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Glacier Country Scenic Flights

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Address: Whataroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 423 463
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One of the best experiences of our trip to New Zealand - amazing!

A Very professional and well run organisation. We had a fantastic scenic flight over Fox Glacier & Mount Cook which lasted 30-40 mins from take off to landing. The views were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 March 2016
Joanna H
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I think this is the way to go if you want get up in a helicopter to see the glaciers. According to the guide books and glacier country employees, their flights are cheaper than the flights out of Franz Joseph or Fox. I never verified this, but it seemed to make sense. What is definitely better about Glacier County is... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

A Very professional and well run organisation. We had a fantastic scenic flight over Fox Glacier & Mount Cook which lasted 30-40 mins from take off to landing. The views were just fantastic. The pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable but also very safety conscious. As the bad weather started moving in, he started the descent back to base. This... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Kevin Hill, the owner, is extremely friendly and helpful. It was a really busy time in the area for heli-flights, but he was able to get us up (group of 6) for a 45 minute flight into the glaciers (with a stop on top). It is a travel adventure that you'll never forget. Thanks, Kevin!!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We hesitated, uncertain about on-the-spur-of-the-moment jumping into a small helicopter on a day when the weather seemed to be deteriorating. But off we went, and the ride was smooth, the views fantastic, and the experience unforgettable. Do it! We had read about it in Scott Cook's Frenzy book for South Island. We pulled out at the Whataroa River to see... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The flight lasting 50 minutes was fantastic! We met a German couple who accompanied us! The ground staff were polite and helpful. Our pilot Martin gVe a commentary and took a photo on the glacier. Great experience and would thoroughly recommend it.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The flight we took gave us a snow landing on Franz Josef Glacier, and a view of the other glaciers and mountains nearby, plus a fascinating ride up and back. The helicopter could only take 4 passengers at a time, switching the front seats between the ride up and back, so there's ample opportunity for lots of photography, out of... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Like others we had no plans to do this but by chance we were taking photos were the helicopter takes off and they had 2 spare seats, so we took a chance. What you pay is an absolute bargain for the 30 minute scenic flight we did, taking in Mt Cook and the glaciers. My wife and I were in... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I hadn't planned on doing this trip, but I am so glad I did! I just happened to pull in to admire the beautiful river the company is located beside and lucky for me there was a free seat on the next trip out. It was the 30 min trip, cost $295 (Jan 2016) and was worth every penny! Amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

It is an amazing experience. We did last min booking (really, we were just dring around from franz josef and saw the town whatoroa on map and recall a brochure of nice mount cook scneic flight. We called them on way and then drove down to a lake for the departure. First, it is amazing weather from here. The most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

We gave up on taking a helicopter ride when both of our two days at Franz Josef Glacier were totally foggy, but on the drive north the third day it was gorgeous out and we saw the sign for this company on the side of the highway. We checked it out, and not only was it cheaper than anything offered... More 

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