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Mountain Helicopters

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Address: Main Street Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-751 0045
Fee: Yes

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Flight of Fantasy

We opted for the most expensive 40 minute flight incorporating Mts Cook & Tasman, Fox & Franz Josef glaciers and a snow landing. We chose a perfect day for it, and it was a truly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lincoln, U.K.
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Lincoln, U.K.
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the most expensive 40 minute flight incorporating Mts Cook & Tasman, Fox & Franz Josef glaciers and a snow landing. We chose a perfect day for it, and it was a truly stunning experience. Complete and utter value for money!

Thank thenickmeister
Southwick, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, very informative worth doing. Just a shame the weather wasn't better but that wasn't anyone's fault.

Thank Patricia M
Perth, Australia
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390 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such an amazing experience. Nathan our pilot was terrific flew the 4 seater plus pilot Hughes 500 chopper with great skill. Views were phenomenal, plenty of time no sense of rush, landed on the Glacier and just loved every second of our 30 minute flight, spend the $$ - highly recommend

Thank Jill M
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 10 minute thrill flight over Fox glacier. Awesome experience. Professional and considerate service. Only problem is that it is all over too soon! Also commentary from the pilot was a little hard to understand, partly due to the simultaneous sensory overload!

Thank choonbe
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

'One of the best experiences in my life' were the words that came out of my friend's mouth. We are travelling with her two kids and my daughter and I am petrified of flying (don't ask how I actually got here) and she and the three kids did the helicopter trip and I lived vicariously through the photos and the... More 

Thank Marie S
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We were extremely lucky with the weather as it was a perfect sunny day. The service was excellent as well; being picked up and taken to the helicopter. The only reason for the four-star review is due to the difficulty in understanding the pilot. This may be in part due to the noise of the helicopter but since the kids... More 

Thank M P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

These guys are the best. Family run business, very friendly and accommodating. They are the only operators to land at the top Tasman Glacier too. Couldn't recommend them enough.

Thank Graeme A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute decision and luckily the weather was just perfect. Absolutely thrilled I went, definitely the highlight of the West Coast trip! Ella in the office was very friendly and helpful in what was needed and when to be ready for the flight. She also gave loads of tips of other things to do and see after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was by far the highlight of our trip to New Zealand! It was absolutely incredible! My wife and I were driving through the South Island in a camper van without any real agenda. We saw signs in Franz Josef for scenic helicopter rides and glacier landings and decided to check it out. James at the kiosk was very friendly... More 

Thank Nathan S
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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104 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We loved this flight with Nathan. We could not do the trip round Mount Cook due to weather but it did not mater. We flew over the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers and then landed on snow on a nearby mountain for photos and site seeing. Then back again. Definitely worth it.

Thank lyndac00per

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