Helicopter tours in Franz Josef

Top Helicopter Tours in Franz Josef, New Zealand

Helicopter Tours in Franz Josef

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6 hours
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$1,299.00
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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$369.24
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Adventure Tours
20 minutes
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$287.18
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Adventure Tours
20 minutes
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$280.00
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Full-day Tours
55 minutes
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$614.36
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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$360.00
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Adventure Tours
40 minutes
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$490.00
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Helicopter Tours
50 minutes
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$660.00
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  • simana3493
    Cambridge, New Zealand16 contributions
    We initially thought we would do a scenic flight over the glacier but when the opportunity and weather presented itself, we thought this was a chance not to be missed. Incredible experience to walk around the ice fields and see crevasses and ice towers up close and personal. All equipment provided and safety seemed to be the priority which was much appreciated. Walking on crampons and being clipped in made us feel very much the mountaineers and the kids loved it. Our guide was fabulous and informative and I felt all our kids (youngest aged 10) were in good hands. Thanks for the opportunity to do this - a highlight of our trip. Fingers crossed our kids kids get to do the same!
    Written 1 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Georgina S
    Brighton, Australia1 contribution
    Thanks to Elliot for a great flight today from Queenstown over to the Tasman Glacier, Mt Cook. A fabulous trip over with all the different landmarks and sights pointed out along the way. He turned on perfect weather for us today and flew us home through some strong wind gusts with ease and confidence. With give this trip 5 stars!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Clozzie
    Richmond, New Zealand59 contributions
    A truly wonderful trip, something to tick off the bucket list. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed this experience and are still buzzing from it!
    Our flight covered both the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers, with a snow landing at the top. The views were amazing and our pilot was friendly and knowledgeable.
    We felt safe at all times, and had a smooth flight without any bumps. While you can see the Glacier's from.a distance from the DOC walkways nothing bets the experience of low level flying over them and landing on the snow.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Keira Stanley
    Gold Coast, Australia12 contributions
    Wonderful trip to 2 glaciers, Fox and Franz Josef with landing and 10 minute stop on glacier to exit copter and take photos , well worth the cost.
    We were very lucky with a totally clear day and virtually no wind. A fantastic , once in a lifetime experience.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • josJ6530KR
    Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand7 contributions
    Perfect short trip up the valley to see the glacier. Smooth seamless check in n trip. Ground crew through to pilot were professional and well informed. Recommend ++
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Michelle H
    Wellington, New Zealand135 contributions
    What a true highlight, bucket list adventure for us, stunning morning in Franz Joseph, weighed in, hopped in and flew the stunning Glacier friendly informative pilot, commentary excellent, we were suppose to land on the snow but it was to windy, it didn't take away from the flight at all, highly recommended, it's a must in my book, thank you 😀 highlight for sure.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Sarah
    2 contributions
    Was an amazing experience. All the staff were really friendly and informative. If you go to Franz Josef this is definitely a must!
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Jordanna
    Gold Coast, Australia17 contributions
    This was hands down one of the coolest experiences we’ve ever done, we’re so glad we went. Our pilot, Mark, was so knowledgeable and not only did we see the amazing sights, we learnt some pretty cool stuff too! If you’re contemplating, just do it! You’ll have the best time 🤍❄️🙌🏼
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • F9430CFsuzanneh
    21 contributions
    Fantastic flight with Tim the office accommodated our wishes and got us up in the small fine window worth the experience
    Written 16 March 2022
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  • Tina T
    Maramarua, New Zealand249 contributions
    This was something I had dreamed about doing for years. We originally booked from Fox Glacier but the weather was not suitable so we were transferred to the next morning at FranzJosef. The staff at reception were so helpful and let us know we might not be able to land because safety is of most importance if cloud was over the glacier. We were so lucky and the cloud cleared. Our pilot Tim was camp and gave us facts about the glacier on the way up. The flight was so calm. The glacier landing was so awesome. The kids have not been on the snow before and loved it. So beautiful.
    This company is offering amazing prices at the moment so you should definitely go. Amazing family memories. Thank you
    Written 11 January 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • WamDy
    Virginia22 contributions
    We had an excellent experience with this company from the time we booked to the end of the flight. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The flight itself was magic! Only one suggestion: it would be helpful if the online booking times actually matched what time slots were available. Otherwise, just remove the booking tool and have people call or email for availability.
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • Amelia H
    Napier, New Zealand3 contributions
    What an incredible experience. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by the friendliest tour guide named Brenden. He really represents the image of the company amazingly well. Happy, helpful, full of energy and so well presented. We walked off the street in the hope that we could get a flight ASAP, and with his hard work, he managed to get us flying within the hour! A big thanks to him as he made the process so easy and exciting, John as well who took us through the briefing and to the helicopter, as well as our awesome pilot Tim, who took us on the most spectacular ride of our lives. It truely blew our minds and he was very knowledgeable and very friendly and made an effort to make us feel welcome! Thanks to the team again for an experience of a lifetime and one we will never forget. Even though it's a hard time with Covid and getting the customers, it's so important to support these businesses and we can't recommend a better company and team.
    Written 13 March 2021
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  • kimbo99999
    Albany, New Zealand1 contribution
    Staff and pilot amazing. Most amazing experience of my life. Just be careful not to deal with the manager. She is very rude to her employees and customers. Make sure you only deal with the staff and you’ll have an amazing experience.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Bex
    New Zealand9 contributions
    I went on the 20 minute scenic flight with a snow landing and it was breathtaking. Pilot Toby and loader Bel were really friendly and informative. Nat was super helpful and kind and made sure everything was well taken care of, she’s an asset to the company.
    Written 12 February 2021
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  • Zoë
    New Zealand18 contributions
    We lucked out with the weather and went on a beautiful sunny day. The staff were great, the pilot knowledgeable and the views were incredible. The southern alps are stunning and this is the perfect way to see them!

    In response to the “not covid safe” review last month. Whilst we weren’t social distanced (difficult in a helicopter!) all 7 of us, including the pilot, were wearing masks. The company also adhered to the usual hand washing/contact tracing rules too.

    This has been the highlight of our trip so far and worth every cent!
    Written 8 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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