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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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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“heli hike” (88 reviews)
“fox glacier” (34 reviews)
“snow landing” (20 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 30 June 2016

Except for a slight delay for the helicopter ride to the glacier, the entire experience was great! The flights between Franz Josef and the Glacier were smooth and gave us good views of the glacier. The hike itself was safe and informative as the guides...More

Thank Spooky T
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

We are glad you enjoyed the overall experience and the weather was kind enough to let you enjoy the glacier hike in the warmth! You are correct, on a sunny day it can certainly reach a similar temperature to the township which is hard to...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

Having undertaken 2 other scenic flights I was slightly apprehensive but this was just superb value for money and a great experience. Although I am no stranger to being on glaciers or in the high mountains this was still a worthwhile trip. The pilot was...More

1  Thank Gareth R
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Thank you for the review. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the experience and we agree, the alpine environment and scenery it offers never gets old. Were glad we exceeded your expectations of a scenic flight, our Pilots take great pride in showing you...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very professionally executed from start to finish, with a thorough briefing (and medical review if you've declared anything out of the ordinary in your form), guided walk, and all the gear provided. The helicopter ride is short but scenic, though it was quite a squeeze...More

Thank Spookybaby
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Thanks for leaving us a review, I’m glad that you enjoyed the hike and the views from the glacier. We like to provide a safe and exciting trip for a wide range of people, this means that sometimes our guide will take it a little...More

Reviewed 14 May 2016

It was my first Helicopter Ride and I must say, the experience was amazing! The pilot was friendly and accommodating. The view once you reached the top of the mountain was so amazing, it got me speechless! Definitely need to try this one!More

Thank Farah D
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2016

Hi Farah, Thank you for taking the time to review your flight with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your first helicopter experience and by the looks of your photos you managed to do it on a stunning day! We hope you...More

Reviewed 4 May 2016

This was an amazing trip even though it was pricey. It was worth every penny! The pilot, a young man, was friendly and informative- he happily told us about the area, glacier, mountains etc - whatever we asked. The glacier landing was great and felt...More

Thank chaletaria
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Thank you for leaving us such a great review. It is good to hear that your flight was enjoyable and you got plenty of pictures of the wonderful scenery. Hope you have a good holiday, The West Coast Team

Reviewed 4 May 2016

We had booked with another company at first, but to maximize the ridership we were shunted off to Helicopter Lines. Make sure to call and confirm your reservation before hand in case this happens to you. They probably have a rotation going on between the...More

Thank hartfan
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write us such an amazing review. We are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your flight over the Franz Josef Glacier and hope it is something that helped make your holiday that extra bit special. Hope you...More

Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The staff was very friendly,helpful and informative. Best option to use when you planning to explore the glacier although its a bit priceyMore

Thank Yunilay
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and for flying with our company. We’re so glad our staff were able to assist in making your experience a good one. Enjoy the rest of your travels! Kind regards from the...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

we did the cheapest option for 20 minutes. It was amazing. The helicopter ride and the time on the glacier was incredible

1  Thank ebonyrempel
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thank you for leaving us a great review. We’re so glad you enjoyed our flight with us. Our beautiful scenery is certainly incredible. :-) Kind Regards from the West Coast team.

Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I weren't entirely sure we wanted to spend a lot of money for a 30 minute experience but it was worth every penny. The staff was very helpful and informative and the pilot, Duncan, was confident and made us all feel relaxed...More

1  Thank LynneCohen
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We’re so glad our office staff and Duncan were able to assist in making your experience a special one. Our glaciers and other scenery are spectacular, and it’s fantastic that...More

Reviewed 21 April 2016

Thrill of a lifetime.The weather was with us for a Bucket List item. Exciting. Wondrous. Amazing. Photogenic. Scary. Brilliant.

Thank 844Duchess
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. We’re so glad that the weather was permitting for you to cross this exciting item off your bucket list. Kind regards from 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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