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Glacier Helicopters

Main South Road | Sh6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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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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Main South Road | Sh6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We took a 30-minute tour over Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier with snow landing. It was the first helicopter ride for all of us and it was exciting. The scenery from the above blew my mind. We got to see the glaciers and admire...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hello Penrapee R, We’re so glad your first helicopter ride exceeded your expectations! Seeing the glaciers from the air is an incredible experience, and the fresh soft snow and the blue glacier ice has to be seen to be believed. The 30 Minute Twin Glacier...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

An expensive but 'must do' experience while in NZ. Fabulous smooth ride with excellent commentary. Landing and walking about on the glacier on a bright sunny morning - cant beat it. great views from the landing site and on the trip up and circuit back,...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hello Brian O and thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad we got to take you on one of our incredible flights and it sounds like you had perfect weather for it! Our pilots always try and provide a commentary to give...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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