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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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Good but pricey

We met this guys in Lake Tekapo where we were hoping for a flight across Mt Cook but alas weather... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura P
London, United Kingdom
via mobile

We took the 20 minutes helicopter flight up Franz Joseph Glacer and it was FABULOUS. The flight up... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Darwin, Australia
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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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Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0793

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met this guys in Lake Tekapo where we were hoping for a flight across Mt Cook but alas weather did not permit. The team were really friendly and told us about Fox/Franz offices and flights. We were particularly keen to go over Mt Cook....More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We took the 20 minutes helicopter flight up Franz Joseph Glacer and it was FABULOUS. The flight up and back was amazing. The pilot landed on virgin snow on the precipice of the snow field over looking the glacier. We ran around took lots of...More

Thank FJolley
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We just did the 40 min flight with Fox & Franz and couldn't have loved it more! We had a very easy 'checkin' process at the Franz Josef office and while other companies in town wanted us to travel back to Fox / wait for...More

Thank BeckE2061
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

WOW! What can I say about this... we took the 20 minute flight up to franz Joseph glacier ($240) and it was worth every cent! We had a perfect day for flying, clear and bright! The view on the way up was amazing and then...More

Thank Hairbykatherine
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 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 30 June 2017

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

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Questions & Answers
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
Gayle W
14 December 2016|
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
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