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The Helicopter Line West Coast

Main South Road | Sh6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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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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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • 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 25 April 2017 via mobile

We took the 30 minute fox and franz Josef helicopter ride, it was fabulous! Tony collected us from our hotel and he was great, friendly and informative. Ben was our pilot and he was great, told us lots about our flight, he was personable and...More

Thank Joules114
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Joules, thank you for your great review. We are thrilled that we could help you get to our office in town and to hear that you enjoyed your scenic flight with us over the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. We hope you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Took the 20 min Neve ride with the company. Pilot was nice; we were sitting at the back seat when we took off, but he swapped us to the front on the return journey. Pilot gave commentary through headphones, but the headphones quality was pretty...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Dear Tenwaga, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. First of all please accept our apologies for the customer service you received, which by the sounds of it was not up to the standard we expect from our staff. Hospitality is highly...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Scott, our guide, made this experience even more memorable. From start to finish, the team is nothing but professional and makes you feel incredibly safe even when doing what should feel like slightly dangerous activities. The helicopter ride is a blast (my mom and I...More

Thank Gena W
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi Gena, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time on the glacier and our guides provided you with a great experience. Although a little shorter than our other scenic flights, we...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Did the twin glacier experience and was lucky enough to have enough people to have a helicopter to ourselves. What an amazing experience soaring over the southern alps and landing beside the glacier! We had plenty of time on the glacier to build snowmen, throw...More

Thank Rachel643
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi Rachel, thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear you had such an amazing time on the flight and got some great photos to boot! Our highly trained pilots do their best to make the flights as exciting, safe and informative as...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Anet who checked us in was wonderful, helpful and couldnt have done us a better service advising we took the flight just now as the weather could change ( and it did ) The pilot Richard was also just as wonderful very patient and kind...More

Thank Lisa R
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi Lisa, thank you for leaving us an amazing review. We are so delighted you managed to beat the weather and get on a flight. We try our best to deliver the best service and your words of praise about the members of our team...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Booked with this company after our original booking with another company got cancelled. Awesome! Highly recommend. Helicopter ride was about 8 minutes each way. Great views. Our tour guide was Oliver or Ollie. He was excellent. Took us through some cool ice caves and we...More

Thank Jake K
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for leaving us an excellent review. We were pleased to accommodate you after your original booking was cancelled and that you have such a fantastic time. The Glacier Guides we work alongside with are filled with knowledge that they are more than happy...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

We did the helicopter trip up to land on Fox Glacier, it was brilliant. We flew up and over Franz Josef before going across to land at Fox. On the way back we came the long way round and saw an amazing sunset as we...More

Thank donnyMiltonKeynes
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. How lucky you were to see the sunset on our last flight of the day! This would have added a special touch to your glacial experience. We are thrilled the weather put on...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Missed out on the Glacier Walk in 2005 due to weather conditions in the afternoon on that occasion so booked the morning hike this time. Not cheap at NZ$429 for 3 hrs (actually about 2 hours on the glacier). Taken in Groups of 6 in...More

Thank george45
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us an awesome review. We are thrilled you enjoyed you managed to finally get on a Heli Hike after 10 years and hope it was worth the wait! We are sorry that you were unable to go...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We travel from Wanaka to the Fox Glaciers, the drive was amazing and upon arriving at The Helicopter Line for our trip up to the Fox Glaciers. The staff was great and the pilot was terrific, the flight up AMAZING and the Glacier was Hugh,...More

Thank peterpO3294LE
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review. Our aim here at The Helicopter Line West Coast is to give you an amazing helicopter experience and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your flight with us.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were lucky to strike a perfect morning for our 30 minute ride with a flight over both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. We landed on Fox Glacier and had a little walk around. It was like being in another world. The bonus was...More

Thank Joyce F
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you for leaving us a great review. We are thrilled that the weather co-operated and you were able to experience the wonderful ice region of our country. We hope you share your “other world experience” with your friends. Kind Regards The West Coast Team

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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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