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Marvel at some of New Zealand’s most amazing scenery on this once-in-a-lifetime 30-minute helicopter flight over the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Enjoy panoramic views of the glaciers’ natural beauty from your helicopter high in the sky. Listen to live commentary from your professional pilot on route and gaze over the mantle of sheet ice and snow below. Land at the head of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier, then hop out to experience the frozen landscape up close. Pose for photographs and capture the glacial scenery on camera.
Spectacular aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Live pilot commentary points out landmarks and unique features below
Walk out onto the snow after an exciting glacier landing
Bring home photographs of the glaciers and the stunning Southern Alps
What to Expect
Make your way to Fox Glacier helicopter base, then step into your helicopter for a flight over the icy landscape. Spot ice fields, deep crevasses, and icefalls far below as you soar across Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier; watch for the differences between the two maritime glaciers.
As you fly, your pilot shares commentary on the glaciers, then guides the helicopter down toward the snow for an exciting glacier landing. This is a great time to snap dramatic on-ice photographs and to get shots of the Southern Alps’ beautiful mountain scenery.
Following your time on the glacier, return to the helicopter for your flight back to the Fox Glacier helicopter base, where your two-glacier tour concludes.
A superb must do activity,the glacier looks superb,the snow landing is just perfect,You get to play on the snowfields.More
Date of experience: May 2019
TotallyTourism, General Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019
Thank you for leaving us some valuable feedback.
We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your trip with us. The Scenic flights are a fantastic way to see the glacier and the snow landing is the perfect way to get some memorable photos....More
Booked through Trip advisor at end of April. And paid by my credit card. Went all the way down to the place, service staff told us that we have miss out our ride. That we need to pay $1300 for four of us again! Beware...More
2 Thank zeqix
TotallyTourism, General Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2019
We are sorry that you have been unhappy with your experience with our company, but we do have a 24 hour cancellation policy which states that if customers do not show up for their flight or cancel within 24 hours, they will be...More
arrived at site for our 10.30 flight and weather was great. I had never flown in a Helicopter before this , but upon meeting our Pilot Ryan felt immediately at ease.
He was a really nice friendly guy, who i think knew i was a...More
Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sandra M
TotallyTourism, General Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019
Hi Sandra M,
Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you and your husband loved your flight and that Ryan put you at ease. All our pilots are experienced and will take good care of you. It can certainly be nerve-racking...More
This was one of life’s great experiences. We turned up and having checked in we were told that our trip would probably have to be reduced due to poor visibility. We decided that we would go anyway and by the time we were in the...More
Date of experience: February 2019
TotallyTourism, General Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review and for sharing your lovely photos. We are so pleased you loved your flight with us. It really is stunning up there, so it is great that the weather...More
We spent much of our holiday in NZ looking up at the mountain peaks. This helicopter line gave us the opportunity to fly over the peaks and see them first hand. We saw long glacier trails close up, and were able to land on one....More
Date of experience: December 2018
TotallyTourism, General Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019
Thank you for your fantastic review.
The scenic flights we offer have the most fantastic views. You do not realise how vast the National park is until you see if from the air. We agree that this excursion should be a bucket list experience.
Response from Geoff170158 | Reviewed this property |
Two people sit up the front with the pilot. They have a great; uninterrupted view. Four people sit in the back seat. The two at the window seat have a very good view out of the side. The two in the middle can see quite well... More
Two people sit up the front with the pilot. They have a great; uninterrupted view. Four people sit in the back seat. The two at the window seat have a very good view out of the side. The two in the middle can see quite well out of the side windows and through the front windows. The only issue with the middle seats is that you can’t see straight down. If you are seated in the back, one of you will receive a window seat and the other a middle seat. You can ask to swap positions on the return flight after the landing. We travelled as four and were seated at the back. We swapped seats after the landing and none of us felt like we missed out. It was absolutely brilliant.
Hello, you'd have to speak to the company about how they work out who sits where. I know it can have something to do with weight, but I've asked to be moved on a previous trip and they accommodated me.