Franz Josef Tours

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  • Mexx0077
    Vienna Region, Austria31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked this tour since it included a landing on the Glacier. Original time was 09:30, however there were some clouds not allowing the original flight time.

    The whole thing was handled highly professional and we got re.scheduled to the afternoon. Clouds opened up and off we went.

    Dion was our pilot and his comments and explanations were great. He helped us to take pictures and all of us truly enjoyed every moment.

    Fantastic scenery, great pilot, safe aircraft, all was perfect.

    We did Heli flights before, amongst them also the Grand Canyon, the Great Ocean Road, the Iguazu Waterfalls and some other places but this was by far the best we have done!

    Thanks to the whole team, you made our experience unforgettable!
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Caitlin Maddox
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience as part of our honeymoon!! Beautiful flight and great guides. The views of Mount Cook and the surrounding mountains are unreal and playing on the top of the Franz Joseph glacier was fun. Highly recommend!
    Written 3 January 2023
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  • Lucas H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All the staff were helpful and friendly. They joked with me, which I appreciated. They were very professional and knowledgeable. The trip itself was awesome!
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • Shannon O
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We can’t recommend this highly enough! It blew both our minds and exceeded our very high expectations. Glacier Country Helicopters is a very professional outfit with great staff. If this is something you want to do (and I highly recommend you do!) you should prepare to be flexible. The weather is unpredictable and you want to be in a position where you can rebook, if you need to.
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • Jill
    New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was out of this world. The scenery can only be experienced first hand. Totally recommend this family run business if you're thinking of taking a trip to the glacier in Franz Josef.
    Really enjoyed our pilot Poppy. Thank you for being informative and entertaining 🙂
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • keithclover
    Bath, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a fantastic experience. From check in to finishing the heli hike all staff were exceptional. The flight was exhilarating and the hike well led by Drew. I cannot recommend this trip enough!!
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • JessFree
    Dunedin, New Zealand87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed our trip with Glacier Helicopters. The flight was just stunning, with good views of both Fox and Franz Josef Glacier. The snow landing was beautiful - there was no wind so it wasn't cold at all up there.

    Loved the commentary and the discussion with the pilot when we landed

    I'd also like to mention how accommodating the team was. I messed up and booked a trip from Fox Glacier and turned up to Franz Josef. I was so pleasantly surprised at how helpful the team was, rebooking us the next day onto a flight leaving from Franz Josef. Often with these sorts of mess ups it can be a "too bad" situation, but the team at Glacier Helicopters were nothing but kind and accommodating. Thank you so much!
    Written 2 August 2023
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  • Rick Jensen
    New York City, NY33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the heli-hike on a superb day with clear blue skies. The entire operation is well organized and focused on the safety and satisfaction of the clients. The short flight up to the glacier does not disappoint; views are stunning. Our guide, James, an experienced outdoorsman, took care to ensure that the entire group felt secure regardless of their experience in the mountains. We moved a bit faster than the normal program prescribes, and so James took us a bit "off piste" (but not too far)--that was fun and rewarding for all of us. A great experience.
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • Quest49091892565
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Professional and still able to keep everything going with a heap of clueless tourist like us.
    There are several tour operators and I am sure they are all as good as each other, but this one was recommended by a local so that was good enough.
    The whole process was seamless and with humor. Our pilot was just great (Richard) and we felt it was a great experience -- it even left a bit early.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Ani Magill
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant staff and a great experience. Really enjoyed it and staff very subtle at helping those who were nervous etc. really impressive
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • kimbo99999
    Albany, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff and pilot amazing. Most amazing experience of my life. Just be careful not to deal with the manager. She is very rude to her employees and customers. Make sure you only deal with the staff and you’ll have an amazing experience.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Joanna
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the best tour we had as a small family whilst on our recent holiday in New Zealand. Our tour went ahead despite in pouring rain all night. We were given water proof clothes and shoes, although the rain actually cleared and we didn’t need them on the tour. We did notice that the helicopters were not flying that morning, due to the weather not being favourable.
    Our guide Cathy was absolutely amazing, she was so knowledgeable on all things Franz Josef Glacier, the birds, plants, fungi, everything!
    We learnt so much on this tour, more than we ever would have learnt walking ourselves up to the glacier viewing platform, as we were taken off the main path into the foliage where only tours can go. It was really cool to ‘disappear’ and then ‘reappear’ back onto the main path, so much so that our 10 year old even loved it. Morning tea was down on the glacial valley floor surrounded by nature and no other tourists.
    So many positive things I could say about this tour, but do yourself a favour and book now! Thank you so much Glacier Valley Eco Tour and Cathy.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • Jared M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic team we dealt with for our booking. Brad and his team were so helpful and full of information regarding weather and what to expect. We had the pleasure of Cody being our pilot for the day. He’s is a very professional pilot and felt very comfortable on the flight. He was very informative during the flight and knew a lot about the history of the area. We landed up in the snow and we’re lucky enough that he took some great pictures of us. Can’t wait to book another flight with you all in the future thank you so much for having us.
    Written 27 March 2024
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  • Bec
    Birmingham, UK546 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an absolutely amazing experience!! The two ladies working at Skydive Franz are absolutely lovely and were excited as we were. Unfortunately after going up in the plane in the morning we had to land as cloud came rolling in, so we were rescheduled for in the afternoon. Although it was pretty nerve wracking it actually made me feel calmer for the afternoon and the team were all so nice and encouraging about it. Put it this way - we had a little scenic flight too!
    The actual skydive was just incredible, it was my first time and I felt so safe and can’t wait to do more skydives in the future now.
    If you can stretch your budget I’d highly recommend having the full video package, having footage and pictures of me skydiving in front of the insane backdrop is so special, as skydives are over so quickly it’s nice to have something to show others and to watch back and remember.
    Thank you team!!
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • Dave E
    Hart21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must do if you are visiting MT Cook. Mark Hayes was our pilot and he is highly skilled and showed us just breath taking views of Mt Cook. You will not be shortchanged for the Flight. Just Awestruck.
    Capt.D Even Michigan
    Written 21 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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