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Glacier Helicopters

Main South Road | Sh6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0755
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Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Charter flights are available and can vary from 20 minutes to several hours duration. Flights depart from Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Our flights encompass the Mount Cook National Park, and both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Glacier landings are our specialty. Our helicopter flights allow people with limited time to “get away from it all” and experience area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.
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“mount cook” (43 reviews)
“franz josef” (51 reviews)
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Main South Road | Sh6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

WOW!! What an experience! Initially our first flight was cancelled because of bad weather however we were fortunate to go the next morning and it was amazing! The weather was beautiful and with new snow falling the night before Fox glacier was sparkling in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing once in a lifetime experience Hamish our pilot was fantastic, everyone involved from receptionist to driver were very friendly knowledgeable and obliging The snow landing option is a must and the whole trip is breathtaking - thank you very much to...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Shirley C Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that our pilot Hamish and our ground crew helped make your flight with us an unforgettable experience. All the fresh snow we have been having over the course of this winter has made...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Done the helicopter to the glacier which we landed on and then went up to look at Mt cook. Was an epic experience!! Such beautiful views!! Sam our helicopter driver was excellent and Vicki who transported us to the landing area was also great -...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thanks for your great review anita1512. Mount Cook is a stunning sight, particularly when you get to see it up close from our Fox Glacier and Mount Cook flight with one of our experienced and friendly pilots. We will pass your compliments and feedback on...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

10/10 would recommend. Excellent customer service from Hamster, he was knowledgeable and professional. He made you feel very safe and well prepared which was nice when it was my first helicopter experience. Also a good experience on the glacier. Incredible views!! Hamster helped us off...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Elizabeth S! Thank you so much for your amazing review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your flight with us and were able to experience the stunning Southern Alps and glaciers! The safety of our customers is our upmost priority so we’re happy that...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

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Jikku
21 August 2017|
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Response from Bracha K | Reviewed this property |
We were a group of 36. We stayed overnight in FJ and went up in the helicopters early a.m.
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jojo255061
31 July 2017|
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Response from nwallington | Reviewed this property |
Hello, We went as a couple, but we were one of 4 helicopters that went up for our time slot. They then divide the groups. They would definitely be able to accommodate you. You just may be split between 2 helicopters.
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MargaretRD
1 April 2017|
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Response from Moosie57 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take your money online, just block it and release it if you don't fly
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