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Address: Main Street Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-751 0045
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40 min flight to Mt Cook.

Simon the salestaff did a geat job in selling the benefits of their helicopter service, he was very courteous and professional. Our Pilot Nathan was very methodical and skilled... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 May 2016
Phil B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Simon the salestaff did a geat job in selling the benefits of their helicopter service, he was very courteous and professional. Our Pilot Nathan was very methodical and skilled, we felt totally safe as he took us on an incredible adventure including landing on a glacier. Well done boys you dif you company proud.

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Thank Phil B
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This was without a doubt the best experience we have ever had! Very professionally run and organised. The pilot and staff were excellent. The views from the helicopter were breathtaking and we loved being able to walk on the snow. Got lots of great photos and the ride was smooth and comfortable. Would definitely do this again - worth every... More 

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Wolverhampton, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Because we hadn’t booked in advance we had to hope for the best and take whatever flight was available, so we ended up on the 10 minute flight over Fox Glacier. We were a tad disappointed because we had hoped to be able to land on the glacier and hike on it, but there weren’t enough customers for that to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a breathtaking experience of a lifetime. Due to a terrible weather forecast we completely had to change our New Zealand itinerary with little time left for the South Island... And even more rain days forecasted. Instead of driving hours and hours down to Milford sound with high likelihood of seeing it in rain, we were looking for... More 

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Thank Armin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I can't understand all these bad reviews, because a flight was canceled due to the weather conditions. It is impossible to influence the conditions and they cancel the trip for your own safety and your satisfaction. It is not worth the money to fly up there when it is rainy and cloudy, because you won't see anything. But now to... More 

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Thank Jan S
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We booked almost a month in advance and were really looking forward to flying, and were thrilled when the weather was clear on the morning of our flight. We checked in with Mountain Helicopters two hours before our flight to make sure we were still ok to fly that morning and were told we had been bumped back an hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The weather wasn't the best but it was an amazing experience!! The girls in the office were both lovely. The flight itself was unreal!! We got a great view flying up and down both Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers then we were ment to go to Mount Cook but the weather was pretty hairy so our pilot Nathan found a... More 

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Agnes Water, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Nathan our pilot was a non risk taker, he was solid in his flying skills ( as a former aircraft owner operator ) I can pick a safe pilot a long way simply by the way they promote themselves as a personality. The flight was / and still is the number #1 NZ experience. The pre flight team were also... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We booked a 30 min. helicopter ride with Mountain Helicopters out of Franz Joseph by email, which took a few days to get a confirmation. We chose this company as they were smaller helicopters and no one would have an "inside" seat -- everyone gets a window. And that was the case -- 2 in the front beside the pilot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Huge thanks to Michael our pilot and the whole team at Mountain Helicopters. They gave our family of 5 (kids aged 5, 8, 10) a breathtaking experience today. We booked the large helicopter just for us on a 30 min twin glacier flight with snow landing. We were advised by the Fox Glacier home base team that the cloud was... More 

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