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Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices

Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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US$173.08*
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Fox or Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing
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US$229.60*
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30-Minute Mount Cook and Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight
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US$229.60*
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Flight option 3 - Twin Glacier including snow landing
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Glaciers are one of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles. Fox Glacier and Franz Josef are internationally-renowned glaciers that attract visitors from around the world every year. Fly up over the ice, and see pinnacles, crevasses, seracs, and the deep blue ice of glacier country. Walk-ins welcome.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snow landing” (41 reviews)
“grand tour” (10 reviews)
“mount cook” (16 reviews)
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Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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"snow landing"
in 41 reviews
"grand tour"
in 10 reviews
"mount cook"
in 16 reviews
"minute flight"
in 13 reviews
"twin glacier"
in 10 reviews
"mt tasman"
in 5 reviews
"these guys"
in 12 reviews
"great flight"
in 5 reviews
"next morning"
in 10 reviews
"helicopter companies"
in 3 reviews
"great commentary"
in 3 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
in 8 reviews
"safety briefing"
in 7 reviews
"new zealand"
in 15 reviews
"worth every cent"
in 7 reviews
"return journey"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The big disadvantage with this is the high chance of clouds. We sat around for over a day but the clouds would not lift. Our trip didn’t happen. Good luck to everyone else.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to do the Flight 4- Grand Tour and so glad we did. From the moment we checked in we were met by friendly staff. As we were the first flight of the morning, they explained that changes in weather conditions would determine our...More

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Michael N, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Karen19092014 for your wonderful review. I am very pleased the weather was perfect for your flight and thank you for complimenting our professionalism and customer service.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

WOW !! What a Fantastic flight ! We were unable to get up with another company and went to Scenic and they were Brilliant and managed to get us on a flight . The flight itself was UNBELIEVABLE . Our pilot was great and gave...More

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Michael N, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you LeonNeon68/Shayne for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you were able to take your flight with us. So many positives in your review it’s really fantastic. We are so pleased you had one of the great experiences of your life with us!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Fantastic helicopter ride, for both the thrill of a helicopter ride and to be on top of the Franz Josef glacier. We were heading north and first stopped in at Fox. No-one was flying due to cloud cover, and maybe try tomorrow. We couldn't stay...More

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Michael N, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you so much TraceyMorgan_26 for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you called into our Franz Josef office for the break in the weather. Thank you for your kind comments which i have passed onto our dedicated staff. So please we were also...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

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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
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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