Mountain Helicopters
Mountain Helicopters
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Mountain Helicopters are based in Fox Glacier, New Zealand. We offer value based scenic flights in Fox Glacier, Franz Josef and Mount Cook. Mountain Helicopters is a locally owned family company that has been operating in the Glacier region since 1998. Our pilots are some of the most experienced on the West Coast and have extensive knowledge of the area offering agricultural and commercial services.
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Neil M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Mountain Helicopters, such a fantastic experience. Theresa in the office is super friendly and helpful. They are realistic about when you can fly. And they were adaptable to weather conditions so you get the best tour. Michael the pilot is brilliant at talking you through the ride and what you are seeing. First time I’d been in a helicopter, so small 4 seater bubble helicopter was a bit of a shock. But honestly the BEST experience! Flew over Fox Glacier and up to Mount Tasmin and Mount Cook. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
Written 5 March 2024
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Janet A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our flight with Michael was fantastic. He explained the nature of the glaciers as we flew over them. He is clearly very knowledgeable.
We felt safe and secure at all times and would thoroughly recommend.
Therese was an excellent safety manager, very clear with her directions and very personable as well.
Written 23 February 2024
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A J Falco
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Couldn't have been happier with selecting this company for an unforgettable experience. So authentic, kind and informative. Highly recommend.
Written 6 February 2024
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jardeb2017
Ballarat, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Unbelievable experience, family run business smaller helicopter than the larger companies perfect for a group of four. Really friendly and well organised experience James our pilot was fantastic and kept us informed throughout the flight made making the nervous ones feel very comfortable.
Highlight of our trip could not recommend this experience enough a must do if you’re in the area.
Written 5 February 2024
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KaTo6668
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great family business with excellent service. The pilots are the owner and his son, the wife is responsible for the logistics. They all have years of experience and are highly motivated.
Many thanks for the unforgettable flight
Written 17 January 2024
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Edina E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Great experience in Fox Glacier :) After 3 days of rain and clouds, we were lucky to get on a helicopter and see the mountains from a completely different perspective. The company is locally owned and operated, so you will get a more personalised approach.
Written 13 January 2024
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Jun T
London, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Truly one of the the best days of my life !

A huge shout to Therese and Michael (owning this truly local family-owned business) for organizing the trip for our whole family of 5 including 3 young children. Therese is super organized and helpful. What was meant to be as a solo flight for me turned out to be an amazing flight for our whole family. Michael as pilot is highly experienced with more than 30 years of experience and took a good call to snow-land at a better spot.

We felt very safe throughout the flight and enjoyed this day very much.

Thank you very much Therese and Michael!
Written 19 December 2023
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Chandler B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
the highlight of our 5 week trip across New Zealand. This is truly a *wonderful* family business. Firstly, they were so kind to accommodate us last minute when our flight in Franz Josef was cancelled the previous day and (guessing since we weren’t a big tour operator) we were booted to a very unfavorable time following day such that we couldn’t make it work with our 7 month old daughter including extra drive time. Secondly, they went out of their way to make our little one comfortable with her ear muffs and advice around how to travel in the helicopter and she loved her first flight :) Thirdly, the flight itself - breathtaking and James knew so much about the glacier and landscapes we flew over and you could tell just loved the job. Please do book with these guys! You will make the memories of a lifetime. Thank you!!
Written 13 December 2023
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sharonbate2002
Darwin, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
What an amazing experience, it was an assault on the eyes. Michael our pilot was very experienced and we were able to have the most awesome snow landing. His lovely wife Tracey was super accommodating as I accidentally booked for the wrong day. I cannot recommend this experience enough, definitely a must do
Written 10 November 2023
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Julie T
Emu Plains, Australia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Best Fox and Franz Joseph helicopter flight. See Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, glaciers galore and breathtaking views. Call ahead and let the team recommended a time to fly. They are experts and know the region. So glad we took the 40 minute premium flight with snow landing to stand atop the southern alps, cruise over the glaciers and take time to view the amazing mountain ranges. Thanks to our pilot, Michael for safe passage and great commentary. Thanks to Therese for planning our day and recommending the whitebait fritters. Family business and their genuine care, attention to detail and professionalism made our flight an experience of a lifetime. Already recommended to my sister. Look no further than the Mountain Helicopters Team.
Written 23 October 2023
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