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Glacier Helicopters

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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...more
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Main South Road | Sh6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0755
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived in Fox Glacier and decided to take a helicopter flight. We visited one other firm firstly and the lady at the counter was less than friendly. The visited Glacier Helicopters where the staff were very welcoming and friendly, right from check in to...More

Thank Getaway685353
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’d never been in a helicopter before and the personnel at the “shop” were very thorough and reassuring, weighing everyone and determining how we would be seated to balance the heli. We were warned several times that it might not be possible to land, but...More

Thank tatoland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really loved the heliflight. It was magic in this beautifull winter wonder land! And the snowlanding...just perfect!More

Thank 1MiekieS
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 1MiekieS. You’ve summed up the experience well & that’s what we strive to deliver with each flight – perfect! No matter the time of year, the snow landing is remarkable, it’s great to hear how much you loved it. We’re Glad we got to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having done the helihike at Fox glacier we wanted to see Franz Josef from the air too, so walked into the shop and had a brilliant experience from start to finish. Professional and superbly friendly staff, and the whole setup was expertly organised and executed...More

Thank 730dan
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful review, 730dan! We are happy you had such a great experience flying with us as we pride ourselves on our customer safety and service. We will pass on your compliments to Flo and Chris. We hope you enjoy the rest of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole process was smooth, efficient, friendly, and amazing!! The staff were so lovely ... even made the weigh-in process very unconfronting! We would highly recommend this adventure ... felt safe at all times, cared for and fully informed. Ground staff and Andy, the pilot,...More

Thank leemo2016
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi leemo2016. We’re thrilled your experience with us was exceptional! We take pride in making each trip with us run as smoothly and as comfortably as possible. We understand that taking peoples weights can be uncomfortable, but we do it purely for to make sure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived for our Helicopter ride in Franz Joseph we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff. We headed off to Helicopter and met with all safety precautions got on board and of we went, UPU UP AND AWAY. Helicopter ride was amazing looking...More

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

Hello Sussan_au, thank you for your great review! We’re pleased that all of our staff were thorough with our safety briefings- safety is our number one priority here at Glacier Helicopters. It sounds like your experience with us was fantastic. We aim for excellence with...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Great view! But we purchaseD it because it stated we can stay longer on the top. Yet we are there just for 10 mins. Would be nice if we can really can stay there for half an hour. Miss the spectacular view. thanks!More

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

Hello William and thank you for your review. All of our trips have a snow landing of approximately 6-8 minutes irrespective of the duration of the flight you choose. If you make a booking directly through our website, you can choose a departure and we...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

WOW!! What an experience! Initially our first flight was cancelled because of bad weather however we were fortunate to go the next morning and it was amazing! The weather was beautiful and with new snow falling the night before Fox glacier was sparkling in the...More

1  Thank stefaniedp
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hello Stefanedp, your flight with us looks and sounds like it was a dream! It was a great idea to stay the night in the area because we do have to occasionally cancel or postpone flights in bad weather for safety reasons. However, bad weather...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We got an early flight in the morning. The activity took about 1/2 hour. My first ride on a helicopter, exciting and lot of fun. The view on the helicopter was amazing. The pilot explained the glacier landscapes to us. We took a lot of...More

Thank Elle N
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hello Ella N, Thank you for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed your first helicopter ride with us & pleased that our pilot was informative. It is really amazing when you can see for yourself the incredible glaciers from above whilst listening to your pilot’s...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing once in a lifetime experience Hamish our pilot was fantastic, everyone involved from receptionist to driver were very friendly knowledgeable and obliging The snow landing option is a must and the whole trip is breathtaking - thank you very much to...More

Thank Shirley C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hello Shirley C Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that our pilot Hamish and our ground crew helped make your flight with us an unforgettable experience. All the fresh snow we have been having over the course of this winter has made...More

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Karishma P
12 September 2018|
Response from Shirley C | Reviewed this property |
I would say definitely yes this is an amazing experience just be aware that there had to be at least 3 for the flight to go ahead enjoy - you will be so pleased you did 😀
21 August 2017|
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Response from Bracha K | Reviewed this property |
We were a group of 36. We stayed overnight in FJ and went up in the helicopters early a.m.
31 July 2017|
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Response from nwallington | Reviewed this property |
Hello, We went as a couple, but we were one of 4 helicopters that went up for our time slot. They then divide the groups. They would definitely be able to accommodate you. You just may be split between 2 helicopters.