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Address: Main Road Franz Josef Village, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Words cannot explain this most spectacular of adventures - blessed with great weather this helicopter flight piloted by Eddie was more than spectacular! Booking was easy (we just... read more

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Words cannot explain this most spectacular of adventures - blessed with great weather this helicopter flight piloted by Eddie was more than spectacular! Booking was easy (we just turned up) pre booking preferable if you don't want to miss out. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Edinburg, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect day! And well worth the cost. Alpine Adventures staff were very courteous and helpful. We received a safety briefing before getting into the helicopter. Our pilot was great, explaining terrain and geological formation. Do This!

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Thank lorib91
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our chopper ride to the summit of Franz Joseph Glacier was one never to forget. The pilot was terrific skirting the glacier as we flew to 6000 feet and above the glacier. It was an amazing experience. I recommend it to anyone who loves adventure.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

It was worth every penny, views breathtaking The staff were very courteous. The booking process was excellent, booking staff explained vthe conditions for flying and only confirmed with payment once the conditions were favorable. The vonditiohs were not good enough to fly over Fox Glacier but they flew us ofer the Tasmin instead. Can not rate this experience high enough.

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Thank Carol D
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

It’s a MUST TRY experiences! No regrets! $$$ Worth it! We were excited while waiting for the helicopter to arrived. Breath- taking views through out the flight. Excellent pilot! The copper flied pass two glaciers – Fox & Franz Josef. It’s an awesome feeling to view the stunning sight of the glacier. We landed on top for a short time... More 

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Thank Phils00n
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Drove around the South Island for 10 days in March 2016. In Fox Glacier decided to do a helicopter flight to Mt Cook and Fox Glacier with a landing on Fox Glacier. What a rush. It was spectacular and landing on the snow was very special. Thank you to Jamie our pilot for making this experience an unforgettable one.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is the second time we did the helicopter ride. The first time was at the Grand Canyon, this time is total different experience.The pilot is very competent, he fly with a steady hand. We missed the helicopter ride the day before at the Franz Josef due to bad weather. Luckily the next day early morning we could fly, very... More 

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yardley pa
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Easy to review. Everyone we dealt with was extremely professional and safety conscious. Pilots all seem extremely competent and interested in making sure we had a great experience. Ride could not have been smoother or more pleasant. Spent just the right amount of time on the glacier and in the air. Highly recommend.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is truly glacier experience, we walked the trail day before and only managed to catch a glimpse. Fly this the next early morning and we managed to catch the beautiful scenic view of fox glacier, total trip about 40 mins. spent about Nz295 per px...well worth it....consider we fly more than 10 hours from Singapore !!!

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Collingwood, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

And to think that we almost didn't do this flight! Having been to Alaska we were content to skip the pricey heli ride, until encouraged by a local. We had walked the previous day to the glacier edge, so this put a whole other perspective on the size of Fox Glacier. The pilot was quite calm and provided great views... More 

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