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The Helicopter Line West Coast

Main South Road | SH6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0767
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Discover the magnificent phenomenon of the glaciers. Experienced helicopter pilots share their knowledge whilst overflying the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields, exposing extraordinary colours of ice flow, ice caves and pinnacles in this largely inaccessible alpine region. All flights feature a snow landing. Alternatively combine a scenic helicopter flight with an unforgettable guided helihike amongst the glacial ice formations with the professional and experienced Franz Josef Glacier Guides.
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  • Average5%
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“heli hike” (90 reviews)
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“snow landing” (20 reviews)
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Main South Road | SH6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0767
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First of all, make sure you plan to stay at least a couple days in Franz Josef before you decide to book one of these flights and/or hikes. The mountains experience drastic weather changes almost by the hour. While your initial tour might get cancelled...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family of 4 with 2 young boys, 6 and 4 years, thoroughly enjoyed our 20 mins flight with snow landing. We weren't sure if we were going to experience this as the weather forecast didn't look good. But the morning of 12th August the...More

Thank HappyBingo
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your awesome review. It sounds like this flight as a highlight for you holiday and we are so thrilled that you had an awesome experience. We are so glad that the weather was in your favour on the day as it does...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While I suspect that most of these tours are similar if not identical, we were processed, suited up, and briefed fairly efficiently, even though it did take an hour between when we arrived and when we boarded the helicopter. We did a quick zip over...More

Thank Tim L
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tim, Thank you for your great feedback. We usually take one hour for boot-ups as we normally have 22 people on our Heli Hike trips and this gives us sufficient time to boot-up and safety brief before heading down to the Helicopter which runs...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did both the 40 minute helicopter tour of Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers and Mount Cook, and the three hour guided Heli-hike on Franz Joseph Glacier and they were experiences we will never forget. Our two college aged sons were thrilled by the adventure,...More

Thank Louise W
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Louise, Thank you for the fantastic review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Mountain Scenic Spectacular flight and the Heli Hike in equal measure. Both trips are unique in their own way and they showcase some of the best features our National Park...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I being students, we first hesitated to do the Heli-Hike due to its price. However, once the tour start you quickly forget! I have absolutely no regret that we did this Heli-Hike. In fact, it was one of the most memorable and...More

Thank Miyuki U
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us such an awesome review. We are so glad the price of the Hike did not put you off from experiencing our amazing glacier. It is such a unique experience that shouldn’t be missed. Our guides are full of...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

My husband and I had the absolute privilege of doing a 40 minute helicopter over the twin glaciers and Mt Cook. It was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand with views that just blew us away. The staff at Fox were super friendly...More

Thank kelly_anne_gibson
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kelly, Thank you for such a fantastic review. The Mountain Scenic Spectacular flight certainly encompasses some our National Parks best features so we are thrilled that you were able to fly with us after being re-booked a couple of times. Our staff do our...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

So I did the twin glacier flight and it was absolutely amazing, I was speechless,the views,the flight,everything about the service the helicopter line offers is great...extra special thanks to Brendan for his amazing customer service and Richard the pilot for a great heli ride...anyone in...More

Thank JustAmazing2017
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi there, thank you for leaving us such an awesome review. We are thrilled to hear you have such an amazing experience with us and that our flight and views of our landscape left you speechless. It renders us speechless as well. Here at the...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We had to change from Mt Cooke to both glaciers at last minute due to weather which was totally fine. They gave us the option to try later in the afternoon but we were eager and happy for either experience. It was absolutely amazing!!! Vicki...More

Thank Alyse C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Alyse, Thank you for leaving us such a fantastic review. We are so pleased you got to fly with our Fox base despite the weather not co-operating with the flight you originally wished to do. We endeavour to ensure all our clients are kept...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must do for anyone travelling to Franz Josef! It would be best to book ahead and keep updated with the staff as this tour is very weather dependant! We were reshechuled for the following day and lucky enough to go before the...More

Thank Rebecca C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for such a fantastic review. We understand how hard it is to get a good flying day here in Franz Josef, so we are super thrilled to hear the weather turned on a good day for you after being re-booked. Our...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was our 'big' bucket list item on our trip...nothing disappointed us...the office staff & the pilot (Matt I think!) were awesum & helpful. We were so lucky to have perfect weather...didn't know until we were up there if we would get the full 40...More

Thank poplarbear
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are so pleased you got to tick off your “big” bucket list item with our breath-taking Mountain Scenic Spectacular experience! We hope you have had a thrilling experience while being in New Zealand.

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patfraut
13 February 2017|
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Response from Damion M | Reviewed this property |
we signed up on the morning we went up the glacier. A Chinese man who had booked some monrths in advance was in the office and quite angry that they could not get the full tour at the time because of poor visibility... More
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william k
17 January 2017|
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Response from TotallyTourism | Property representative |
Hi William, We have a seasonal office in Twizel which is closed at the moment. The nearest base would be Glentanner, on your way to Mount Cook.
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TMcleish
5 January 2017|
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Response from TotallyTourism | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your enquiry. Firstly, yes! It is absolutely possible to organise a helicopter ride and hike for three children. We offer a Heli-Hike here at The Helicopter Line - Franz Josef, which is an awesome... More
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