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Address: Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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$174.42*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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US$225.29*
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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US$225.29*
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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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With friends visiting from Uk the helicopter trip was to be our holiday highlight. At first the weather conditions seemed against us, but the staff were superb keeping us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2015
Angela C
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

With friends visiting from Uk the helicopter trip was to be our holiday highlight. At first the weather conditions seemed against us, but the staff were superb keeping us informed band eventually the trip took place. Absolutely fabulous, great pilot and when we returned to Glacier Helicopters Office I forgot to collect my jacket they were kindly looking after for... More 

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1 Thank Angela C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review Angela, fantastic we were able to fly you after some less than desirable weather. We always do our best to keep our customers informed of what we expect the weather to be doing and we try to keep your expectations realistic. Lucky it cleared and you got to enjoy the spectacular scenery we have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

We had the most fantastic trip to fox glacier and a view of mount Cook. We landed on the glacier and it was awesome!!! If you come here don't miss out. Hunt around for a bargain. Flights are for all pockets. We paid under 500 for the two of us and it was worth every penny. Staff while a little... More 

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2 Thank Kerrie C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Kerrie. It looks like you had fantastic weather for your flight, great photos! We’re happy we could show you Fox Glacier, and you got a peak at Mount Cook as well on a clear day. We like to think we offer pretty good value for the experience we give, like you said a bucket list must... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

This was one of our "must do" activities on a one week trip to NZ, and we weren't disappointed. The 30 minute helicopter ride takes you over Fox Glacier for a view of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman before landing on Franz Josef Glacier. The commentary provided by the pilot was sparse, but knowledgeable. The reason he didn't say a... More 

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1 Thank Paul M
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Paul, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. Our 30 minute Twin Glacier flight can be spectacular when good weather permits to see in the distance to the surrounding landscape. We are pleased you were able to experience this! We would also like to extend gratitude of your understanding in the event that our... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Steve took us up to the fox & Franz Josef glaciers for a 30minute flight - perfect 8am weather conditions - not even cold.....spent some time on the glacier for photos - a truly fantastic experience!!!!!

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

Thanks for the review Sharpee, we’re very happy you got perfect conditions for your early flight, typically a lot clearer in the mornings so you chose well. Steve’s a fantastic pilot as you know, we hope you enjoyed your time here and will cherish the no doubt fantastic photos you took. Thanks again. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We only had 75% visibilit so we missed the tops of all the mountains, very disappointing after paying $600 for two adults. Just unlucky I guess.

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1 Thank Marchfly34
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us 4 stars on your review. Our 30 minute Twin Glacier flight focuses on the two magnificent glaciers, Franz Josef and Fox. We do hope you managed to obtain some photos of these. In the best weather conditions our Twin Glacier flight can include views of Tasman and Mount Cook however this flight is to specifically... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Did the twin glacier scenic flight as the helihike was cancelled due to weather. The scenic flight was amazing and our pilot Steve was very knowledgeable. The snow landing was a highlight. Recommend doing the scenic flight if helihike is cancelled.

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

Thanks for the review Kunal, we’re happy that despite your Heli-Hike being cancelled you were still able to take a scenic flight with us and got to see the spectacular views that the glaciers and southern alps can offer. Steve is our lead pilot so you were certainly in very capable, and knowledgeable hands! Thanks again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The views on our flight were breathtaking, the average review is mainly for the fact that we paid $900 for two people on a 40 minute flight and the only thing the pilot said the whole time was this is Mt Cook, Tasman and the glaciers... I thought we would get some info about all of them, maybe some fun... More 

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

Hi Alexandra, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is great that you loved the amazing scenery, but we are sorry the commentary was not extensive enough. Our pilots priority is safety which involves communicating with other aircraft and often dealing with fast changing weather conditions to ensure the safety of all on board, whilst they... More 

Virginia
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Exceptional - Fox Glacier Helicopters is a 'must see adventure' while traveling New Zealand's South Island. We booked the Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier tour but unfortunately, the wind conditions up on top were out of limits. With "safety at the forefront," the staff explained that they would only be able to do the Fox Glacier portion with snow... More 

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

Hi Bruce, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your flight with us, and we appreciate your understanding of not being able to do your preferred flight. The weather can be quite unpredictable here, and safety is our no.1 priority. Our staff do their best to ensure you are forewarned of... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to have perfect weather the day I chose to do the helicopter trip/ snow landing on the Franz Josef glacier, as the day before flights were cancelled due to inclement weather. Flying up the glacier and then landing on the snow......just us 5 passengers and the pilot was a truly awesome experience! Great company to fly... More 

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

Hi Ben thank you for sharing your exciting experience! It can be quite magical standing amongst the mountains only accessible by helicopter. We want to thank you and your group for your patience during the unpredictable and ever-changing West Coast weather. We do our utmost to ensure cancelled flights find a suitable time, date and location to re-book. We are... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

What an amazing trip. I was lucky enough to have perfect weather conditions and the heli experience and landing on the glacier was worth every cent, unbelievable. A must for the south island.

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

Thank you for your kind words Afrika57. We are pleased you had such a beautiful day for your glacier flight and snow landing. It can be quite spectacular when the sun is out and you are standing in its warmth amongst the mountains that are only accessible by flight. We are glad to have made your trip to the South... More 

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