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Insider's Guide to Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Duration:  40 minutes (approx.)
Experience two of New Zealand's finest National Parks, divided by the imposing Southern Alps. Discover the gigantic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier snowfields with a helicopter landing at around 2134 meters (7000 feet). Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route. You'll walk along the Main Divide for fantastic views of the Tasman Glacier and Aoraki (Mount Cook) before heading back down towards the lush rainforests at the edge of the Tasman Sea.

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Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter flight is the ideal choice for sightseeing; allowing you to get up-close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways.

Aircraft:
The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Sadly, due to constant bad weather, the flight was taken from Glentanner Park, Mt Cook, a week later. The experience was well worth the wait. thank you for an easy and reliable booking service.

Anne C
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Fantastic experience, we were lucky with the weather. Brilliant pilot who shared his knowledge of the area we travelled over.
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