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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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Take to the skies and fly over Fox Glacier on a dramatic helicopter flight—one of the South Island of New Zealand’s must-do experiences. Combine stunning aerial views with an up-close experience of the frozen landscape thanks to an exciting snow landing. Walk on alpine terrain that’s accessible only to skilled mountaineers and pilots, enjoying an unforgettable, dramatic vantage point set high above the glacier.
  • See Fox Glacier’s crevasses, caves, icefalls, and frozen rivers from above
  • Get amazing views of the West Coast glacier region en route to Fox Glacier
  • Experience an exciting snow landing and walk on the maritime glacier
  • Bring home gorgeous on-the-snow photos
What to Expect
Make your way to the helicopter base, meet your pilot, get a safety briefing, and then buckle up and pull out your camera. Lift off the ground and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of New Zealand’s West Coast glacier region before flying toward Fox Glacier. See a blue-white swath of snow and ice between rocky ridges, and a fascinating jumble of crevasses, ice ridges, and ice caves. As you fly low over Fox Glacier, get aerial views of its glacial cliffs and icefalls, and then touch down on a patch of snow that overlooks the ice field. Walk a pristine snowy slope that’s far from roads and trails, taking in spectacular views back across the frozen landscape and snapping some memorable photos. Hop back into the helicopter for the return flight to Fox Glacier Township.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Main Road, Main Rd, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

10/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

1/1/2020 - 9/30/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • What to Bring, Warm Clothing,Sturdy Covered Shoes, Sunglasses,Sunscreen and a Camera
  • For safety reasons, we do not allow selfie sticks, drones, flammable liquids, lighters, iPads/ tablets and bags of any description on any of our flights.
  • We fly all year round, weather permitting. Please note: On Christmas, we only operate for half the day (9 am - 12 pm).
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was an absolute highlight of our recent NZ holiday. We woke on the morning of our booking to heavy cloud and showers. We were disappointed but had booked a second night in Fox Glacier just in case of weather. The staff were fantastic at rebooking us in for the following
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Alijrad, Because the weather here on the West coast is so unpredictable, it is always a good idea to book an extra night in the area just in case! We’re pleased to see that paid off for you- the experience of the glacier is worth the wait. Your photos from the Shelf landing site are fabulous. What a shot, Helicopter, snow, mountains and the Tasman Sea. Thank you for taking the time to write a glowing review, we will pass your praise back to Vicky, Scott and James, and we all hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand.
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Having done this flight 16 years ago and been left with fantastic memories, I wanted my boys to experience the glaciers too. (You can’t go to South Island without seeing the glaciers!!) We drove from Queenstown to Fox just to see the glaciers and drove back the next day!!! The
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Hi there, and thank you for your amazing review!! It must have been amazing to see the glaciers 16 years later! We agree that it is a must see on the South Island and the fact your boys got to sit in the front seats hopefully added to your experience. We appreciate the effort of driving all the way from Queenstown for the flight, the journey back must have been full of talk about your experience. We thank you again for making memories with us and hope it won’t take another 16 years before you come back and fly with us again!
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My first snow landing worth every $ and a lifetime experience efficient friendly service and experienced pilot breathtaking views wish it was longer !!! will do again :)
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Hi there, and thank you for your review. We are so glad that you found the flight was such an experience. We agree that the views are incredible and thank you for your kind words for our pilot and front desk staff. If you are ever back on the West Coast we would look forward to having you fly with us again.
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We had booked the flight for both glaciers and landing prior to our trip and was really looking forward to it. We were staying in Fox township and awoke to what we thought was a beautiful morning and walked the 100 meters from our motel to the Glacier Helicopters base in the
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review. You experienced first hand how tricky the weather can be here on the Coast! We do occasionally have to downgrade flights due to weather, as we do not compromise on delivering an extremely high standard of safety at all times. Here at Glacier Helicopters, we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service, we are thrilled that you received this the entire time you spent with us. How incredible is it seeing the glacier up close and from above? Taking a gamble with what flight we can deliver can definitely pay off. Your photos are fabulous, making a snow angel in the fresh snow will be a memory to last a life time! Thank you again for your review, we will pass your praise on to our customer service team and pilot. We all hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in our beautiful country. Cheers, The Glacier Helicopters Team
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I’ve never been to a glacier or on a helicopter but I couldn’t have asked for a more fantastic first experience! The staff were super friendly and even got us in early to make sure we had the best experience possible! Thanks glacier helicopters!
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Response from TotallyTourism, Manager at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 14 Sep 2019
Hello, What an incredible place to have your first helicopter and glacier experience! It’s great to hear how accommodating our staff are, we take great pride in showing off the beautiful landscape and helping you get through any first helicopter flight nerves Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we hope you enjoy the rest of your time on the West Coast. The Glacier Helicopters Team
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