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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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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our pilot was really nice and friendly, the helicopter ride was awesome. Landing on the glaciers was amazing, we took millions of pics. Loved it!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely not to be missed. One of the absolute highlights of our NZ holiday. Great check in facilities, smooth comfortable flight and excellent commentary.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it is quite a expensive but it is so worth it. This is the only way to see the glacier up close. We had perfect weather for the trip but they will not fly if the weather is poor which apparently happens quite often....More

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

Hello Michelle L and thank you for your kind review. Safety is paramount for all of our flights so we ensure thorough safety briefings and we only fly in good weather conditions. We are so glad that you enjoyed the amazing views of the glacier...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need a clear day for this but if you are lucky the helicopter flight over the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers is a definitely recommended. The flight that we were on included a glacier landing - in our case this was on to the...More

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

Hello spmmik53 and thank you for your kind review. We will only ever operate in good conditions for your safety so we are glad you got a clear day for your flight! All of our flights include a snow landing so and having fresh snow...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our nearly three year old up in a Helicopter to see Mount Cook and to see and land on Fox Glacier (as the other option was to walk, not easy with a 2 year old). Not cheap and a wonderful experience and well...More

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

Hi Steve C and thank you for your review. We are so glad that you and your young family had such a good time on our flight. We do try and get as many people up to see the incredible Glacier, including our smallest guests....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible views across Fox glacier and mount cook and surrounds. Really a must do experience. We landed and had a great play in the icy snow. None of us had seen snow before so it was really fun.More

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

Hi T2913AWkevink and thank you for your excellent review. We are so glad that we got to provide you with your first experience with snow and hope you’ll be back for many more! We agree the views of the Fox Glacier and Mount Cook are...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Everything we wanted and more. Spectacular flight, friendly accommodating staff. Boat cruise added another great dimension. A must do when in Queenstown for this absolutely unforgettable experience.More

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

Hello Lupo T and thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your flight with us and are so happy that you found our staff friendly. We always strive for excellent service so it is fantastic it is being recognised. Thanks again...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

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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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