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Glacier Helicopters

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Address: Main South Road | SH6, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0755
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20...

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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US$176.38*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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US$227.82*
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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier
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US$227.82*
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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Good the helicopter to the top of the mountains, almost to the top of Mt. Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand. We landed on the Frantz Josef glacier and wee able to get out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good the helicopter to the top of the mountains, almost to the top of Mt. Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand. We landed on the Frantz Josef glacier and wee able to get out and enjoy the view for a few minutes. It was a beautifully, sunny day which was very ly key given they get rain 300 days... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a real treat during our holiday in New Zealand. It is not cheap - but there are not many places in the world where you can experience a flight and landing on a glacier. We had to check in advance on the weather but were extremely lucky that we had the first clear day for a week. The... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We scored an absolutely breath taking day in Fox Glacier, the weather had been overcast early in the morning so we decided to walk to the glacier instead of the helicopter. When we walked the track we saw the weather was starting to clear so we went back to town and spoke to a couple of the companies. Glacier helicopters... More 

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1 Thank Tarzanfail
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Tarzanfail, thank you for choosing us for your heli tour of the glaciers! We’re glad to hear you had a great time and the weather was cooperative for you here on the wild west coast. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what an experience, we were so lucky with the weather on the day as quite a number of days they could not fly because of the weather. The people who conducted the flight were excellent, they picked us up from the motel and returned us. The commentary during the flight was a bit scratchy due to the headphones. My... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thank you for the review! We’re certainly glad you had a “magical” experience and that the weather cooperated for your visit as it has been an unusually wet summer. Thanks for the feedback on the headphones we will look into it. Thank you again from the team at Glacier Helicopters. More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family of 4 with a son who's in a wheelchair, we flew with Glacier helicopters on 17th December and were lucky to have a clear sunny day. The staff were extremely willing and helpful and with the use of our own harness, they helped transfer my son on and off the helicopter....and we had our own helicopter too!! Can't... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Bhavini1, thank you for including Glacier Helicopters in your holiday plans! It was a pleasure to assist your son on our tour. We’re so glad you enjoyed flying with us and that the weather allowed us to show off our beautiful glaciers! More 

Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a family of four we chose to fly over the glacier and land. They were very professional yet also friendly. We felt safe and well cared for. Our pilot was informative yet not in your face.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Sam, thank you for the review! We’re glad you enjoyed your experience with us and that you “felt safe and well cared for!" From the tea, at Glacier Helicopters. More 

Waimea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in New Zealand over x-mas and New Year 2016/2017 and flew with Glacier Helicopters for the double glacier viewing plus landing on one of them. We had a fantastic time! The pilot's name was Matthew and he took time to point out sights as we were heading up... and to make sure we were all comfortable and hearing... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Makkerley, thank you for your time and great review! We love sharing our beautiful glaciers and are glad your family had a fantastic time on the Twin Glacier flight! Losing items is never fun, especially while travelling, so we are really happy that we were able to help you recover your lost purse. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Checked with them the day before and confirmed timings etc. We were very lucky as the weather was great for flights on the day we booked. Just 4 of us on our flight (2 unconnected couples) we were originally booked for the 40 min Mount Cook spectacular but they explained due to weather conditions over Mount Cook they could only... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi EastCoastBrit, thank you for the excellent review! We are so glad you chose to join us during your holiday, and thank you for your patience and understanding when situations arose unexpectedly. The weather doesn’t always allow us to share the beauty of the area so we are absolutely thrilled you were able to take in the Fox and Franz... More 

Bright.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The flight over Fox & Franz Josef glaciers was brilliant & I enjoyed the brief stop on the snow but really felt they were too busy or two overrun to make it a special event. We were kept waiting outside in the cold at 7.30am whilst the staff did whatever they had to do. There was an on again off... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Martyn, thank you for your review. We apologise that your experience left something to be desired. The weather here can change very quickly, so we want to make absolutely certain that it will be safe to fly before you depart, even if other operators are in the air. Due to the unique alpine terrain and rainforest climate, the weather... More 

Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't get to experience our helicopter tour due to a lost booking on the only day we were in town - booked months in advance and confirmed through their quad biking partner's package. Neither company proactively tried to make up for the error, choosing instead to blame each other and act dismissive about our situation. In the end, we... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Chta2000, thank you for your time. We apologise for any confusion with your booking, and are glad to hear you were able to experience the beauty of the glaciers, even with a competitor. More 

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