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Address: Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0755
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Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20...

Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Charter flights are available and can vary from 20 minutes to several hours duration. Flights depart from Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Our flights encompass the Mount Cook National Park, and both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Glacier landings are our specialty. Our helicopter flights allow people with limited time to “get away from it all” and experience area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.

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US$169.62*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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US$219.09*
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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US$219.09*
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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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Spectacular Experience!

My husband and I had never been on a helicopter before, so we were a little nervous. The friendly staff and pilot were so nice and made us at ease. This is a must do, if you visit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Renee C
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had never been on a helicopter before, so we were a little nervous. The friendly staff and pilot were so nice and made us at ease. This is a must do, if you visit the South Island! So surreal, as we flew over the glaciers and then landed to walk around and take pictures. They will... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your budget allows then this experience is a must do whilst visiting the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers. We took the twin glacier helicopter flight (30 minutes) including a snow landing on Fox Glacier and the flight was very picturesque. The landscape is pristine and the view is much better than any from the ground. Our pilot Sam was... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi steelja03, thank you for the review! The unique terrain on the wild West Coast certainly makes the weather difficult to predict, so it really helps to have a flexible schedule. We’re glad the weather cooperated for you to join our Twin Glacier tour and take in in the spectacular scenery. Great photos! Thanks again from our team at Glacier... More 

Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Totally amazing helicopter flight over Fox Glacier & landing on the Glacier itself. Able to walk around for 10 minutes, a bit longer than usual as someone took the opportunity to propose (it was accepted)! A great choice for those who want to see the Glacier up close & walk on it/touch it where the heli-hike is not an option.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Heidi, thank you for joining us at Glacier Helicopters! What a special experience for the happy couple on your flight. We’re glad you had an amazing time here on the West Coast! More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing experience! Skilled drivers and fantastic views... what more could you ask for? Very happy with our visit and definitely one to recommend!

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, thanks for the review! We’re happy to share the “fantastic views” of our glaciers here on the West Coast! More 

Yeppoon, Australia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fantastic experience from the courteous and friendly staff reception and briefing, the fitting of equipment, the heli ride up and back to the amazing walking over the ice and squeezing through the ice caves and crevasses. WOW.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Bob, thanks for joining the Heli-Hike tour! Join us next time on one of our scenic flights for a different perspective. Thanks again from our West Coast team! More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat it was to get to take my family in HJE with Sam from Glacier Helicopters. Such a special experience that they made possible. The flight was a panorama of magical sights that one does not get to see everyday...unless you're Sam. We got to land on the ice and take some photos - an even more special... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi adam-caro_alexander, thanks for the review! We’re so glad to be a part of your family holiday. Our pilots enjoy sharing the beautiful West Coast glaciers, and we’re happy to hear you had a great time with Sam. Love the photos! Thanks for sharing! More 

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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glorious day on Southland's West Coast, up early to book helicopter trip to visit both Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. It was an awesome experience well worth money spent for once in a lifetime activity. Professional crew with great knowledge will leave lasting memories for us as a family. I will let photos do the rest.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Mike, thanks for the great review! We’re glad your family could join us on the West Coast! We’d love to see any pictures you’d like to share our tour. More 

Lakeville, MN
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45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Scenic Flt 304 Fox Glacier & Mount Cook (largest mountain in NZ) for $310 NZD. Flight was cancelled the first day because of weather which is typical at this time of year & the altitude of the mountains. We went the next morning at 10:15am skies cleared for a 30min flight with 5 mins walking on the... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Terry, thanks for the review! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our Twin Glacier flight. The weather here on the coast is difficult to predict, so it really helps to have that flexibility with time. We’re glad you could join us the following day. Thanks again from our team at Glacier Helicopters! More 

Peterborough, Australia
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132 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a 20 minute flight of remembrance for both of us. Our pilot was Brook who handled the chopper very well (he's done it before) in the mountain gully and done a perfect touch down. It was funny at first walking on the uneven snow top but got used it's surface easily. It was just on sunrise over the... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi 4x4wheelers, thanks for the review! We’re glad to hear you had a “fab” experience with us. Brooke, like all of our pilots, is well experienced with the rugged West Coast terrain. We love the pictures, especially the one jumping on the snow! Thanks for sharing, and thank you again for joining us at Glacier Helicopters! More 

Clevedon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the night before flight by motel, as we had heard some iffy reviews on other operators. On evening weather was rubbish and flights had been cancelled but we were assured next day should be better and they were not wrong. Very slick booing in, weigh in to balance chopper, and safety briefing. Off to helicopter and met Richard the... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Dizzys, we’re so glad to hear your trip with us was the “highlight” of your holiday! The unique terrain of the West Coast certainly makes the weather here difficult to predict, but we are happy it was clear for your tour. Thank you again from our team at Glacier Helicopters! More 

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