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Address: Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0755
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Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20...

Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Charter flights are available and can vary from 20 minutes to several hours duration. Flights depart from Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Our flights encompass the Mount Cook National Park, and both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Glacier landings are our specialty. Our helicopter flights allow people with limited time to “get away from it all” and experience area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.

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USD 168.63*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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USD 217.82*
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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USD 217.82*
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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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We had arranged to do the 40minute tour but as we confirmed our booking we were told that the weather the next day wasn't promising. As it was a clear day with no clouds at Franz... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We did the 40 minute flight incl Mt cook. Very helpful and friendly staff. Spectacular glaciers & mt cook. Ice landing incredible. Not a lot of information given about the glaciers - bit bit disappointing.

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Thank Julie W
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Julie, thanks for the review and kind comments about our staff! Glad to hear you thought highly of the spectacular scenery we have, an we’re sorry you didn’t think there was enough information given. If you’d like to email us at Franz@glacierhelicopters.co.nz with any suggestions on what you felt was missing in the commentary, we’re always looking for ways... More 

West Yorkshire
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85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We had arranged to do the 40minute tour but as we confirmed our booking we were told that the weather the next day wasn't promising. As it was a clear day with no clouds at Franz Joseph we decided to do the tour that day. The cloud had come down at Fox glacier so the only flight was to the... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi brownsWestYorkshire! We are so pleased we could get you on a flight on the day of your arrival so you could take advantage of the good weather, it doesn’t like to linger here! When it comes to cloud we must constantly stay on top of its movement as it changes so quickly so we thank you for your patience... More 

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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We enjoyed our flight with this company over Franz Josef glacier. The view was superb and even better to be able to land on the glacier. The pilot and office staff were all excellent and did their jobs well. Due to the weather we had to rearrange our booking, but this was smooth less and no money is taken until... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Robert, We are glad we could assist in crossing one more item off the bucket list! With so many frequent changes to weather, last minute rescheduling can occur and we are so pleased our team members were able to find a suitable and safe time for you to fly. All booking payments are done in the office just prior... More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip around NZ. Scotty was a great pilot and looked after us well. We couldn't have had a better day. Bright blue sky, it was warmer on the mountain than in the town! Remember to take your sunglasses. I forgot mine and the glare from the snow is fierce.

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Thank PamM14
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Pam, sounds like you found yourself on the West Coast during one of her good moods! We are ecstatic the timing worked well for you to have such a great flying experience and Scotty was able to use his Kiwi charm to heighten the experience! On a beautiful sunny day the glare is quite strong and sunnies are a... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

As we were travelling to Fox Glacier town as part of our New Zealand trip we pre booked a flight with Glacier Helicopters. We decided to go on the 40 min trip with a snow landing. The office was situated in the main street of this small town. The reception was excellent and we were given a briefing on the... More 

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Thank chrisatholly55
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi chrisatholly thank you for the review! We are so glad you are pleased with the value and experience we were able to offer you on your scenic flight over the glaciers and Mount Cook. Snowball fights are a must up there! We also greatly appreciate your patience and acknowledgement of the safety brief and seating arrangements, it is a... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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311 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Had an absolute sensational time doing the Fox Franz and Mt Cook Traverse. It is a little pricey but man it is worth every dollar. The people are awesome the ride is great the chopper is cool and the views and scenery top it off. So hard to beat and def worth saving for. Add it to your bucket list.

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Thank Shaun T
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Shaun, you sound like you had a pretty decent time up there, thanks for the kind words! The views take our breath away on a daily basis so we are ecstatic you were able to walk away with spectacular memories. We hope there were more bucket list items crossed off your list as you explored further within the Southern... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Did 2 1/2 hr heli hiking on the Glacier 17/3/16, great weather and amazing experience. Our guide was Duncan and had great knowledge of the Glacier... Great views of Mount Cook due to great weather... Thank you for giving us these memories

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Thank JudeP007
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Jude, we are glad the Fox Glacier Guides were able to provide such a fantastic experience for you! Our Glacier Helicopter pilots always enjoy flying the hikers out as they have many great stories to share about the movement in the glacier and how it has created many beautiful caves and crevasses. Duncan in particular is a fantastic addition... More 

Queensland
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93 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

After much deliberation of spending a bit of money on a short helicopter to fox glacier we decided to go for it and so glad we did. The tour company is run by very friendly and professional people. The weather was forecasted to turn bad so at our request they put us on an earlier flight. The glacier is amazing!... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Makiely, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We are pleased to hear our front desk staff were able to make the day’s schedule work in your favour due to approaching undesirable weather. We do experience an enormous amount of rain on the West Coast so we are always pleased when we can safely get our... More 

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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We had booked the 40 minutes flight over Mt Cook and the landing on Fox glacier. Great service and great staff who were very accommodating. Myself and my partner are larger than the average person and unfortunately the seat belt extension wasn't compatible with the Glacier helicopter so we were moved to another helicopter! (sorry to the other couple who... More 

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Thank Leahen
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Leahen, thanks for leaving us such a lovely review! Our sincere apologies that a seatbelt extender was not available on the machine you had originally been scheduled in. We use various helicopters for our scenic flights and although all machines are single-engine Squirrels, the minor components such as seatbelts, can be different. The extra seatbelt in your original machine... More 

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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Fantastic. Well and truly exceeded expectations. Upbeat guide was so enthusiastic about the glacier and went out of his way to get us to experience a variety of experiences on the glacier. He knew all about it. 2 1/2 hours on the ice was perfect

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Thank FifiTT
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Fiona, so glad to hear your expectations were exceeded by the Fox Glacier Guides. They certainly are a bunch who truly enjoy their job every single day and our Glacier Helicopter pilots love working with them to bring hikers out on some amazing adventures. Thanks for your review! More 

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