close & walk on it/touch it where the heli-hike is not an option.

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Thank HeidiAussie
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Heidi, thank you for joining us at Glacier Helicopters! What a special experience for the happy couple on your flight. We’re glad you had an amazing time here on the West Coast! More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience! Skilled drivers and fantastic views... what more could you ask for? Very happy with our visit and definitely one to recommend!

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Thank Stephanie T
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, thanks for the review! We’re happy to share the “fantastic views” of our glaciers here on the West Coast! More 

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