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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was the highlight of the trip so far ! From the township you cannot see the glacier so the helicopter gives you a great view. And you get to experience landing on the snow at the top. The pilot was informative and took a photo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ossie1971
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Ossie1971, thank you for your recommendation. Your photos of the crevices in the glacier are stunning! Being able to see these is one of the many perks of joining one of our scenic tours. We’re glad you had such a lovely time with us...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely superb in every way. The weather conditions, the flight, the landing both on the snow and back at base, our pilot and the ground staff all made for an unforgettable part of our holiday. We are two married couples with wives who had never...More

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TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello DOUGAL_London_Uk, thank you for your review. Flying in a helicopter is a wonderful experience, especially in such a beautiful part of the world. We’re delighted our lovely staff helped your wives get through their pre-flight jitters! We hope you enjoy many helicopter flights in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from trip to NZ. Did helicopter flight to the top of Fox Glacier with a snow landing. Absolutely breathtaking. Did the same flight 34 years ago with the same company, and it was great then too. A must do when on the West...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello thommomelb, thank you for your review. Your photos are amazing! It’s cool to see how much, yet how little, has changed. The sights that you see on our flights are to be seen to be believed. We’re glad that we made such a good...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say? From the briefing before we set off right up until we arrived back, we were looked after most professionally. We were taken over the Franz Josef glacier, affording some wonderful photo opportunities, and landed on Fox. Our pilot, Mike, pointed out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan P
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jan P and thank you for you awesome review. We are so glad that the staff were professional at all times and you has such a wonderful trip with us. We strive for professionalism and safety always and it’s so great to hear that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the 40 minute flight and it was amazing! The views of the glaciers were spectacular! The snow landing was something too! Definitely worth the money and highly recommended! Clear skies so got clear views of the glaciers. Best to do first thing in the...More

Thank Kmariee
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kmariee and thank you for our lovely review. Our 40 minute flight is our longest and most spectacular flight so we are so happy you got to experience that with us. We agree that the landing is something amazing in such a unique environment....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breathtaking views and landing on snow perhaps will remain in our memory forever. Our pilot was very friendly and true customer focused. I dropped my GoPro camera during snow landing and when I realized the same I was on the way back to Wanaka!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandip S
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sandip S, thank you for your great review. Your photos are fantastic, we’re glad you had such a wonderful time on one of our flights. You’re extremely lucky that a pilot found your GoPro! We’re glad to hear it made it back into your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing, this is a ‘must do.’ It is not cheap at about $350 NZ but it really is worth every single penny, offering an experience impossible to have other than by helicopter. There are a range of choices, we chose the 30 minute flight over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful in-depth review. You have really woven a fantastic image for your flight. It is magnificent isn’t it? The flight you went on is very popular, being able to compare the two main glaciers, and to see all the valleys and...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Highly professional and well-organized operation. Everyone I dealt with was cheerful and friendly, and in his words, our pilot James was "safe and charming." Highly recommend this experience with this team.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Casey C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Casey C, thank you for your fantastic review. We’re glad you had such a great experience with us from start to finish! We will pass your feedback to James and our ground crew, and we hope you enjoyed your time on the beautiful Coast.

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I decided to splurge a bit to do the full ride, including mt cook! It was well worth the splurge, we were lucky that the weather held and managed to do the full circuit! Amazing views of untouched snow capped mountains and spectacular...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liskl
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Liskl, thank you for your great review. The Mount Cook Spectacular really does live up to its name, the views are breath taking aren’t they! We are glad you decided to treat yourselves, so we could really show you the best of the West...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

We were fortunate to be able to book a flight after recent bad weather had caused cancellations prior to our arrival. Counter staff were knowledgeable & got us on a morning flight the following morning. (best time) Well organized and the pilot (Chris) was very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harry B
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hello Harry B and thank you for your amazing review! We are sad to hear about your cancellation but we will only ever fly in good weather for your safety. We are so glad that you did manage to get up there the following morning...More

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k_parmigiana
12 September 2018|
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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 😀
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Jikku
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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.
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jojo255061
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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.
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