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Glacier Helicopters

Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0755
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
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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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Reviewed 21 June 2017

The stars had to be in alignment for this trip to be this successful. We knew up front that completing this adventure was primarily based on the weather and it could not have been better. The staff at Glacier Helicopters had recently obtained adaptive equipment...More

Thank Chipper000007
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hi Chipper000007, we were thrilled to have you on our Twin Glacier flight and to help make your glacier snow landing a reality! Thank you for joining us at Glacier Helicopters!

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We originally had our flight booked in for a Monday but due to bad weather we had to wait around until Wednesday when it cleared up. The staff were excellent and had no hesitation to offer a refund. Luckily we decided to stay in Franz...More

Thank Brisben83
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hi Brisben83, thanks for the review! We’re glad your family “had a ball” with our pilot Ben. Like all of our pilots, Ben is a native New Zealander and enjoys sharing interesting stories and facts about our glacier region. No one can change the weather,...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

First time in a helicopter. They took a long time to decide whether to fly or not due to cloudy conditions, but finally we had luck smiling. The total ride was only 20 minutes in which the pilot took us on the top of the...More

Thank Rohit M
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hi Rohit, thank you for choosing Glacier Helicopters for your first helicopter experience! The unique terrain here on the wild west coast can make the weather change easily. Since safety is certainly our top priority, and we want to make sure you have a great...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

The helicopter takes you to the glaciers and depending on your pilot and weather gives you 5-10 minutes on the glaciers. You can take good pictures at the glaciers. The ride and experience is really worth taking.

Thank 868malharm
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hi 868malharm, we’re glad you had an “amazing experience!” thank you for joining us at Glacier Helicopters.

Reviewed 10 June 2017

The staff were more than helpful and helped us book a last minute flight after our pre booked flight with another company was cancelled due to weather. Our pilot Sam was a terrific young man who really seemed to care about showing his customers a...More

Thank Wes L
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hi Wes, thank you for your review. All of our pilots, like Sam, are kiwi and enjoy sharing this “spectacular” region of our homeland. We’re glad you had a great time and “highly memorable adventure.” Thanks again from our team on the West Coast.

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Such a thrill to actually land on Franz Joseph Glacier! We loved the flight and commentary up the mountain. Great views of Mount Cook and both the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers. Amazing panoramic views. You can see all the way to the Tasman Sea....More

Thank momhay1957
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hi momhay1957, we’re so glad to hear you loved our Mount Cook Spectacular flight and that it was “worth every second!” Thank you for joining us at Glacier Helicopters and for sharing your pictures!

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We recently were booked to go on the mount cook spectacular with glacier landing, but the weather turned bad and unfortunately the flight had to be cancelled. The staff were really helpful and even tried to accomodate us later in the day, but we could...More

Thank Diane C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi Diane, the unique alpine and rainforest terrain so close to the Tasman Sea certainly makes the weather here difficult to predict. We’re sorry the flight was cancelled this time, but we hope you’ll be back again soon. Bring the blue sky with you! Thank...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Took the Mount Cook Spectacular - fly up Franz Josef Glacier then around Mt Cook, then a landing at the head of Fox Glacier, fly down Fox and then back to FJ. Around 40mins total time. Glacier helicopters ran a professional operation and passengers were...More

Thank Ferd160
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi Ferd160, the Mount Cook Spectacular certainly is one of our favourite flights, and we’re glad you agree that it is “spectacular.” All of our pilots are Kiwi and enjoy sharing information about this wonderful part of their homeland. Thank you for joining us on...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

This was definitely one of the highlights of our time in New Zealand. The helicopter ride was so fun, so smooth and so many GREAT views of the glacier. We booked the 2 glacier, snow landing trip, however, clouds started moving in rapidly during our...More

1  Thank Duane K
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi Duane, we’re glad you were able to enjoy the Franz Josef Glacier, even though the tour of both glaciers wasn’t possible this time. Unfortunately the weather here on the wild West Coast can change quickly. Please come back and see us for the full...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

An amazing trip with stunning views. Glacier Helicopters were excellent to deal with. Very professional.

Thank Mark F
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi Mark, thank you for flying with us at Glacier Helicopters!

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jojo255061
31 July 2017|
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Response from nwallington | Reviewed this property |
Hello, We went as a couple, but we were one of 4 helicopters that went up for our time slot. They then divide the groups. They would definitely be able to accommodate you. You just may be split between 2 helicopters.
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MargaretRD
31 March 2017|
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Response from Moosie57 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take your money online, just block it and release it if you don't fly
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horsey200
12 March 2017|
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Response from davidretired | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest trying to book a back up flight the following day if you are able. The weather is unpredictable and you would not want to miss this!!!
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