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Glacier Helicopters

Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0755
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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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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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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Chose the 20 minute flight up to the Frans Joseph glacier. The views were spectacular despite the low cloud and well worth the trip as completely different from the ground view. Unfortunately due to weather we were not able to land on the glacier as...More

Thank GSAdventure91
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Hi GSAdventure91, the unique terrain here makes the weather very difficult to predict, however we aim to give as much information as possible, and of course safety is always our first priority. We are happy that you enjoyed your flight even without the landing. The...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had a reservation for Sunday, but the weather was not good on the Glaciers. We planned for that and had a couple of days lined up and we were able to get out the next day. I appreciate the company not taking a risk...More

Thank Jeffnudi
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Jeff, safety is always our first priority. The weather can be difficult to anticipate due to the uniqueness of the terrain here on the wild West Coast, and we’re glad you planned extra time to allot for the change in conditions. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. We chose to do the 20min Franz Josef flight and it was worth every cent! The guides were able to accommodate me, being early on in the third trimester of pregnancy, and my husband, as combined we had a very...More

1  Thank Ezza31784
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Hi Ezza, thank you for a great review! We’re glad to hear you had a great experience with us. All of our pilots are New Zealanders and enjoy sharing our beautiful West Coast glaciers. Congratulations on your new addition to the family! We look forward...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It was very cloudy when we were at Fox, and I was concerned that it wouldn't be worth going up in a helicopter, but the staff at Glacier Helicopters were extremely helpful and clearly used to managing things when the weather is iffy. We had...More

1  Thank Cumulus_Sunday
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Hello, thank you for your time and review. Matt loves sharing the beauty of the area. Our pilots always stay updated on the weather conditions so we can offer the best experience.

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing helicopter trip with the family over both Fox and Franz glaciers. Breathtaking views whilst landing on Fox glacier for a play in the snow. Once in a lifetime experience. The weather in the glacier region is unpredictable and we were fortunate to get a...More

1  Thank jasonmichaelh
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Hi Jason, We’re glad the weather cleared in time for your flight with us! The unique combination of glaciers and rainforest makes the weather subject to quick change, however our pilots are all experienced in flying in alpine conditions and will always choose the safest...More

Reviewed 18 September 2016

As we had arrived in Franz Joseph a day earlier than planned, we were able to take advantage of perfect weather for the twin flight this morning. Spectacular views, great pilot, friendly & helpful ground staff. An absolute highlight of NZ

1  Thank Judi F
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Hi Judy, thank you for your excellent review! We’re glad we could accommodate an earlier time for your flight. Knowing the beauty of New Zealand, we are ecstatic that your visit with us was the highlight of your trip!

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Took the twin glacier tour on a perfect sunny cloudless day & was blown away by the spectacular mountain scenery. Am a nervous flier but felt perfectly safe thanks to pilot Chris who made everyone feel at ease. Made a smooth landing on a patch...More

2  Thank 307D
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Hello, the west coast glaciers certainly leave you breathless on a clear day. Chris is one of our most experienced pilots with extensive knowledge of the area. We are committed to accommodating all passengers to the best of our ability so that everyone can enjoy...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Very well organised with a safety briefing before the flight. Weather was perfect, blue skies and no clouds. Landed on Fox Glacier where we had a walk around in the deep snow and plenty of photos were taken, our pilot Ben took a group photo...More

5  Thank Derek R
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Hi Derek, thank you so much for a great review. We’re happy to hear you had a great experience! The fresh snowfall is always fun to play in. We’d love to see your pictures!

Reviewed 8 August 2016

Very organised and safety focused tours. Absolutely mind blowing, the views are incredible. We had the opportunity to land and play in the snow, take photos etc. Spectacular! The pilot was awesome,

3  Thank Bridgette J
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Hi Bridgette, thank you for joining our “spectacular” tour! Safety is certainly our first priority, and we’re glad you enjoyed your time with us in the air and on the snow!

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were unlucky. Bad weather meant we could not take the helicopter ride with glacier helicopters in spite of trying for 3 days. But that is not the reason I give 2 stars to this team. The reason is a lady called Sharon who manages...More

6  Thank AjayGupte
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Hi Ajay, thank you for taking the time to share your review. To clarify, Sharon is a customer Service Assistant, not the Office Manager. Upon your initial telephone conversation with her, Sharon brought this interaction to the attention of the Heli-Base Manager to ensure the...More

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Jikku
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Response from Bracha K | Reviewed this property |
We were a group of 36. We stayed overnight in FJ and went up in the helicopters early a.m.
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jojo255061
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Response from nwallington | Reviewed this property |
Hello, We went as a couple, but we were one of 4 helicopters that went up for our time slot. They then divide the groups. They would definitely be able to accommodate you. You just may be split between 2 helicopters.
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MargaretRD
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Response from Moosie57 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take your money online, just block it and release it if you don't fly
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