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Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices

Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0793
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Breathtaking

Such an amazing experience! Beautiful weather, friendly people and the most picturesque scenery... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mel B
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Truly breathtaking

Deciding an aerial view of the glacier - and a snow landing - a must, we discovered this company... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PartTimeFoodie123
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices offer scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. View Mount Cook, Mount Tasman New Zealands highest peaks. 4 and 6 passenger modern turbine helicopters. Private charters available. Easy to find us on the Main Street at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snow landing” (34 reviews)
“fox glacier” (32 reviews)
“grand tour” (7 reviews)
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Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0793

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing experience! Beautiful weather, friendly people and the most picturesque scenery. Well and truly worth it!

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deciding an aerial view of the glacier - and a snow landing - a must, we discovered this company were able to do this, and at short notice. This experience was excellent and left us totally speechless. Opting for the one glacier trip, it felt...More

Thank PartTimeFoodie123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The flight covers both Glaciers , the pilot was nice and if you cant make the glacier actual hike this is the next best option, Landing above the glacier and walking around on the plateau was awesome sunny in town, walking in the snow 10...More

Thank pkmcallen
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

If you really want to see magnificent scenery take the 30min tour. Very good equipment used, pilot was friendly and provided a good commentary throughout. Snow landing and walkabout was marvelous. Just do it - you won't regret it.

Thank John5947
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I managed to secure a seat on one of the scenic flights out of Whataroa. Cloud had closed in the valley so we flew to Franz Joseph then up the glacier to the saddle with amazing views down the Tasman Glacier. Great commentary from the...More

Thank Barbara-Grant G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We did think long and hard about doing is due to the cost for all of us but we are so glad we did it as it was a fantastic experience. The guys were organised and quick to get us up in the air. The...More

Thank Jacqueline S
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you Jacqueline 5 for your review. I am very pleased you are glad to have taken the Heliflight and that you found it a fantastic experience. A good commentary is definitely important in our view and we try very hard to ensure our passengers...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

By far the best thing we did in Franz Josef! We did the double glacier flight, with landing on one of the glaciers. Stoped on the top of the franz joseph Glacier for some awesome photos - was able to go-pro video the entire Helicopter...More

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you krystalgrant fo your kind review. We are certainly pleased we gave your 3 and 8 year old's a great experience. We especially love your comment "By far the best thing we did in Franz Josef!" Fantastic feedback, thank you.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Go straight to the cinema and book a trip to the glacier with these guys. They were honest, accommodating and well priced for the service we received. This is the best way to see the snow. The time went quick but it was an exhilarating...More

Thank Stavvy220
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you Stavvy220 for your great review. I am so pleased you really enjoyed the snow landing experience and even more so when you say "They were honest, accommodating and well priced for the service we received. This is the best way to see the...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Trip highlight for us and our 3 teenagers. Awesome! Stunning views, great staff. They sorted us on a flight even though we arrived at Franz for our flight by mistake as it left from Fox, they managed to rebook us so saved us the half...More

Thank 1970SarahLou
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

1970SarahLou thank you for you Trip Advisor feedback. I am so pleased we were able to re-arrange your booking for you and your family to save the 30 minute drive back to our Fox Glacier base. Thank you for your comments about the Awesome! Stunning...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

the customer service is fantastic. we did both glaciers, landed and even had a little snow ball fight.

Thank Deb K
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi Deb K, Thank you for you kind comments. I am very pleased you felt our customer service is fantastic.

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SummerLightening
22 December 2016|
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Response from FoxFranzHeliservices | Property representative |
Hi SummerLightening, You are correct in that the two glaciers are similar. Flight 2 Fox Glacier and Mt Cook is exactly as the name describes and includes a snow landing of 8 to 10 minutes at the top of the Fox Glacier... More
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Gayle W
14 December 2016|
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Response from FoxFranzHeliservices | Property representative |
Hi, we do not currently work with Viator so I could not be certain. It should be standard practice to refund if a flight is cancelled due to weather. You can book direct with us via our website and you do not have to pay in... More
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M-wonderer
24 February 2016|
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Response from tutupointe | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be a great experience for them. You don´t have to walk far at all and I am sure if you contact them beforehand, they will do everything to help as they are a very accomodating company. A bus takes you to and... More
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