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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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$172.49*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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US$222.80*
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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US$222.80*
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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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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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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Yeppoon, Australia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic experience from the courteous and friendly staff reception and briefing, the fitting of equipment, the heli ride up and back to the amazing walking over the ice and squeezing through the ice caves and crevasses. WOW.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat it was to get to take my family in HJE with Sam from Glacier Helicopters. Such a special experience that they made possible. The flight was a panorama of magical sights that one does not get to see everyday...unless you're Sam. We got to land on the ice and take some photos - an even more special... More 

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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glorious day on Southland's West Coast, up early to book helicopter trip to visit both Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. It was an awesome experience well worth money spent for once in a lifetime activity. Professional crew with great knowledge will leave lasting memories for us as a family. I will let photos do the rest.

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

Hi Mike, thanks for the great review! We’re glad your family could join us on the West Coast! We’d love to see any pictures you’d like to share our tour. More 

Lakeville, MN
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43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Scenic Flt 304 Fox Glacier & Mount Cook (largest mountain in NZ) for $310 NZD. Flight was cancelled the first day because of weather which is typical at this time of year & the altitude of the mountains. We went the next morning at 10:15am skies cleared for a 30min flight with 5 mins walking on the... More 

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

Hi Terry, thanks for the review! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our Twin Glacier flight. The weather here on the coast is difficult to predict, so it really helps to have that flexibility with time. We’re glad you could join us the following day. Thanks again from our team at Glacier Helicopters! More 

Peterborough, Australia
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132 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a 20 minute flight of remembrance for both of us. Our pilot was Brook who handled the chopper very well (he's done it before) in the mountain gully and done a perfect touch down. It was funny at first walking on the uneven snow top but got used it's surface easily. It was just on sunrise over the... More 

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

Hi 4x4wheelers, thanks for the review! We’re glad to hear you had a “fab” experience with us. Brooke, like all of our pilots, is well experienced with the rugged West Coast terrain. We love the pictures, especially the one jumping on the snow! Thanks for sharing, and thank you again for joining us at Glacier Helicopters! More 

Clevedon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the night before flight by motel, as we had heard some iffy reviews on other operators. On evening weather was rubbish and flights had been cancelled but we were assured next day should be better and they were not wrong. Very slick booing in, weigh in to balance chopper, and safety briefing. Off to helicopter and met Richard the... More 

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

Hi Dizzys, we’re so glad to hear your trip with us was the “highlight” of your holiday! The unique terrain of the West Coast certainly makes the weather here difficult to predict, but we are happy it was clear for your tour. Thank you again from our team at Glacier Helicopters! More 

Haddon Township
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On March 17th, our tour group boarded helicopters for a trip to the Franz Josef glacier. The trip lasted about 20 minutes and included a stop on the glacier where we were able to get out and walk around, taking photos. What an experience. The sights were phenomenal and landing on the glacier spectacular.

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

Hi Marci, thank you for the review! We’re glad you could join us for the “phenomenal sights” here on the West Coast glaciers! Thanks again from the team. More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the activity (heli ride with snow landing)that if you can afford to do then you must. Landing on the snow is amazing and you can't really describe how wonderful it is. The only thing to be prepared for is that they are unsure if the flight goes ahead until 15 mins before the scheduled time. We had three... More 

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Thank Feelfree1
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Feelfree1, thank you for your time and great review. Safety is certainly our top priority, so thank you for being understanding about the weather and flexible with timing. We’re glad the weather finally cleared for your flight. Thank you again from our team on the West Coast! More 

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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This experience was truly incredible. We did the Franz Josef tour with snow landing. Although it was only 20mins it felt like ages! We stopped on the glacier for around 10mins, enough time to take some great photos and really take in the view and surroundings. The helicopter ride was amazing! A trip to remember forever and definitely a special... More 

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

Hi Nicola, thank you for joining us on the West Coast! We’re glad you “loved every minute!” Thanks again from the team. More 

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