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Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices

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Address: Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0793
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices offer scenic helicopter flights and snow...

Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices offer scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. View Mount Cook, Mount Tasman New Zealands highest peaks. 4 and 6 passenger modern turbine helicopters. Private charters available. Easy to find us on the Main Street at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.

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Great Way to See the Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers

We had a very memorable trip over the Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers. The helicopter ride was very smooth and slow, and by helicopter is really the only way to see the huge... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
John G
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We had a very memorable trip over the Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers. The helicopter ride was very smooth and slow, and by helicopter is really the only way to see the huge snowfields at the top of the mountains. This ride was definitely worth the price.

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

John G, Thank you for the review of your "memorable trip over the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers". And thank you for your comment "This ride was definitely worth the price" as the views really are spectacular with the huge snow fields and tops of the mountains. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were really lucky to book with these guys as it wasn't a good flying day but they took a chance and we got to land on fox glacier and walk about. It was a really breathtaking experience. The pilot was very knowledgeable and the whole trip was beyond anything we have done before. Truly thrilling.

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you Denise H for your great review. There are days when patience is required until the conditions allow for the perfect opportunity to offer a breath taking experience such as a flight over the glaciers by helicopter. And thank you for your comment about the Pilot being very knowledgeable, which we know is just as important as the flight... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Fabulous 40 minutes took us up mountain sides, over glaciers and landed on the snow covered peaks. Stunning. We were lucky to have a completely clear sunny day. Managed to get wheelchair user into the helicopter but they could not get out with the rest of us on the glacier. Not cheap but well worth the money. Once in a... More 

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you vjbar for your wonderful review. I am pleased to hear of your "Fabulous 40 minutes took us up mountain sides, over glaciers and landed on the snow covered peaks" It certainly is a stunning region of New Zealand, especially on a "completely clear sunny day" We have a great team at Fox and Franz Heliservices that are also... More 

Wishaw,Scotland
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146 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We recently did the short 'Snow Landing' trip with Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices. Trip only lasted 25 minutes with about 10 mins on the snow which was just time for some photographs. Views from the helicoptor on a beautiful morning were stunning. Yes is was very expensive at $240 pp but we didn't go all the way to Franz... More 

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you i_m_tours for your "Must do in Glacier Country" review. I am pleased you experienced one of our beautiful stunning mornings. Thank you for your comments about our organised and safety conscious operation. And thank you for thel quote "Just do it". More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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226 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Did the 30 minute twin glacier helicopter trip landing on Fox Glacier in the Southern Alps. The flight was breathtakingly beautiful with up close views of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you bsum73 for your great review and 5 star rating. I am very pleased you enjoyed the Twin Glacier flight over the Fox and Franz Josef and found it so breathtaking. It is certainly one of the most popular flight options we offer. More 

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11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I chose to have a snow landing on fox glacier. I did contemplate on the price but I thought why not I'm on holiday. At 240 it was well worth the views. It was my first time in a helicopter. We had spectacular views of the glacier and the surrounding. The snow landing was great, it's like your in a... More 

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you Bronwen W for your great review. We are pleased you felt the $240 was well worth the views. I am pleased we were able to showcase the fantastic views of the glacier and Southern Alps. It certainly is a different world, that you just do not get to see from down on the ground. Being your first time... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The various helicopter companies around the town offer different priced flight trips. We chose Franz Joseph Heliservices as they were able to offer the best priced flight for the trip that we wished to do and the staff were polite and helpful. The helicopter pilot, Jamie, was an excellent pilot and guide. Do wear closed in shoes if disembarking the... More 

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you Pepster56 for your review and for pointing out Fox and Franz Heliservices as a "must do" experience. It is pleasing to hear our staff and pilot were polite and helpful which is promoted through all our Customer Service training. And some great advice to certainly wear covered in shoes for disembarking on the snow landing. More 

Manteca, California
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194 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The weather was marginal but the trip was amazing. One landing on a glacier. Don't skip this trip. The pilot did a great job

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you stevej2001 for your review of Fox and Franz Heliservices. We certainly appreciate your comment "don't skip this trip" and very pleased you noted the Pilot did a great job. It is a great compliment to our Customer Service training which we take very seriously alongside our view on a healthy and safe experience for our customers. More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Couldn't be more happier with the service and breath taking views. Would definitely recommend these guys if you're coming to Franz. And the prices were the best in town aswell!!

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you Grayson B for your great review. Very pleased you enjoyed the views so much. I hope you also had time to view the Flying South movie while visiting Franz Josef which screens daily at our Franz Josef flight office in the Alpine Adventure Centre. It gives a great interpretation of the beautiful South Island Scenery More 

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Wow, we fly to and over the glacier, thanks to Fox and Franz Heliservices. How cool to feel like you are on top of the world or on another planet, but really just above a glacier! People come to Fox and Franz Josef Glacier for this experience. It’s pretty cool, and we are glad that Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices... More 

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Wendy B, Thank you so much for your review. It certainly is another world up there and really does give you the feeling of being on top of the world. And we really appreciate your comments about our safety conscious operation. More 

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