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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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+64 3-752 0755
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Chose the helicopter round two glaciers and mt cook landing on mt cook. It was fabulous - very professional and both ground staff (ex Fireman so safety very much at forefront) and pilot (Felt completely safe) were excellent. Loved it - really a must do!More

Thank Rhona A
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hi Rhona, The 40 minute Glacier flight is absolutely stunning and we are really glad that you got to enjoy it with us. Safety is very important to us here at Glacier Helicopters and we are glad that our staff were able to provide this...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We visited in July 2017. We pulled up at Fox Glacier town on the off chance of a flight Within 20 minutes we had received our briefing and were in a helicopter to the top of Fox Glacier. We landed on the snow and had...More

Thank Bruce R
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hello Bruce, I am glad that our staff were able to accommodate you and that you enjoyed your flight with us. We are very happy that your experience with us was as fantastic as you said it was and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

I am not good with heights, but felt that we must do this. We chose the trip to the Franz Josef Glacier. The booking staff were very friendly and supportive. We were walked over to the helicopter and met Rusty, the pilot. The helicopter was...More

Thank May1958
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi May, we’re happy to hear you overcame your fear of heights and had a great time on our Franz Josef Glacier flight! Thank you for flying with us!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We took a flight over Mount Cook and landed on the glacier for photos and a chance to see and walk on the fresh blue white snow first hand. What a truely amazing experience. I would recommend this to everyone having the chance to do...More

Thank Margie S
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Margie, we’re happy to hear the Mount Cook Spectacular flight was “absolutely amazing.” Thanks for the review, and thanks for joining us on the West Coast at Glacier Helicopters!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Riding in a helicopter was an experience itself but the views going up and coming down were amazing and of course we landed on a glacier and got out to walk on it. It was an experience we will never forget.

Thank Bracha K
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Bracha, thanks for flying with Glacier Helicopters! We’re glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

An once in an lifetime experience which is definitely one of the best things I have ever done. The ride is worth every penny and often goes a little longer in duration than stated. The pilot (I wish I could remember his name) was lovely...More

Thank Anna M
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Anna, thanks for the review. It means a lot to us that you consider your flight with Glacier Helicopters “one of the best things” you’ve ever done. We’re so glad you could join us for the Mount Cook Spectacular flight. Thanks again from our...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Had to wait two days to get a clear morning to fly. Absolutely stunning view and worth taking the long flight. When up along the ridge up over MT Cook, then landed on the Glacier, Absolutely Awesome. Girlfriend of mine got married there four weeks...More

Thank Shaz1000
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Shaz1000, we’re so glad you could wait for the good weather. The unique terrain here, with abrupt mountains that descend into rainforest, all close to the sea, does make the weather very unpredictable. Having flexible travel plans is essential on the wild West Coast....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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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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