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Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour
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Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour

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Experience a Franz Josef Glacier heli-hike as you explore ice caves and other glacial terrain with a professional guide.  Then don provided boots, jacket and ice axe for a guided hike past deep crevasses and towering ice-blue pinnacles before the return chopper ride down. Choose from seasonal departure times to suit your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD392.27
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USD392.27

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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Appreciate the majesty and scale of Franz Josef and Fox glaciers from the air during a 30-minute helicopter flight and snow landing. Enjoy aerial views over both glaciers from your prime position in the sky, and hear live commentary from the professional pilot before landing atop either Fox or Franz Josef. Then hop out and focus your camera lens on a glacial scene of frozen icefalls, glowing blue ice fields and plunging crevasses — considered to be among New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD258.26
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Glacier Explorer - 1 Glacier with Snow Landing - 25min

Glacier Explorer - 1 Glacier with Snow Landing - 25min

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Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company based in Franz Josef, on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Husband and wife team Gus and Poppy started the company in January 2014. They still have their sleeves rolled up each day working their roles in the business and are both experienced pilots themselves. Our small team are passionate about what we do, to us it’s more than just a scenic flight. We want you to experience the real West Coast and would love for you to join us to see the rainforests, glaciers and mountains that form our incredible backyard. See the Franz Josef Glacier, the Southern Alps and enjoy a 10 minute snow landing on our 25 minute Glacier Explorer Flight.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD191.91
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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See the Franz Josef Glacier from the air on a helicopter flight above ice falls, snowfields, and crevasses. Touch down on a snowfield to see the icy landscape up close, and take in sweeping views across the maritime glacier. This helicopter tour departs from a helipad in Franz Josef township.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD201.02
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Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike
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Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

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On this Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour and hike, land atop the glacier and explore ice caves and pinnacles with a small group. Soar above New Zealand’s Southern Alps during a scenic flight, then grab your crampons and make your way through dramatic ice formations during a moderately difficult hike. After your return flight.. Numbers are limited to 11 to ensure personalized attention from your expert guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD390.32
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are New Zealand’s largest and most magnificent glaciers, and many visitors find it hard to choose between them. This helicopter tour takes in both with a thrilling flight over snowy peaks and frozen waterfalls, and an unforgettable snow landing overlooking the glacier.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD258.26
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Pilot's Choice - 2 Glaciers with Snow Landing - 35mins

Pilot's Choice - 2 Glaciers with Snow Landing - 35mins

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Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company based in Franz Josef, on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Husband and wife team Gus and Poppy started the company in January 2014. They still have their sleeves rolled up each day working their roles in the business and are both experienced pilots themselves. Our small team are passionate about what we do, to us it’s more than just a scenic flight. We want you to experience the real West Coast and would love for you to join us to see the rainforests, glaciers and mountains that form our incredible backyard. See the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox or Tasman Glacier and enjoy a 10 minute snow landing in the Southern Alps on on our 35 minute Pilots Choice Flight.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD256.96
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The GRAND TOUR, snow landing (allow 40 minutes - departing Franz Josef)

The GRAND TOUR, snow landing (allow 40 minutes - departing Franz Josef)

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This short helicopter tour offers the unique opportunity to get close to two of New Zealand’s iconic glaciers, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Fly by some of the region’s many natural wonders, including Mount Tasman, Aoraki Mount Cook and Tasman Glacier, and make the most of incredible photo opportunities. This tour is operated by the only local company with Government permission to land on the snow inside Westland Tai Poutini National Park – you won’t get this chance with anyone else.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD350.29
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Small-Group Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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Small-Group Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier

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Explore the serene waters of Lake Mapourika in New Zealand’s glacier country on this kayak adventure from Franz Joseph Glacier. Paddle with your guide out onto Lake Mapourika, widely considered one of western New Zealand’s most scenic spots. Enjoy uninterrupted views as your guide explains the region’s fascinating geology, and marvel at the way the mighty Southern Alps are mirrored perfectly in the calm waters. Head into the estuaries of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and discover some of the country’s oldest untouched rainforest as native birds sing overhead.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD84.57
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Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

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See the imposing Southern Alps on an aerial tour with a helicopter landing on the snowfields of Franz Josef Glacier. Your 40-minute helicopter flight soars above the stunning alpine landscapes of the South Island, narrated by the professional pilot. Enjoy prime views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from above before descending toward the lush rainforests at the edge of the Tasman Sea.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD351.94
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Ultimate Discovery: 3 Glaciers with Snow Landing - 45mins

Ultimate Discovery: 3 Glaciers with Snow Landing - 45mins

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Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company based in Franz Josef, on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Husband and wife team Gus and Poppy started the company in January 2014. They still have their sleeves rolled up each day working their roles in the business and are both experienced pilots themselves. Our small team are passionate about what we do, to us it’s more than just a scenic flight. We want you to experience the real West Coast and would love for you to join us to see the rainforests, glaciers and mountains that form our incredible backyard. See the Franz Josef, Fox & Tasman Glaciers and fly into the Southern Alps enjoying a 15 minute snow landing on our 45 minute Ultimate Discovery Flight.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD322.02
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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

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Discover the natural wonders of Lake Mapourika on this 4-hour kayaking adventure. Paddle around the lake against a backdrop of the Franz Josef Glacier, head ashore for a hike around the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and learn more about New Zealand’s famous Kiwi birds.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD100.83
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USD100.83

2-Hour Scenic Cruise in Lake Mapourika
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2-Hour Scenic Cruise in Lake Mapourika

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Enjoy views of Jurassic rainforests, glaciers, and snow-capped mountains reflected on calm Lake Mapourika on this small-group boat cruise on the lake. Visit a kiwi conservation area and learn more about New Zealand’s native bird. You’ll be cruising for around two hours so bring some snacks or a bottle of wine to drink as you relax and take in the beauty of the West Coast.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD74.81
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Tandem Skydive 16,500ft from Franz Josef
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Tandem Skydive 16,500ft from Franz Josef

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Experience the thrill of tandem skydiving from 16,500 feet (5,029 meters) and marvel at expansive views that include Aoraki/Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s tallest peak. An instructor provides training and skydive gear plus round-trip transport from Franz Josef village. You’ll plunge from an aircraft amid the vivid scenery of glaciers, lakes, rivers, and ocean. Choose from multiple departure times.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD279.08
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USD279.08

Cruise & Rainforest Walk - Franz Josef Glacier
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Cruise & Rainforest Walk - Franz Josef Glacier

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Enjoy exclusive access to our private rainforest trail, only accessible by boat! The rainforest trail journeys through a Kiwi Conservation region and some of Westland's oldest untouched rainforest.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tandem Skydive 13,000ft from Franz Josef
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Tandem Skydive 13,000ft from Franz Josef

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Skydive Franz Josef Glacier for a spectacular free fall with views of soaring mountains, ice fields, and the rugged coast. The option to select between tandem jumps from 16,500 or 19,000 feet (5,029 or 5,791 mt.) means you can customize the day to your preferences and budget, and all-digital video and photography will arrive in your inbox within 48 hours so you can share your skydiving experience with friends and family.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD220.53
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Mt Cook Supreme: 4 Glaciers with 2 Snow Landings - 60mins

Mt Cook Supreme: 4 Glaciers with 2 Snow Landings - 60mins

This is a local, family owned and operated company based in Franz Josef, on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Husband and wife team Gus and Poppy started the company in January 2014. They still have their sleeves rolled up each day working their roles in the business and are both experienced pilots themselves. Our small team are passionate about what we do, to us it’s more than just a scenic flight. We want you to experience the real West Coast and would love for you to join us to see the rainforests, glaciers and mountains that form our incredible backyard. See the Franz Josef, Fox, Tasman & Shackleton Glaciers and fly into the Southern Alps past Mt Cook enjoying a two snow landings on our 60 minute Mount Cook Supreme flight.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD452.12
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Fox Glacier Nature Tour
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Fox Glacier Nature Tour

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Hike Fox Glacier Valley on a guided walking tour that explores glaciology, geology, local plants, and animals. Walking alongside a local guide is a great way to learn the natural history of the Fox Glacier and the surrounding mountains, and should conditions allow, it means you can depart the main trail to explore an area that many visitors miss.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD58.55
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Tandem Skydive 20,000ft from Franz Josef
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Tandem Skydive 20,000ft from Franz Josef

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Skydive over Mount Cook (Aoraki) and the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers on this tandem excursion from Franz Josef. Get the best possible views of the area and an adventurous experience in the company of a seasoned instructor. This 3-hour experience departs multiple times a day, allowing for flexibility of scheduling.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD389.67
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3-Hour Fishing Charter Experience at Franz Josef Glacier
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3-Hour Fishing Charter Experience at Franz Josef Glacier

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Go straight to the best fishing spots on Lake Mapourika without wasting time searching for them when you join this half-day fishing charter. Trout and salmon can be found here, which you can take home to prepare for dinner (if they’re of a legal size and in season). Enjoy the sounds of native birdsong and views of ancient forest along the way. The boat is fully covered for your comfort.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD104.09
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Franz Josef Nature Tour

Franz Josef Nature Tour

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Locally owned at operated family business. Informative small group tours with experienced nature guide. . Family-friendly and suitable for all ages & abilities, we cater tours to suit you, at your pace. Lots of information on glaciology, geology, geomorphology, flora & fauna, local legends & history.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: Franz Josef Wildlife Center Ticket with Optional Backstage Pass

Skip the Line: Franz Josef Wildlife Center Ticket with Optional Backstage Pass

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Learn about the New Zealand native bird, the kiwi, with admission to the Franz Josef Wildlife Center. Tour the largest kiwi hatching facility on the South Island and opt to include a Backstage Pass Tour, where you'll get 30 minutes of access behind the scenes. Your ticket also includes access to the West Coast storytelling areas and an interactive glacier exhibition. Buy your passes in advance to guarantee your admission to this popular attraction, great for all weather and all times of year.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD23.42
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Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

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This 20-minute scenic helicopter flight takes you soaring above Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier with a snow landing at the top — the perfect opportunity to get up close to a glacier in the South Island. You’ll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over towering ice formations before a soft landing in a snowfield. Admire Mt Cook/Aoraki, New Zealand’s highest peak, from the glacial summit.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD201.02
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Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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Fly above Mount Cook’s glacial icefalls, crevasses, and neves on a 40-minute helicopter flight from Franz Joseph, and see both of New Zealand’s West Coast glaciers from the air. Your route crosses the spine of the Southern Alps, circles the summit of Mount Cook, then touches down for a snow landing, with spectacular aerial views of Westland Tai Poutini National Park throughout the flight.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Tours

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Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour
"The staff and pilots are extremely professional and yet really fun!!! We enjoyed all our time learning how to walk in the ice and experience a beautiful new world! Thanks!!!"..."
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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
"This was without doubt the highlight of our 2 week NZ holiday. Absolutely amazing. Highly recommended. I would advise booking early in the day as the weather can change quickly from midday."..."
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Glacier Explorer - 1 Glacier with Snow Landing - 25min
"The most amazing experience, great local team, very knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks for a great flight."..."
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
"It was an amazing experience, once in a lifetime, loved it. Would definitely do it again. Would recommend for everyone."..."
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Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike
"Fabulous tour, friendly and knowledgeable staff, we were lucky to have great weather the entire time"..."
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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
"Seeing how much Global Warming has affected the Glaciers - which is more than expected. Being able to play in the snow in January! Flight was amazing. Thank you!"..."
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The GRAND TOUR, snow landing (allow 40 minutes - departing Franz Josef)
"The whole experience, helicopter flight, sights of glaciers, Mount Cook and landing below same on snow above glacier, AWESOME, do glad we did it, Sam our pilot was so competent, friendly and informative along the way. Thankyou"..."
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Small-Group Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
"What a lovely afternoon on lake Mapourika. Our guide Ariel was fantastic, he was able to tell us so much about the wildlife and the area and added much to the enjoyment of the trip. Really stunning place and great fun. Thank you!"..."
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Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight
"Expected it to be cancelled due to inclement weather however we were in for a treat, while I didn't get the full flight I booked it was non-the-less a fantastic experience and one I will do again. The team were friendly and outgoing. The pilot was pins on paper professional."..."
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Ultimate Discovery: 3 Glaciers with Snow Landing - 45mins
"Very professional and safety conscious operators Can 100% recommend, and decent value for an expensive treat."..."
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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
"Assigned a very knowledgeable and friendly guide (Becks). We were lucky to be in a small group, so we had much dedicated time. Becks brought us to a little island in the lake for a short walk to the lake "cafe"! Learnt quite a bit about the flora and fauna during the walk. Sandflies are not an issue at all once in the lake and on the little island. Highly recommend! Sweet ending was when quality photos were included in the package!"..."
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2-Hour Scenic Cruise in Lake Mapourika
"The beautiful scenery and our guide Dale was excellent, very knowledgeable of the area and had us enthralled with his story telling of the kiwi and more"..."
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Cruise & Rainforest Walk - Franz Josef Glacier
"Fantastic experience - beautiful amazing scenery plus insightful and knowledgeable guide. Dale's story telling approach to sharing the history of the area is engaging and educational... making the both the rainforest walk and boat trip so much more beyond sight seeing... tasting native plants was an unexpected bonus that has made the memories of the trip more vivid and special. Opportunity to see untouched, natural landscape. Thanks for sharing your experience and insights Dale!"..."
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Fox Glacier Nature Tour
"These guys a great , down to earth and knowledgeable about this wonder of the world. We will now walk in our great country , much more informed about its wonders !"..."
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Franz Josef Nature Tour
"Our guide Cliff took us through some areas open only to official guides, which made it a special and delightful 3 hours. It included a rest break with coffee, tea, and snacks. It was an easy to moderate hike suitable for seniors."..."
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Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight
"Our pilot was excellent and gave us a very personal tour and explanation of even how they were formed, Would recommend it to anyone,"..."
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Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
"A once in a lifetime experience for my wife and I. Brilliant flying between the snow capped mountains and spectacular walking around the top of the glacier. Great pilot!"..."
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