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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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US$171.55*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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US$220.57*
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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US$217.07*
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“mount cook” (43 reviews)
“franz josef” (51 reviews)
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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 5 days ago via mobile

This day and whole experience could not have been better. Beautiful west coast day! Hardly a cloud in the sky, absolutely amazing views. We left smiling ear to ear and were blown away by what we encountered. The landing was picture perfect and our pilot...More

Thank ahooky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After flight cancelled twice due to weather third time was lucky morning of 6 November. Amazing and stunning views of Franz Josef Glacier, Mount Tasman and Mount Cook before landing on Fox Glacier. Very informative talk by pilot Mike on the way up and down....More

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

Hello John. It’s true, good things do take time! We are so glad that you were able to see our beautiful Glaciers! We will pass on your kind words on to Mike. Thank you for flying with Glacier Helicopters.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best experience have done so far. From entering the reception the staff were very friendly and more then helpful the whole experience. We were driven to the heli pad which was not even 2 minutes away. It was bit of a windy day and felt...More

Thank 202Casiel
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review 202Casiel. We are so happy to hear that our staff were so accommodating. We are very happy that your experience with us was spectacular. Thank you again for flying with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We took 40 minute Mount cook ride with landing and were incredibly happy. On one way I got a seat next to the pilot and had incredible views. The pilot was an excellent guide who showed us all possible places and very helpful when we...More

Thank Kalindi D
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kalindi, thank you for the great feedback! You’ve got some amazing photos there, looks like you picked a spectacular day to fly. Sounds like you may have had some nice fresh snow for your landing as well, not the easiest to walk around in...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Despite being disappointed by the fact that the weather didn't allow for flights to take-off, I am writing a positive review because the girl at the service desk provided great service with honest and helpful advice. If I return to the glaciers and the weather...More

Thank jc300917
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review JC! We wish we could have flown you up there to see the glaciers, but the weather isn’t always on our side. Very glad to hear you got such great service, we try our best to make sure our customers enjoy...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended the Heli-Ride of Mt Cook & the Fox & Franz Glaciers & I have to say this is the best way to see the spectacular terrain with views to the Tasman Sea when you have limited time. Weather conditions (esp wind speeds)...More

1  Thank Lynda M
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Lynda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback, I would like to apologise that you were not completely satisfied with your recent experience with us. We do operate 6 seater AS350 Squirrels but we always strive to make sure that everybody...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Originally booked a 9am flight and got up early to check in only to be bumped 2 flights and only just getting a flight at 11am due to another booking. Watched 4 sets of couples who arrived after us get in the 9am and 10...More

Thank philbye
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Philbye, Thank you for your feedback, I would like to apologise for the miscommunication with your recent experience with us. I will contact you directly so I can gather some further information and make sure this unusual situation doesn’t happen again in the future....More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Took a snow landing tour with Fox and Franz. Although weather appeared to be cloudy we did wonder whether we would get up. But apparently as it wasn't cloudy on the top we we able to go. The pilot took us near to Mt Cook,...More

Thank Muriel101
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Hi Muriel, thank you for flying with Glacier Helicopters! We’re so glad you consider our Mount Cook Spectacular flight “the most amazing thing.” The experience from the top of the mountains is completely different from that of the ground, so we are very happy the...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Awesome experience. We took the Mt Cook spectacular flight from Fox that took us over Franz and Fox and right up close to Mt Cook. Absolutely amazing experience coupled with the snow landing and plenty of time for pics and to take in the scenary...More

Thank wareinbelgium
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hi, thank you for visiting us at Glacier Helicopters! We’re so glad you enjoyed the Mount Cook Spectacular flight and that your pilot, Mike, and our ground crew provided great service. It really means a lot to us that you consider your time with our...More

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Jikku
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.
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jojo255061
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.
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MargaretRD
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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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