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Glacier Helicopters

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Main South Road | Sh6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Fox Glacier and Mt Cook helicopter ride and snow landing. Our pilot, Victor was amazing and made our experience absolutely perfect. The scenery was indescribable and I would absolutely recommend this helicopter company to anyone seeking to do an...More

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

Hello Emma and thank you for your kind review. We have passed on your comments to Victor and we are so happy you got such a perfect experience. We agree that a helicopter trip is the best way to see the Glaciers and we thank...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

OMG. So amazing. We did the twin glacier tour which included an stop on the top of Franz Josef. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed every second. There were five of us in the helicopter. Obviously the best view would be the front followed...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello travelbunny and thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments regarding our staff and service, we will always endeavor and rebook you onto a flight, we also try to keep an updated copy of the local weather situation for the following days. We...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

From the first phone call these guys were awesome. I planned on proposing on the landing and they noted this on the booking. Originally booked the Mt Cook Spectacular but due to weather they quickly rearranged the booking for the Twin Glaciers to get us...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello LukeT123 and thank you for your fantastic review. Although the weather wasn’t ideal for the flight you had chosen, we are glad that we could get you on a flight and get a snow landing. Congratulations on your engagement, we don’t think you could’ve...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

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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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