Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Having never been in a helicopter and also never seen a glacier this was double the excitement for my wife, our 14 year old son and myself. Amazing scenery, the stop on the mountain was also awesome. The day was beautiful weather which helped but it was the highlight of our trip to the South Island. The only thing that would have made it only a little better would be a slightly longer flight over the mountain and glacier, otherwise fantastic!
Most amazing experience, was the only way to truly appreciate the beauty of the area. Pilot was very friendly. Would definitely recommend this to anyone travelling in the area. Definitely worth every cent.
The highlight of our New Zealand holiday. The pilot gave us a great flight and commentary.
A spectacular way to view the glaciers! Landing was awesome, our pilot was very informative and the staff most helpful in organizing this once in a lifetime/must do event.
The flight was incredible and was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand!
A totally awesome experience not to be missed! Spectacular views.
Our flight was fantastic, excellent viewing of Mt. Cook and glacier landing.
Booked on internet system worked perfect. Trip was excellent and staff brilliant. You should be proud
Was the highlight of our New Zealand trip. Only last night sharing our photos with friends telling everyone what a wonderful experience it was.
We were very lucky, the weather was not great the few days before our helicopter tour of Franz Josef. But on the day the weather was perfect, the helicopter tour was thrilling, the entire experience was a "must do"! Thanks.
Great fun, very easy to organise. Only regret was that it was all over a bit too quickly. Flight was very comfy and we got to spend a good 5 mins on the glacier, snowball fighting. Would recommend to anyone coming to FJG.
Papua New Guinea
Fantastic view of the ice and the frozen waterfall from the helicopter! It was a quick way to get up to the top of the glacier and run around, kicking and screaming, on the ice. Time on the ice felt too short, but perhaps its because we were having too much fun!
The helicopter flight is absolutely a "must do" activity, especially if you have a very limited time in hand. When we arrived in Franz Josef we were told at the reception of the helicopter office that there were only 2 of us doing the helicopter flight, so we were advised to wait for an hour or come back at 4:15. Each flight requires a minimum of 3 passengers. While waiting we drove around town. Unfortunately, no one showed up to do the Franz Josef Neve Helicopter Flight. We were then asked if we wanted to wait until the next day, have a full refund or upgrade to the 30-minute flight as an option and pay extra NZ150 on top of what we already paid. There was no other choice because we travelled so far to enjoy and not spoil our holiday and we had schedule to leave the next day.
Who said money can't buy happiness? We did upgrade, and it was indeed definitely worth doing and we can't think of a better way of celebrating our silver wedding anniversary. It was a truly enjoyable, incredible, amazing and memorable experience.
We love New Zealand, it is a very beautiful country and the locals are very hospitable and warm. We would love to visit again someday with family and friends and enjoy more of it's spectacular and breathtaking sceneries!