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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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MOTHER EARTH AT HER MOST MAJESTIC

My first time in a helicopter and I definitely picked the right place and time to do it. The ride... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David S
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Exceeded My Expectations

Very Professional. Very safe-feeling. I did the Grand Tour in near-perfect weather so got lucky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarcoPolo888
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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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“snow landing” (38 reviews)
“grand tour” (8 reviews)
“mt cook” (14 reviews)
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Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

My first time in a helicopter and I definitely picked the right place and time to do it. The ride was really one of the highlights of my trip across New Zealand. Our pilot, Eddie, was excellent, and the aerial view of the Franz Josef...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Professional. Very safe-feeling. I did the Grand Tour in near-perfect weather so got lucky. Beautiful views of both glaciers and seemed to spend ages circulating the peaks of Mt Cook and Tasman. The pilot, Dion, was brilliant in all respects. It was definitely worth...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was well worth it and value for money. Chris?? Our pilot gave us a great narration on our way to the glacier. We booked the 20 minute ride and that was plenty. I wanted to spend all day up there, the views were stunning...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see at least one of the glaciers. The free walk up the valley seemed decent, but it only takes you to within 700m of the Franz Josef glacier. SO we went all out and signed up for a Heli Hike. Expensive, but...More

Thank Ken G
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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Ken G for your great review, i am pleased your were nicely surprised and the heli tour was above your expectations. It certainly is a once in a lifetime experience. And thank you for your comments about your pilot, Jamie.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like nature, mountains and glaciers and you are travelling the west coast of New Zealand.... Well, you have to try this helicopter tour! Perfect service and very nice guide! Highly recommended!

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you fedemarangoni for your fantastic review. We are very pleased you enjoyed perfect service and thank you for your recommendation.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

A touch expensive but worth it. Delayed a few hrs because of poor weather early on. All of a sudden it improved and we were off in a 4 seater helicopter. A bit of a squeeze and a little bumpy but superb. The view was...More

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you Trebor1955 for your wonderful review. I am pleased it was worth it and you had enough time to wait for the weather to clear. There is an option for the photo on the tour with no obligation to purchase. Often the opportunity is...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Would definitely recommend this company! We did a 40 minute scenic flight over mt cook with a snow landing and it was the highlight of our trip! It was amazing to see both glaciers AND Mt Cook in one flight!!! Our pilot was very experienced...More

Thank Emily H
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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you Emily H for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the 40 minute scenic flight including Mt Cook and the snow landing. Weather can cause delays in the schedule and we work hard to ensure opportunities are not missed when the...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Booked with this company the day before for the 20 minute ride over Franz Josef with snow landing. The day was beautiful and the snow landing was fun and it was great and a MUST DO. That being said, I would not pick this company...More

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you divadan for your review. It is a great experience and a shame you felt it was not to your expectations, we never wish that for any passenger. Political views are not what we promote, you need to hear more about the glaciers and...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

It is without hesitation that you take this helicopter tour! We booked late and even booked the wrong tour, but the company professionally and with a smile accommodated us with ease. Our pilot was AMAZING! You have to land on the glacier. JUST DO IT....More

Thank Jaclyn H
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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you Jaclyn H for your wonderful review. Great to hear you will remember your experience with us for a lifetime. "JUST DO IT" - thank you.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

It's expensive but worth it! We took the 20 min to Franz Josef glacier and the helicopter itself was special - so added to it incredible view and landing on the snow - fantastic!

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you Gal123123 for your review. It is certainly an incredible view and the snow landing is fantastic. Very pleased to hear the Helicopter itself was also "Special" Fantastic - thank you for your wonderful words.

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Chalky5363
6 November 2017|
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Response from BeckE2061 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely yes.
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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
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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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