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Address: Main Road Franz Josef Village, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-752 0793
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Best trip of the holiday

It was worth every penny, views breathtaking The staff were very courteous. The booking process was excellent, booking staff explained vthe conditions for flying and only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carol D
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth every penny, views breathtaking The staff were very courteous. The booking process was excellent, booking staff explained vthe conditions for flying and only confirmed with payment once the conditions were favorable. The vonditiohs were not good enough to fly over Fox Glacier but they flew us ofer the Tasmin instead. Can not rate this experience high enough.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It’s a MUST TRY experiences! No regrets! $$$ Worth it! We were excited while waiting for the helicopter to arrived. Breath- taking views through out the flight. Excellent pilot! The copper flied pass two glaciers – Fox & Franz Josef. It’s an awesome feeling to view the stunning sight of the glacier. We landed on top for a short time... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Drove around the South Island for 10 days in March 2016. In Fox Glacier decided to do a helicopter flight to Mt Cook and Fox Glacier with a landing on Fox Glacier. What a rush. It was spectacular and landing on the snow was very special. Thank you to Jamie our pilot for making this experience an unforgettable one.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is the second time we did the helicopter ride. The first time was at the Grand Canyon, this time is total different experience.The pilot is very competent, he fly with a steady hand. We missed the helicopter ride the day before at the Franz Josef due to bad weather. Luckily the next day early morning we could fly, very... More 

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yardley pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Easy to review. Everyone we dealt with was extremely professional and safety conscious. Pilots all seem extremely competent and interested in making sure we had a great experience. Ride could not have been smoother or more pleasant. Spent just the right amount of time on the glacier and in the air. Highly recommend.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is truly glacier experience, we walked the trail day before and only managed to catch a glimpse. Fly this the next early morning and we managed to catch the beautiful scenic view of fox glacier, total trip about 40 mins. spent about Nz295 per px...well worth it....consider we fly more than 10 hours from Singapore !!!

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

And to think that we almost didn't do this flight! Having been to Alaska we were content to skip the pricey heli ride, until encouraged by a local. We had walked the previous day to the glacier edge, so this put a whole other perspective on the size of Fox Glacier. The pilot was quite calm and provided great views... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I did a Heli ride with landing on Franz Joseph glacier with my friends and were were treated with delightful views of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman from close. It was one of a kind experience for us. The prices are a little cheaper as compared to other tour operators and on top of it, we were given a discount... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

My partner and I did the twin glacier tour on New Years Day (Best start to a new year ever!). We had checked out every heli tour company in town and found these guys to be the best priced/duration for a twin glacier flight. Value was yet to be established but damn! We were not disappointed!! The company is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. The staff were great and they offer the cheapest flights in fox and Franz josef. Highly recommend.

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