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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier - with unbiased reviews

Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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Departure Point
Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), West Coast Region, South Island
Duration
30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Fox Glacier South Side Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Franz Josef Glacier
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • We recommend you bring along warm clothes, sunglasses, sturdy footwear, your camera and a sense of adventure!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • 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.
12Reviews
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laf2travel wrote a review Apr 2019
29 contributions21 helpful votes
Bad weather was rolling in on the date of our scheduled helicopter flight, and when Glacier Helicopters called us to tell us that they were cancelling the remaining flights that afternoon we were initially very disappointed. Our tight itinerary timeline didn't leave a lot of
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Date of experience: November 2018
Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier
Responded 6 May 2019
Hi laf2travel and thank you for your great review. Unfortunately, the weather can scupper plans here on the West Coast but we are so glad that you got up and had such a great time! We are so happy that our experienced pilot got some great photos of you as well as giving you plenty of information for you to take away. Thank you again for your kind words and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand.
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RucksackT wrote a review Mar 2019
107 contributions101 helpful votes
We soared over Fox Glacier and had a fantastic view of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, and then just over the ridge we saw Franz Josef glacier, upon which we alighted. It was a wonderful and exhilarating experience. We were also really lucky with the weather. When we first checked
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Date of experience: February 2019
Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier
Responded 21 Apr 2019
Hello, RucksackT. It sounds like you had a dream flight! It can be very touch and go with the weather around here, but he views would have made waiting for the weather worth your time! Being able to see the two highest peaks in New Zealand via helicopter is remarkable, and the snow landing would have been a highlight. We’re glad to hear about how helpful our staff were, we try and provide you with as much information and options of rescheduling or other activities in the area if we cannot run our flights. Thank you for your great review, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in New Zealand.
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Sandip S wrote a review Nov 2018
22 contributions
The breathtaking views and landing on snow perhaps will remain in our memory forever. Our pilot was very friendly and true customer focused. I dropped my GoPro camera during snow landing and when I realized the same I was on the way back to Wanaka! However, the next flight pilot
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Date of experience: November 2018
Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier
Responded 17 Nov 2018
Hello Sandip S, thank you for your great review. Your photos are fantastic, we’re glad you had such a wonderful time on one of our flights. You’re extremely lucky that a pilot found your GoPro! We’re glad to hear it made it back into your hands. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your holiday around our beautiful country.
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Deon M wrote a review Mar 2018
1 contribution
Helicopter trip was cancelled due to cyclone (we understand this) but no options were offered, we were referred to Viator to get our money back but now Viator claims they already paid Glacier Helicopters ... not happy and will pursue this
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Date of experience: February 2018
Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier
Responded 10 Mar 2018
Hello Deon M and thank you for your feedback. At the time of cancellation you should have been offered to rebook for another time depending on your travel plans, or explained how to receive a full refund. We apologise that this wasn’t offered to you clearly, unfortunately the cyclone had made things quiet difficult here on the Coast. We have contacted Viator and you should have your refund from them shortly. Please feel free to contact myself directly if you have any further concerns, helibasemgr@glacierhelicopters.co.nz Kind regards, Heli Base Manager.
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Nmack75 wrote a review Feb 2018
39 contributions60 helpful votes
To be honest, we didn't really research this part of our journey through NZ but as soon as we arrived in the small town of Franz Joseph, the buzz of the helicopters is noticeable and the main street has several tour companies operating. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to try
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Date of experience: February 2018
Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier
Responded 10 Mar 2018
Hi Nmack75 and thank you for your kind review. A helicopter flight is definitely the thing to do in Franz! We are so glad that we could get you on a flight so soon after you arrived in town and that it was such a highlight of your trip! Safety is always our number one priority and we do not fly in bad weather purely for your safety. Because some flights get cancelled at short notice, as you mention, we will only take payment when you fly and we are so happy that you got to fly the following day. We have passed on your kind words to Hamish and the office staff that looked after you. Thanks again for your review and we hope you enjoyed your trip on the West Coast.
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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