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Glacier Helicopters

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Address: 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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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20...

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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US$176.69*
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This is the way to see Franz Josef Glacier!!!

We had planned to do the Mount Cook Spectacular tour but the weather was not cooperating. Fortunately for us, there was a wee window of opportunity right at the time of our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chicago
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469 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had planned to do the Mount Cook Spectacular tour but the weather was not cooperating. Fortunately for us, there was a wee window of opportunity right at the time of our booking to get us up for a quick look at the Franz Josef Glacier. We were disappointed to miss the longer tour but were very happy with the... More 

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Agnes Water, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have wanted to do this for 30 years and it was worth the wait. The staff have a difficult job with the weather changing rapidly but they gave us options. Luckily we booked an extra day in Fox to accommodate the weather and when we flew at 9am on Day 2 the weather was perfect (highly recommend flying early morning... More 

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Thank Sue H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The helicopter ride and the glacier landing is beautiful. A once in a lifetime experience. I've knocked one star off for the grumpy tour guide who took us from the centre to the Helipad. Overall good experience.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in to the office and asked if there was any chance of a flight immediately as the weather was perfect. The girls in the office were so helpful and we were amazingly lucky that there just happened to be 2 seats available. What an experience! Up in a 4 seat (+pilot) helicopter and the views were stunning. Our... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The helicopter ride and landing was seriously a once in a lifetime type experience. I highly recommend. Its not cheap, but it seemed like most activities besides hiking were on this trip to NZ, and its SO worth it. The company was the best price for what you got that I found and very professional. They were on time, spoke... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Kaileyann, thank you for the review! We’re glad you chose us for your glacier experience. The weather here on the wild west coast can indeed change quickly, and we are happy that it was beautiful and sunny for your flight. We hope the good weather follows the rest of your travels in New Zealand. Thank you again! More 

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good the helicopter to the top of the mountains, almost to the top of Mt. Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand. We landed on the Frantz Josef glacier and wee able to get out and enjoy the view for a few minutes. It was a beautifully, sunny day which was very ly key given they get rain 300 days... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi jtbeknott, thank you for flying with Glacier Helicopters! And thank you for your review. The rain has been great for the rainforest and snow on the mountains, however it does hinder the number of days we can operate, so we are really glad to hear you were able to join us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a real treat during our holiday in New Zealand. It is not cheap - but there are not many places in the world where you can experience a flight and landing on a glacier. We had to check in advance on the weather but were extremely lucky that we had the first clear day for a week. The... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Roland_Pauline, thank you for taking the time to review us. We love sharing the beautiful area and spectacular glaciers, and we are so happy to hear you had an “amazing experience!” Safety is our top priority, so everything that goes into the helicopter has to be weighed for the balance of the machine. It sounds like you had a... More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We scored an absolutely breath taking day in Fox Glacier, the weather had been overcast early in the morning so we decided to walk to the glacier instead of the helicopter. When we walked the track we saw the weather was starting to clear so we went back to town and spoke to a couple of the companies. Glacier helicopters... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Tarzanfail, thank you for choosing us for your heli tour of the glaciers! We’re glad to hear you had a great time and the weather was cooperative for you here on the wild west coast. More 

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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what an experience, we were so lucky with the weather on the day as quite a number of days they could not fly because of the weather. The people who conducted the flight were excellent, they picked us up from the motel and returned us. The commentary during the flight was a bit scratchy due to the headphones. My... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thank you for the review! We’re certainly glad you had a “magical” experience and that the weather cooperated for your visit as it has been an unusually wet summer. Thanks for the feedback on the headphones we will look into it. Thank you again from the team at Glacier Helicopters. More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A family of 4 with a son who's in a wheelchair, we flew with Glacier helicopters on 17th December and were lucky to have a clear sunny day. The staff were extremely willing and helpful and with the use of our own harness, they helped transfer my son on and off the helicopter....and we had our own helicopter too!! Can't... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Bhavini1, thank you for including Glacier Helicopters in your holiday plans! It was a pleasure to assist your son on our tour. We’re so glad you enjoyed flying with us and that the weather allowed us to show off our beautiful glaciers! More 

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