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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef provided by The Helicopter Line West Coast

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
4.5
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HK$1,873.24
per adult
Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Spectacular aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Duration:
30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Fly over Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier on a spectacular helicopter tour that includes a landing right on the snow. Seeing both glaciers on a single helicopter flight offers incredible perspective and understanding of New Zealand’s massive ice sheets, and you touch down on one of the glaciers to snap up-close photographs of the frozen terrain.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3434WHO_HLF4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5-10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Informative commentary during the flight
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Heli Hike, Main South Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult, Children weighing less than 15kgs are required to sit on a parents lap.
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures
  • Passengers MUST advise individual weight at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5-10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Informative commentary during the flight
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Heli Hike, Main South Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult, Children weighing less than 15kgs are required to sit on a parents lap.
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures
  • Passengers MUST advise individual weight at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Heli Hike
    Main South Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Franz Josef Glacier
    Fox Glacier Hiking Trails
    Southern Alps
    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
49 reviews
Excellent
44
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jsmY5381JH
Adelaide Hills, Australia17 contributions
My partner and I loved this ride. Dre was fantastic as our booking hostess and Tim did a great job of keeping us safe whilst giving us a thrilling and informative chopper ride. The snow landing was our favourite part. Don’t let the cost get in the way - this is a truly unique way to experience NZ’s west coast glaciers!
Written 9 June 2020
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Hi there, thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you loved this tour. We will make sure to pass on your kind words to Tim & Dre. We couldn’t agree more, our glaciers on the West Coast are so unique since they are in the middle of a rainforest, definitely something worth visiting in the area; and we are glad you were able to experience that with us. Thanks again for your review and hope you enjoyed the rest of you visit on the West Coast!
Written 12 July 2020
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Happy H
New Milton, UK14 contributions
We were piloted by Dion on this 30 mins trip to two glaciers. When you stand on the snow at the top of Frank Joesf Glacier, you experience the wow factor. The flight was very smooth and Dion was very informative. It was very clever how he produced the photographs of the trip before we left the glacier. We would highly recommend this trip. Fortunately the weather was perfect for the trip.
Written 2 February 2020
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Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled that Dion gave you an awesome experience. Dion loves showing off our beautiful National Park. Our reaction is always "Wow" as well. The Helicopter Line West Coast Team
Written 26 February 2020
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Radha892
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
Couples
Safety minded, we couldn't do our ride in the evening as they had to cancel due to clouds but they scheduled us for the next day. Right from booking to safety demonstration and boarding by ground staff it was handled smoothly and professionally.
Greg, who was our pilot, landed it very safely, trying to find a flat surface. We we're lucky to have a beautiful weather and got the most out of our 30 min ride. Thank you all.
Written 22 March 2020
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time and leaving us such caring feedback. Weather plays a big part in our tours but glad we could get you rebooked and in the air with our fantastic pilot Greg; He will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourself. Safety and customer service are our top priority, so we are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience from beginning to end. Thank you for flying with us and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.
Written 12 July 2020
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hodgesne118
Hamilton, New Zealand6 contributions
Paid the same as everyone else on the flight but they sat me on the back seat between two strangers so it was pretty much impossible to take photos or get a good view out the windows. Not very fair.
In hindsight when they told me where I would be sitting I should have said no thanks and gone somewhere else.
The landing on the mountain was good but the flight was disappointing.
Was looking forward to this but it turned out to be a waste of money. Feel ripped off!
Written 25 June 2020
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Hello hodgesne118, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience in the helicopter was not what you had hoped for. When seating clients in the helicopter we must balance the aircraft. We take great pride in making sure that everyone gets great views and a great experience, We do hope you enjoy the rest of your time in our beautiful part of the country and had a safe journey. Please contact us directly if you would like to discuss further on franz@helicopter.co.nz.
Written 12 July 2020
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Georgia P
6 contributions
Friends
My experience with @thehelicopterline was incredible. From the customer service, friendliness and efficiency of the ground team Vicky, Gordana and Brenden in Franz Josef Glacier town to the pilot in the helicopter - it was seamless. The experience was one of the best things I've ever done. Absolutely beautiful. The helicopter was really graceful and the whole thing was just jaw dropping. Thanks soooo much guys!
Written 2 June 2020
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Hi there, thank you for your generous review. We are so happy to be able to share our beautiful backyard with you. We are extremely pleased to hear that Vicky our Heli base Manager, Gordana and Brenden were top notch, They are all so happy you enjoyed their friendliness and efficiency. They are key members of this team so we will make sure to pass on your kind review. We could not agree more, Hine Hukatere is such a beauty and we are pleased you got to experience it. Thank you once again for your kind words and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in our lovely town.
Written 12 July 2020
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cassandraw224
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions
We didn't actually get to do this activity because although the weather was balmy and in the 20s at ground level, the cloud was coming over the mountain so our trip was canned and we were rebooked for the following morning. The next day was no better with cloud covering the mountain.
What we want to say is we had an amazing experience with the reception staff. They were very helpful and very apologetic about the cancellations. We would have no hesitation in booking with the company again.
Their office is on the main street and easy to find.
Written 15 April 2021
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Kia ora cassandraw224 We’re disappointed the weather didn’t play ball, however we’re pleased to hear you had great interactions with our staff. If the weather doesn’t permit flying, we do our best to reschedule flights for customers as often as possible. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we would love to see you again in the future to finally show you just how nice our back yard is! Kind regards The Helicopter Line
Written 27 April 2021
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Steve D
Taupo District, New Zealand23 contributions
A brilliant experience provided by a great crew.
From arrival the ground crew Katie and Drey were attentive and helpful and the pilot Dion was really good. The flight was for 30 minutes but seemed longer. Dion provided commentary on points of interest. Landing on the glacier was really special. I fully recommend this trip. Great value for money. AAA+++
Written 23 June 2020
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Hi there and thank you so much for such wonderful feedback. Franz & Fox glacier are 2 of 3 glaciers located in the middle of a rainforest; so, we are thrilled you were able to explore both with us. The team in the office and your pilot are top notch and will appreciate your kind words. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Franz Josef.
Written 12 July 2020
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MJoanna
Ghent, Belgium8 contributions
We went to the office in the morning. Dre was super helpful and gave us information on all the options. We were able to book a nice deal the same day!!!

The flight was just AMAZING!!! I could almost cry about how beautiful everything was. We landed on top of the glacier, where we could take pictures and walk around. The pilot, Tim, even took pictures of my friend and me together! He was really relaxed which made me feel safe during the whole flight. Also I didn’t feel sick at all and I’m a little sensitive to feeling nauseous on planes, boates, cars, ...

I’m still superexcited about the scenery and I’m so happy with all the videos and pictures I took. This is really one of the most memorable things I did in NZ.

Big thank you to the company 🙏🏻
Written 8 June 2020
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are happy to hear that your experience from beginning to end was on point. Flying around both Franz & Fox Glacier is stunning, and we are glad you got to experience this with one of our amazing pilots. We will make sure to pass on your feedback to both Dre in the office and Tim your pilot, they will be happy to know you had such a successful experience. We are glad that the helicopter ride was smooth and did not make you feel nauseous; makes the experience 10x more enjoyable. Please feel free to tag us in your photos/videos, we would love to see your footage. Once again thank you so much for flying with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around this beautiful country!
Written 12 July 2020
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nzwestie
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand437 contributions
Bloody clouds! We missed out on the trip as the clouds came down low. I still gave an excellent rating as the whole episode of booking and getting info was very easy to complete etc, The staff in the shop were very very helpful. The fella in there helped us with the walk we did while we waited for another spot - just in case the clouds lifted. No such luck. Thanks for the local info.
Written 25 April 2021
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Kia ora nzwestei If we could control the weather here on the wild West Coast, I can assure you we would! However, we are still happy to hear that our team went out of their way so you could get the best out of a wet West Coast day. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your time on holiday, and we hope to see you again on a sunny day. Kind regards The Helicopter Line
Written 24 May 2021
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cagechop
5 contributions
Couples
Originally booked for the afternoon before but rescheduled due to bad weather.Next day 8am departure for 30 minute flight to Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Landed and walked on Fox Glacier after 10 minute flight over the Franz Josef Glacier. 6 passengers in total. Two in front with Pilot, four in back. Good line of sight for most passengers although best in front seat. Landed and walked on glacier - fly back over Fox Glacier. Knowledgeable and friendly pilot. Great experience.
Written 12 January 2020
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Hi there, Thank you for leaving us an awesome review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that despite being cancelled for weather for your initial booking, we were able to accommodate you the following morning. Our helicopters do seat six passengers and are loaded for weight and balance. The landing is a special part of the experience, the view incomparable. Wishing you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast.
Written 15 January 2020
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