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The Helicopter Line West Coast

Main South Road | Sh6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0767
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US$235.18*
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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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US$235.18*
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Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight
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US$182.92*
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Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight
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Discover the magnificent phenomenon of the glaciers. Experienced helicopter pilots share their knowledge whilst overflying the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields, exposing extraordinary colours of ice flow, ice caves and pinnacles in this largely inaccessible alpine region. All flights feature a snow landing. Alternatively combine a scenic helicopter flight with an unforgettable guided helihike amongst the glacial ice formations with the professional and experienced Franz Josef Glacier Guides.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“heli hike” (94 reviews)
“fox glacier” (38 reviews)
“snow landing” (22 reviews)
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Main South Road | Sh6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0767
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

I booked with Fraz Josef Glacier HeliHike and it was the most amazing thing I have ever done. I had to wait three days due to bad weather but as soon as the sun shone up we went! Our guide, Jeff, was fantastic, I felt...More

Thank MellyWilde
Reviewed 8 May 2012

We took the flight that took us around and over the Franz Josef glacier and landed on the Fox Glacier. It was a great trip. The ride was smooth (As smooth as a helicopter of that size would be) the pilot did a good job...More

Thank Jasher0
MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2012

Thank you for your review on our Twin Glacier scenic flight, it’s always great to hear positive feedback about our operations especially about the professionalism and standards of our pilots we take great pride in the service we provide to our customers. The pilots are...More

Reviewed 28 April 2012

Scenic flights over Franz Josef Glacier and also Fox Glacier. You can only see a small amount of these glaciers from the ground. I would recommend a trip with The Helicopter Line New Zealand for a stunning view of these giant glaciers. www.helicopter.co.nz You even...More

Thank Steve H
MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Hi Steve, Thanks for your feedback, its always great to hear positive comments about our products. We are glad your wife decided to do the trip as it is definitely a must do! From the team at The Helicopter Line

Reviewed 1 April 2012

Awesome experience with a ride up to the mountains. Kids just loved it.

1  Thank FranXav
MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Thanks for your comment, glad your family enjoyed the experience. From the time at The Helicopter Line

Reviewed 25 March 2012

I did a heli hike in the afternoon. I was extremely lucky as it was a gorgeous sunny day in Franz. The helicopter ride to the Glacier was pretty amazing and the views were fantastic. We were on the Glacier for a couple of hours....More

1  Thank SG78UK
MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review the experience you had with The Helicopter Line, its great to get feedback about our operation. The time waiting is an awesome opportunity to really take in your surroundings and get some great pictures. From the team...More

Reviewed 19 February 2012

We did the midday heli hike - an amazing experience. The staff are professional and accommodating, taking the time to explain what the trip was about and answer all of our questions. This company shares an office with Franz Josef Glacier Guides, make sure you...More

1  Thank Jaccy_13_
MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Thanks for your feedback, we strive to provide a superior service to all our customers to add to the remarkable experience of the Glaciers. Thank you for you recommendation, and hope the rest of you trip in New Zealand was as good. From the team...More

Reviewed 5 February 2012

We did the heli-hike. Our first attempt was cancelled due to poor weather conditions but the staff were so helpful in getting us on the booking sheet for the next day and luckily enough the weather cleared and we had a great time. The glacier...More

2  Thank tpw226
MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Thanks for your comments, we are glad the weather cleared up and you were eventually able to participate in our great experience! We take great pride in our service we provide to our customers and really appreciate your recommendation. From the team at Helicopter Line

Reviewed 5 February 2012

We did the heli-hike on New Years Eve. After two previous days of pouring rain, the day was sunny, warm and gorgeous. You check in with the Helicopter Line office and then basically just walk across the street to their heli-pad operation. Be forewarned that...More

6  Thank divegirlelaine
Reviewed 25 January 2012

Though expensive, it was a once in a lifetime great experience. Highly recommended.

1  Thank ckiancho
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We took the 30 minute double glacier tour with 5 minute snow walking. We had initially booked the full 40 minute tour but admin would not take our money and confirmation until 15 minutes before departure time. This was because the conditions on the mountain...More

2  Thank jec63
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patfraut
13 February 2017|
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Response from Damion M | Reviewed this property |
we signed up on the morning we went up the glacier. A Chinese man who had booked some monrths in advance was in the office and quite angry that they could not get the full tour at the time because of poor visibility... More
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william k
17 January 2017|
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Response from TotallyTourism | Property representative |
Hi William, We have a seasonal office in Twizel which is closed at the moment. The nearest base would be Glentanner, on your way to Mount Cook.
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TMcleish
5 January 2017|
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Response from TotallyTourism | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your enquiry. Firstly, yes! It is absolutely possible to organise a helicopter ride and hike for three children. We offer a Heli-Hike here at The Helicopter Line - Franz Josef, which is an awesome... More
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