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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Highlights
  • Take to the skies above Franz Joseph by helicopter with your pilot
  • Uninterrupted views over the Franz Josef glacier, the Southern Alps, and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park
  • Hop out on the icefields and explore the frozen landscape on foot
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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Overview
The Franz Joseph glacier ranks among Westland’s most impressive natural attractions, but its scale can only be fully appreciated from the air. On this helicopter flight, choose the departure time to suit your schedule and admire sweeping views over the Franz Josef glacier, the Southern Alps, and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Touch down to explore the glacial landscape on foot, and discover a world of deep crevasses and frozen ice.
What to Expect
Make your way to the helipad in central Franz Josef township, and check in for your sightseeing flight. Flights take off throughout the day and you can request your preferred departure time when booking, so you’re free to plan your trip as you please.

With your pilot at the controls, take a seat in your helicopter and take to the skies above Franz Joseph. From your high vantage point, enjoy panoramic views over the forests and icefields of the Southern Alps and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

Fly over the mighty Franz Joseph glacier, and see the stunning ice features, cracks, and crevasses from above. Then, touch down on the glacier snowfield and take a walk across the ice. Breathe in the pure alpine air, and capture the scenery on camera.

When your time on the glacier comes to an end, return by helicopter to base in Franz Joseph to conclude your tour.
Reviews (35)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile
Exceptional!!

The whole process was smooth, efficient, friendly, and amazing!! The staff were so lovely ... even made the weigh-in process very unconfronting! We would highly recommend this adventure ... felt safe at all times, cared for and fully informed. Ground staff and Andy, the pilot,...More

1  Thank leemo2016
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi leemo2016. We’re thrilled your experience with us was exceptional! We take pride in making each trip with us run as smoothly and as comfortably as possible. We understand that taking peoples weights can be uncomfortable, but we do it purely for to make sure...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018
UP UP AND AWAY

When we arrived for our Helicopter ride in Franz Joseph we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff. We headed off to Helicopter and met with all safety precautions got on board and of we went, UPU UP AND AWAY. Helicopter ride was amazing looking...More

1  Thank sussan_au
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hello Sussan_au, thank you for your great review! We’re pleased that all of our staff were thorough with our safety briefings- safety is our number one priority here at Glacier Helicopters. It sounds like your experience with us was fantastic. We aim for excellence with...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile
Would be nice if we can really choose the departure time

Great view! But we purchaseD it because it stated we can stay longer on the top. Yet we are there just for 10 mins. Would be nice if we can really can stay there for half an hour. Miss the spectacular view. thanks!More

1  Thank William W
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hello William and thank you for your review. All of our trips have a snow landing of approximately 6-8 minutes irrespective of the duration of the flight you choose. If you make a booking directly through our website, you can choose a departure and we...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Highlight of our trip

We got an early flight in the morning. The activity took about 1/2 hour. My first ride on a helicopter, exciting and lot of fun. The view on the helicopter was amazing. The pilot explained the glacier landscapes to us. We took a lot of...More

Thank Elle N
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hello Ella N, Thank you for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed your first helicopter ride with us & pleased that our pilot was informative. It is really amazing when you can see for yourself the incredible glaciers from above whilst listening to your pilot’s...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018
WOW!!!! FANTASTIC!!!

A real highlight of our trip to New Zealand! Awesome views, so exciting! The staff was excellent, so helpful. accommodating and capable! Not to be missed!More

Thank amybA2507XB
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review, amybA2507XB! We’re thrilled that you loved your flight with us. The views over the Glaciers and Southern Alps are absolutely stunning. We’re glad to hear your positive feedback on our staff as we pride ourselves on our customer safety and...More

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Trek257368
1 October 2018|
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Response from amybA2507XB | Reviewed this property |
It should be easy to find out online. Be aware that it's a several hour drive from Queenstown to Franz Josef.
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Robert F
11 August 2018|
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Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
The company will contact you and provide you with a take-off time. You cannot pick it. At least we didn’t. If you have a preference, I would email before you book it.
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