Insider's Guide to Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

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  • Location: Fox Glacier, New Zealand
  • Duration:  30 minutes (approx.)
Fly over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers and marvel at the mantle of pure white snow as you land at the head of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier. This landing site is the perfect place to view the incredible natural phenomenon of the glaciers as they wind slowly down the carved valleys from their origin in the mountains high above you.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 30-minute helicopter tour over glaciers and land
  • Helicopter experience includes a snow landing
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your pilot guide
  • Photo oppotunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What You Can Expect

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier

With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways. Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.

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 January 2013

If they had said it was this good we would not have believed them.
The weather forecast was not good but it turned out a lovely morning (at least when we flew). Enough safety management to give confidence but not boring. We had walked to Fox glacier the day before but it did not prepare us for this amazing flight and landing on the Glacier. Can't think of words good enough to describe the experience of helicopter flight, close views of the mountains and glaciers and a great pilot making it exciting but not frightening. Go and experience it if you think this is an exaggeration.

Melissa W
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

Whole family loved it. Weather perfect on the day. Views amazing. Pilot and team made the whole process easy. Walking on the glacier one of the highlights of our trip.

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