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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 6 days ago 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

Thank stefaniedp
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of my holiday and even though I am not a confident helicopter flyer, I was made to feel secure and safe. Landing in the snow was exciting and added to the experience. Totally recommend. We arrived early and our flight was...More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, SarahMarra. Customer safety and service are our priorities and it’s great to hear that you felt very safe flying with us. We think the glaciers and snow-capped mountains in the Southern Alps are best viewed from the air and...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Our family loved every moment of this experience. Top notch service from friendly staff. Our pilot Andrew made the trip even better with his commentary and energy! We had spectacular weather which made the time on the snow incredible. Highly recommend doing the two glaciers.More

Thank Aaron S
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks for your review, Aaron S. The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and the Southern Alps are breath-taking, particularly from the air! We’re happy that your family loved your flight with us and will pass on your compliments to our ground crew and to your...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I am very rarely without words but this was quite simply breathtaking & left me speechless. Sam our pilot was awesome. Everyone should experience this. Request Sam as your pilot, you won’t be disappointed.More

Thank NNAKLNZ
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi NNAKLNZ, thank you for taking time to review us. The sight of the mighty alpine terrain you fly over, here on the West Coast can most certainly leave you speechless. We are glad you had an amazing time flying with us. We will most...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Done the helicopter to the glacier which we landed on and then went up to look at Mt cook. Was an epic experience!! Such beautiful views!! Sam our helicopter driver was excellent and Vicki who transported us to the landing area was also great -...More

Thank anita1512
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thanks for your great review anita1512. Mount Cook is a stunning sight, particularly when you get to see it up close from our Fox Glacier and Mount Cook flight with one of our experienced and friendly pilots. We will pass your compliments and feedback on...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

A real highlight of our trip to New Zealand! Awesome views, so exciting! The staff was excellent, so helpful. accommodating and capable! Not to be missed!More

Thank amybA2507XB
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review, amybA2507XB! We’re thrilled that you loved your flight with us. The views over the Glaciers and Southern Alps are absolutely stunning. We’re glad to hear your positive feedback on our staff as we pride ourselves on our customer safety and...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

10/10 would recommend. Excellent customer service from Hamster, he was knowledgeable and professional. He made you feel very safe and well prepared which was nice when it was my first helicopter experience. Also a good experience on the glacier. Incredible views!! Hamster helped us off...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Elizabeth S! Thank you so much for your amazing review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your flight with us and were able to experience the stunning Southern Alps and glaciers! The safety of our customers is our upmost priority so we’re happy that...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Probably one of the best things I done in New Zealand. Awesome views and staff were helpful! Highly recommend this to people staying in Franz JosefMore

Thank KateCavanagh
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hello KateCavanagh, Thank you for your awesome review! We are so glad you got to experience one of our amazing flights & it looks like you had perfect weather also. We have passed on your lovely feedback to the staff & we hope your enjoyed...More

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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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MargaretRD
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They don't take your money online, just block it and release it if you don't fly
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