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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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US$172.58*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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US$222.91*
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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US$222.91*
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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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Snow landing a must

Very weather dependant but if you can do the tour of Mount Cook, the glaciers and a snow landing do it. It isn't cheap but it is one of those once in a lifetime things. It will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very weather dependant but if you can do the tour of Mount Cook, the glaciers and a snow landing do it. It isn't cheap but it is one of those once in a lifetime things. It will take your breath away. The company are great start to finish.

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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Flew with this company from Frank Joseph Glacier. What an experience as the helicopter lands on top of the Glacier and you have the opportunity of getting out and taking photos. The pilot also takes your photo, which you can purcheas upon returning to the centre at the base of the mountains. V good photo as well which we purchased.... More 

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

Hi Rojan76, thank you for flying with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our scenic flight of the Franz Josef Glacier. Thank you for the review! More 

Morayfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing. Our pilot Richard was great and gave us a good look at Mt Cook and the McKenzie country as well as Mt Tasman and of course Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. We landed on Franz Josef and had plenty of time for photos and to take it all in. We have fantastic photos from the helicopter! I... More 

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

Hi Vicki, we’re glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! And it means a lot to us that your husband “loved” the tour even though he doesn’t like small aircraft. Thank you for visiting us at Glacier Helicopters, and thanks for the excellent review! More 

England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot think of any more exhilarating experience than flying up close and personal to two glaciers. After a cancelled trip the previous day we were blessed with great weather for our early morning flight. The blues are so blue and the whites so white in the beautiful clean air when we landed on top of the glacier. Forget any concerns,... More 

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

Hi David, thanks for the great review! We’re glad you had an amazing experience with us on the Coast! Thanks again from our team at Glacier Helicopters! More 

Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived in Fox, we thought we had a helicopter fly-over over Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier and Mount Cook (with a glacier landing) all booked. Nothing could have been further from the truth (but that's another review). Glacier Helicopters came to our rescue. Within minutes of our inquiry, they were able to accommodate us as the last 2... More 

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

Hi Lucien, thank you so much for your time and detailed review. Safety is our top priority so that you can enjoy your flight without concern. Blair, like all of our pilots, is a native Kiwi and loves sharing information about our spectacular glaciers. If you have any photos from the snow that you don’t mind sharing, we’d love to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, stupendous, amazing how many superlatives to describe this experience. Thought we were booked to fly over the glaciers but were thrilled to actually land on one for photos. Definitely worth the money. A must for everyone, the pilots are very informative. Staff friendly too.

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

Hi Atracousa, thank you for joining us on the west coast! And thanks for the review! More 

Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toured both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Landed up on the top of the mountain and were able to take amazing photos. Rode in the co-pilot seat and it was epic.

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

Hi Brent, we’re glad to hear you had a great time on your birthday! Thanks for celebrating it with us on the Twin Glacier flight! More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Don't like heights and don't like small planes or helicopters but decided to overcome my fears for a once in a life time experience. I'm so glad I did as there was nothing to worry about. The day before our booked ' Mount Cook Spectacular with Glacier Landing', the weather was terrible and no flights took off at all.... More 

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

Hi Moosie57, thank you so much for the excellent review! We are ecstatic that you could join us for the Mount Cook Spectacular flight! It is our most amazing flight but we don’t get to operate it as often due to the wacky West Coast weather. As you experienced, the weather here can change unexpectedly making it difficult to predict,... More 

Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned to do the Mount Cook Spectacular tour but the weather was not cooperating. Fortunately for us, there was a wee window of opportunity right at the time of our booking to get us up for a quick look at the Franz Josef Glacier. We were disappointed to miss the longer tour but were very happy with the... More 

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

Hi Jewelsworld, the weather here on the coast can be uncooperative at times, but we are so glad you were able to see the Franz Josef Glacier and even land on the snow. It does snow year-round on the mountains—good news for the growth of the glaciers—making the depth of the snow fluctuate, and enclosed footwear is a must. Thank... More 

Agnes Water, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have wanted to do this for 30 years and it was worth the wait. The staff have a difficult job with the weather changing rapidly but they gave us options. Luckily we booked an extra day in Fox to accommodate the weather and when we flew at 9am on Day 2 the weather was perfect (highly recommend flying early morning... More 

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

Hi Sue, we’re thrilled to help you tick this off your bucket list and that it was “worth the wait.” Thank you for the great review and for joining us at Glacier Helicopters! More 

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