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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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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight
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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” (93 reviews)
“fox glacier” (37 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 18 July 2017

My husband and I had the absolute privilege of doing a 40 minute helicopter over the twin glaciers and Mt Cook. It was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand with views that just blew us away. The staff at Fox were super friendly...More

Thank kelly_anne_gibson
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Kelly, Thank you for such a fantastic review. The Mountain Scenic Spectacular flight certainly encompasses some our National Parks best features so we are thrilled that you were able to fly with us after being re-booked a couple of times. Our staff do our...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

So I did the twin glacier flight and it was absolutely amazing, I was speechless,the views,the flight,everything about the service the helicopter line offers is great...extra special thanks to Brendan for his amazing customer service and Richard the pilot for a great heli ride...anyone in...More

Thank JustAmazing2017
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi there, thank you for leaving us such an awesome review. We are thrilled to hear you have such an amazing experience with us and that our flight and views of our landscape left you speechless. It renders us speechless as well. Here at the...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We had to change from Mt Cooke to both glaciers at last minute due to weather which was totally fine. They gave us the option to try later in the afternoon but we were eager and happy for either experience. It was absolutely amazing!!! Vicki...More

Thank Alyse C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Alyse, Thank you for leaving us such a fantastic review. We are so pleased you got to fly with our Fox base despite the weather not co-operating with the flight you originally wished to do. We endeavour to ensure all our clients are kept...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must do for anyone travelling to Franz Josef! It would be best to book ahead and keep updated with the staff as this tour is very weather dependant! We were reshechuled for the following day and lucky enough to go before the...More

Thank Rebecca C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for such a fantastic review. We understand how hard it is to get a good flying day here in Franz Josef, so we are super thrilled to hear the weather turned on a good day for you after being re-booked. Our...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was our 'big' bucket list item on our trip...nothing disappointed us...the office staff & the pilot (Matt I think!) were awesum & helpful. We were so lucky to have perfect weather...didn't know until we were up there if we would get the full 40...More

Thank poplarbear
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are so pleased you got to tick off your “big” bucket list item with our breath-taking Mountain Scenic Spectacular experience! We hope you have had a thrilling experience while being in New Zealand.

Reviewed 19 June 2017

This was such an amazing trip. Yes, the weather was fantastic (clear blue skies) but the staff and morning we experienced was just fantastic. We took a 7 minute scenic journey to the glacier and then enjoyed a 2 hour walk on the ice and...More

Thank steveplant
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi Steve, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Heli Hike and the weather was amazing that day. We like to make sure our staff are trained on giving you all the best experience! Ben is very informative and is amazing guide! We...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We had dan as our pilot and vicki and Kirstin look after us today. Hands down the best experience we've ever had and the everyone we're so lovely and happy. 5/5

Thank Meagan L
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you Meagan for an amazing review. The team in Fox are truly amazing, we are pleased to hear you really enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in New Zealand.

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Our flight with another company was cancelled due to the weather (wind). This stopped us from doing our Helihike. We were told the Helicopter line could take us. We went there and for around £180 each, we flew for about 40 mins around the glaciers...More

Thank Jonathan E
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi Jonathan, Thank you for leaving a great review! We are glad that you were able to fly with us on our Mountain Scenic Spectacular experience. The tips your have shared on your review are fantastic. A camera is definitely a must. We hope you...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Excellent service and passionate staff! Our first time taking a helicopter ride and plus an amazing weather (clear day) was a blast! Would definitely recommend anyone to book with The Helicopter Line, because they are indeed a great company with a positive first impression!More

Thank ZahrahTheLion
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi, thank your leaving us a fabulous review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your flight with us and you found our service to be excellent. We are all passionate about our work and enjoy being able to share our wonderful area with you. The...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get perfect weather and see the entire glacier! The pilot Brooks was very friendly. This is a must do excursion!

Thank Brandon L
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Brandon Thank you so much for leaving us a review!! We have had some great weather lately isn’t it stunning on a fine day! Brooke is very good at what he does. Thank you from the team on the West Coast.

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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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