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Glacier Helicopters

Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0755
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Charter flights are available and can vary from 20 minutes to several hours duration. Flights depart from Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Our flights encompass the Mount Cook National Park, and both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Glacier landings are our specialty. Our helicopter flights allow people with limited time to “get away from it all” and experience area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
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Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0755
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Took the twin glacier tour on a perfect sunny cloudless day & was blown away by the spectacular mountain scenery. Am a nervous flier but felt perfectly safe thanks to pilot Chris who made everyone feel at ease. Made a smooth landing on a patch...More

2  Thank 307D
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Hello, the west coast glaciers certainly leave you breathless on a clear day. Chris is one of our most experienced pilots with extensive knowledge of the area. We are committed to accommodating all passengers to the best of our ability so that everyone can enjoy...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Very well organised with a safety briefing before the flight. Weather was perfect, blue skies and no clouds. Landed on Fox Glacier where we had a walk around in the deep snow and plenty of photos were taken, our pilot Ben took a group photo...More

5  Thank Derek R
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Hi Derek, thank you so much for a great review. We’re happy to hear you had a great experience! The fresh snowfall is always fun to play in. We’d love to see your pictures!

Reviewed 8 August 2016

Very organised and safety focused tours. Absolutely mind blowing, the views are incredible. We had the opportunity to land and play in the snow, take photos etc. Spectacular! The pilot was awesome,

3  Thank Bridgette J
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Hi Bridgette, thank you for joining our “spectacular” tour! Safety is certainly our first priority, and we’re glad you enjoyed your time with us in the air and on the snow!

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were unlucky. Bad weather meant we could not take the helicopter ride with glacier helicopters in spite of trying for 3 days. But that is not the reason I give 2 stars to this team. The reason is a lady called Sharon who manages...More

6  Thank AjayGupte
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Hi Ajay, thank you for taking the time to share your review. To clarify, Sharon is a customer Service Assistant, not the Office Manager. Upon your initial telephone conversation with her, Sharon brought this interaction to the attention of the Heli-Base Manager to ensure the...More

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Expert guide. Extremely well organised. Excellent amount of time to explore the glacier. Enjoyed the chance to explore ice caves.More

1  Thank Kim M
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Hi Kim! We are happy to hear your guide was informative and made your trip on the ice memorable! The ice caves are fantastic experience and a must do if you visit Glacier Country! Feel free to send us some of your photos, we’d love...More

Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing views of the glaciers. We also landed on franz josef. It was a mind blowing experience. The snow was very soft.😊More

1  Thank Neha N
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2016

Neha thanks so much for taking the time to review your ‘amazing’ alpine experience! This time of year is the best choice for our adventures. Fresh, soft snow sometimes up to your knees is the best to play in! Your photos look fantastic, thanks for...More

Reviewed 28 May 2016

An amazing 20 minutes ride in an old but fast helicopter with kids . from the take off till u land it is considered as the 20 minute ride . this also includes a 5 to 6 minute landing on the glacier . one of...More

1  Thank Ankith1600
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thanks for the review Ankith! We’re glad we could get you and your family in the air to shows you the beautiful West Coast Glaciers, and the pilot gave you a little extra time on the snow with the kids! Thanks again.

Reviewed 19 May 2016

All of the adjectives used by other reviewers are confirmed. Most amazing helicopter ride we have done. Views around the glaciers, Mt Cook and surrounding mountains were unbelievable and to top it off we landed on a glacier to enjoy the grandeur and silence for...More

4  Thank deewubleu
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Wow, what a fantastic review, thank you! It sounds like you had a truly spectacular flight and we’re glad to hear Scotty kept everything above expectations. Grandeur is a great word to describe the feeling up there, we’re happy we could get you up there...More

Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a truly awesome experience and well worth doing. You are given a headset to wear and the pilot tells you info of what you are flying over. The actual total flying time is roughly half an hour. You get to land on the...More

3  Thank Carol M
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Hi Carol, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We’re thrilled you enjoyed your flight and the pilots commentary, they’re filled with interesting facts. We hope your treasure your photos, thanks again.

Reviewed 15 May 2016

Our evening flight had been cancelled due to bad weather so we had to take the following morning flight at 8.30. So glad we did. The sun shone, the scenery was spectacular even from ground level. The flight took us up and over the Franz...More

2  Thank keithfryan
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thank you for the great review, Keith. Lucky the weather cleared in the morning allowing us to fly, as you said it’s a very special area and it’s so unfortunate when the weather stops us showing it off to our customers. We’re glad we could...More

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jojo255061
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
We had 6 in helicopter we were in, it add no more room. remembering that we had our kids so I would say 8 would be a push. You would be best contacting the vendors themselves to check beforehand.
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MargaretRD
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Response from Moosie57 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take your money online, just block it and release it if you don't fly
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horsey200
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Response from davidretired | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest trying to book a back up flight the following day if you are able. The weather is unpredictable and you would not want to miss this!!!
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