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Glacier Helicopters

Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0755
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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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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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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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chose the helicopter round two glaciers and mt cook landing on mt cook. It was fabulous - very professional and both ground staff (ex Fireman so safety very much at forefront) and pilot (Felt completely safe) were excellent. Loved it - really a must do!

Thank Rhona A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited in July 2017. We pulled up at Fox Glacier town on the off chance of a flight Within 20 minutes we had received our briefing and were in a helicopter to the top of Fox Glacier. We landed on the snow and had...More

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am not good with heights, but felt that we must do this. We chose the trip to the Franz Josef Glacier. The booking staff were very friendly and supportive. We were walked over to the helicopter and met Rusty, the pilot. The helicopter was...More

Thank May1958
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi May, we’re happy to hear you overcame your fear of heights and had a great time on our Franz Josef Glacier flight! Thank you for flying with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a flight over Mount Cook and landed on the glacier for photos and a chance to see and walk on the fresh blue white snow first hand. What a truely amazing experience. I would recommend this to everyone having the chance to do...More

Thank Margie S
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Margie, we’re happy to hear the Mount Cook Spectacular flight was “absolutely amazing.” Thanks for the review, and thanks for joining us on the West Coast at Glacier Helicopters!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding in a helicopter was an experience itself but the views going up and coming down were amazing and of course we landed on a glacier and got out to walk on it. It was an experience we will never forget.

Thank Bracha K
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bracha, thanks for flying with Glacier Helicopters! We’re glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An once in an lifetime experience which is definitely one of the best things I have ever done. The ride is worth every penny and often goes a little longer in duration than stated. The pilot (I wish I could remember his name) was lovely...More

Thank Anna M
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anna, thanks for the review. It means a lot to us that you consider your flight with Glacier Helicopters “one of the best things” you’ve ever done. We’re so glad you could join us for the Mount Cook Spectacular flight. Thanks again from our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to wait two days to get a clear morning to fly. Absolutely stunning view and worth taking the long flight. When up along the ridge up over MT Cook, then landed on the Glacier, Absolutely Awesome. Girlfriend of mine got married there four weeks...More

Thank Shaz1000
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shaz1000, we’re so glad you could wait for the good weather. The unique terrain here, with abrupt mountains that descend into rainforest, all close to the sea, does make the weather very unpredictable. Having flexible travel plans is essential on the wild West Coast....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We contemplated walking the track to the glacier which was a 1.5 hour return walk. My kids are 7 and 9 and we were warned we may have to end up carrying them if we go on a guided tour. Having done my research, the...More

Thank Marissa S
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Marissa, thanks for the review. We’re excited to hear your family “absolutely loved” our Franz Josef Glacier flight! Come back and see us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our heli hike today with Glacier Helicopters. Super friendly ground staff to inform you about the day ahead and to get you set up with your kit. The helicopter flight, although short, was incredible. Beautiful scenery. The snow landing was done to a...More

Thank nwallington
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi nwallington, we’re glad you had a great time in Franz Josef. Thank you for joining us on the West Coast!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only was the weather on our side but the glaciers were both spectacular. Our pilot Sam was such a pleasure and he was most accommodating on our flight allowing group attendees to share the front seat experience which was amazing. He was extremely professional...More

Thank Erin M
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Erin M, we’re glad you had a “fantastic” time on our Twin Glacier flight with Sam. Thank you for joining us on the west coast!

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MargaretRD
1 April 2017|
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Response from Moosie57 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take your money online, just block it and release it if you don't fly
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horsey200
13 March 2017|
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Response from davidretired | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest trying to book a back up flight the following day if you are able. The weather is unpredictable and you would not want to miss this!!!
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Prachi V
20 October 2016|
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Response from Jeffnudi | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you contact them directly. That question did not come up in my experience with them.
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