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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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Overview
Take to the skies and fly over Fox Glacier on a dramatic helicopter flight—one of the South Island of New Zealand’s must-do experiences. Combine stunning aerial views with an up-close experience of the frozen landscape thanks to an exciting snow landing. Walk on alpine terrain that’s accessible only to skilled mountaineers and pilots, enjoying an unforgettable, dramatic vantage point set high above the glacier.
Highlights
  • See Fox Glacier’s crevasses, caves, icefalls, and frozen rivers from above
  • Get amazing views of the West Coast glacier region en route to Fox Glacier
  • Experience an exciting snow landing and walk on the maritime glacier
  • Bring home gorgeous on-the-snow photos
What to Expect
Make your way to the helicopter base, meet your pilot, get a safety briefing, and then buckle up and pull out your camera. Lift off the ground and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of New Zealand’s West Coast glacier region before flying toward Fox Glacier. See a blue-white swath of snow and ice between rocky ridges, and a fascinating jumble of crevasses, ice ridges, and ice caves. As you fly low over Fox Glacier, get aerial views of its glacial cliffs and icefalls, and then touch down on a patch of snow that overlooks the ice field. Walk a pristine snowy slope that’s far from roads and trails, taking in spectacular views back across the frozen landscape and snapping some memorable photos. Hop back into the helicopter for the return flight to Fox Glacier Township.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand
Duration
20m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • What to Bring, Warm Clothing,Sturdy Covered Shoes, Sunglasses,Sunscreen and a Camera
  • For safety reasons, we do not allow selfie sticks, drones, flammable liquids, lighters, iPads/ tablets and bags of any description on any of our flights.
  • We fly all year round, weather permitting. Please note: On Christmas, we only operate for half the day (9 am - 12 pm).
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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pb200 wrote a review 13 Feb
27 contributions10 helpful votes
I knew the weather would be an issue with the helicopter flights, so fortunately did allow 3 days on which to do it. The original advance booking was cancelled due to poor weather, followed by 2 further attempts that day. Next day we woke to blue skies and sunshine and the trip
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Date of experience: February 2020
Wmf13 wrote a review 9 Feb
25 contributions5 helpful votes
What a fantastic experience. All excellent from booking in, safety briefing, boarding and alighting the helicopter, clearly safety is a major item for the company. Charlotte, our pilot, provided an excellent commentary and talked about flying in these areas. A memorable
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taylor52 wrote a review 3 Feb
116 contributions27 helpful votes
We booked the 2 glacier flight, but because of weather, we were only able to get to Fox Glacier. I anticipated sweeping views of the glacier and surroundings during the flight...I was wrong. The only people who had a view were the 2 who lucked out and got the front seat. I
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 1 week ago
Hello there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Safety is paramount here at Glacier Helicopters, many decisions our ground crew and pilots make are to ensure the safety of all crew and passengers. We do reduce our flights down if, in case of the weather, it is not safe to complete the full route. Our loaders assess all passengers joining our flights and seat you in accordance with what will be the optimum weight, balance and centre of gravity for the helicopter. We do make every effort to have at least one member of each group sit by a window. We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy the experience with us as much as we would like, however, the photo of you by our helicopter on the Fox Neve with the Tasman Sea in the background is a beautiful keepsake, and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your time here in New Zealand.
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CarlieJordan wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Turned up just before 5pm to enquire about booking for the following day assuming they would be booked out your days. We were offered a flight leaving in 30 mins which suited us perfect! Family of 4 with young kids, even offered a discount on top of the kids rates. Brendan took
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your positive review and feedback. We are pleased that there was space for your family to fly with us at such short notice! We welcome families and children of all ages and are pleased to hear that your family felt comfortable on the flight and got some great photos. Customer service is one of our top priorities at Glacier Helicopters, so we are glad that you had a great experience with us. We will pass on your kind feedback to Brenden and Edine. Thank you again for your positive feedback and we wish you all the best for the rest of your travels. - The Glacier Helicopters Team
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SGontour wrote a review Jan 2020
115 contributions47 helpful votes
We booked the Franz and Fox trip but due to the weather got downgraded to Fox only. Appreciated the safety first attitude. As someone else here mentioned, we booked with Glacier Helicopters but ended up in a Helicopter Line helicopter so the two must be the same or linked. The
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for your positive feedback. Safety is a top priority here at Glacier Helicopters, so we are pleased to hear that you still got the opportunity to fly with us. Fox Glacier is remarkable to see up close, so we are glad that you got to experience this during your helicopter flight. We are pleased to hear that you and your family had a special and exciting time on the flight and during the snow landing. The snow landing is often the highlight of our customers trip! We hope that you had a great time on the rest of your travels in New Zealand. - The team at Glacier Helicopters
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pb200
2710
Awesome Experience
I knew the weather would be an issue with the helicopter flights, so fortunately did allow 3 days on which to do
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Peter S
Rome, Italy
383164
Novelty/pleasure of helicopter travel over the high ranges/glaciers of the central Southern Alps.
Helicopter Ride, Franz Joseph, Westland Courtesy of that special wedding anniversary/loved ones, we had a couple
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Wmf13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
255
A great experience
Nice friendly people with a good safety briefing and clear procedures for loading the helicopter. Charlotte was an
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Katharina D
Berlin, Germany
20
Amazing Once in a lifetime Experience!!
It was a great and super amazing experience to fly over the Franz Josef Glacier and even land on it to step out
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Wmf13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
255
Fantastic experience
What a fantastic experience. All excellent from booking in, safety briefing, boarding and alighting the
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Annie
30
Helicopter trip
Nat whom we met first was amazing, not only did she try and accomodate all our needs when we kept having to move
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taylor52
6727
Don't go for the view in flight!!
We booked the 2 glacier flight, but because of weather, we were only able to get to Fox Glacier. I anticipated
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David B
Shifnal, United Kingdom
153198
Awesome experience
What an experience- probably the best ever! Memories don’t come better than this! We had taken a helicopter trip
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maggie44444
Queenstown, New Zealand
24
Fox Glacier Overflight a must!
We choose to do the short 10 minute overflight as we were short on time and budget and wow, it was incredible!
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Rooffio
Flitwick, United Kingdom
287
Amazing experience.
We decided to view these amazing glaciers from the air , having walked up to the glacier as far as possible and ,
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  • Duration: 20m
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