We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-752 0793
Website
Today
07:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Description:

Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices offer scenic helicopter flights and snow...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 182 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Highly recommend

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John5947
,
Western Australia, Australia
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Franz Josef

Add Photo Write a Review

182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 166: English reviews
Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
128 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Helpful?
Thank John5947
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 pilot.

Helpful?
Thank Barbara-Grant G
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 pilot was good, giving us commentary on the flight. Didn't feel it wAs rushed at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jacqueline S
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

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 do not feel like they are rushed through the process, from check in to departure... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 trip, Pilot was knowledgable and gave a detial description of what you were flying over... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank krystalgrant
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

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. More 

Perth, Western Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 ride.Worth the mony

Helpful?
Thank Stavvy220
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

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 snow" and "Worth the mony" that is great feedback, thank you. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 hour drive. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank 1970SarahLou
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

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 views. More 

Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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

Helpful?
Thank Deb K
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

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

Seneca, South Carolina
Level Contributor
458 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

It was a pretty day so we decided to try a helicopter ride. They told us the next trip would be in 30 minutes. A the pilot took three of us up for a 45 minute trip with a landing on the glacier. The whole trip was spectacular! Beautiful view of the mountains and the coast. It was well worth... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bill Y
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Hi Bill Y and thank you for your Trip Advisor feedback. We are very pleased that your heli trip with us was so spectacular, the views of the mountains and coast are certainly beautiful from the helicopter. More 

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Highlight of my tour of New Zealand. Flying over the Glaciers and then landing on Fox Glacier and walking on the snow was a totally brilliant experience. The pilot was friendly and informative and happy to take photos on the Glacier. We were buzzing for hours after we landed!

Helpful?
Thank Sue C
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you Sue C for your great review. I am so pleased your flight has been the highlight of your New Zealand tour and you found landing on the Snow on the Fox Glacier a totally brilliant experience. I am very pleased you also found the pilot friendly and informative. I hope you are still buzzing from the experience. More 

Durango, Colorado, USA
Level Contributor
119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The pilot make a very smooth take off and landing. He gave us a wonderful history of the glaciers. As a bonus, he was happy to take everyone's photos on the glacier. I'm normally not comfortable flying, but I felt very safe. The experience was worth the money! Don't miss this opportunity!

Helpful?
Thank Marym1461

Travellers who viewed Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices also viewed

Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
 
Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
 

Been to Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?