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Address: Main Street Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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+64 3-751 0045
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Excellent viewing experience

We were extremely lucky with the weather as it was a perfect sunny day. The service was excellent as well; being picked up and taken to the helicopter. The only reason for the... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
M P
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We were extremely lucky with the weather as it was a perfect sunny day. The service was excellent as well; being picked up and taken to the helicopter. The only reason for the four-star review is due to the difficulty in understanding the pilot. This may be in part due to the noise of the helicopter but since the kids... More 

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

These guys are the best. Family run business, very friendly and accommodating. They are the only operators to land at the top Tasman Glacier too. Couldn't recommend them enough.

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Thank Graeme A
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute decision and luckily the weather was just perfect. Absolutely thrilled I went, definitely the highlight of the West Coast trip! Ella in the office was very friendly and helpful in what was needed and when to be ready for the flight. She also gave loads of tips of other things to do and see after... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was by far the highlight of our trip to New Zealand! It was absolutely incredible! My wife and I were driving through the South Island in a camper van without any real agenda. We saw signs in Franz Josef for scenic helicopter rides and glacier landings and decided to check it out. James at the kiosk was very friendly... More 

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Thank Nathan S
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We loved this flight with Nathan. We could not do the trip round Mount Cook due to weather but it did not mater. We flew over the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers and then landed on snow on a nearby mountain for photos and site seeing. Then back again. Definitely worth it.

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Thank lyndac00per
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was a last minute booking for us and we couldnt have asked for a better trip. The lady at the desk was so helpful and friendly and she made sure we would get up to see the glacier! We took the 30minute helicopter ride with a snow landing... It was an amazing experience and great value for money. The... More 

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Thank JennyD33
Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This helicopter flight was the absolute highlight of our holiday. We received great service & advice when making our booking, and the helicopter flight itself was amazing! We received lots of interesting facts & info about Mt Cook and the Glaciers during our helicopter flight and we were given a good amount of time at the top in the snow... More 

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Thank kyliem224
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2 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We were booked in for a scenic flight and snow landing on July 7, but due to strong windy conditions at the tops, the flight was unable to proceed. The weather a ground level was nice sunny and calm, so it seemed odd, but when you looked up at the mountains you could see snow and ice getting whipped around,... More 

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Thank Blair H
Perry, Florida
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115 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Nathan was an amazing pilot on our recent hunting trip to Fox Glacier. Super knowledgable, friendly and professional. We would highly recommend for all of your touring or hunting flights while in Fox. The helicopter was comfortable and large for 4. Every seat has a view!!! Thanks guys!!!

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Thank Hope L
Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Wow, what can we say, this was a not to miss experience. We booked a 45 minute flight to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and around Mt Cook, all in one flight. The team were very professional and extremely flexible. Landing up on a glacial lake with a waterfall backdrop in our photos was spectacular. Their safety and professionalism was... More 

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