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Land atop Fox Glacier during a 30-minute helicopter tour, narrated by an experienced alpine pilot. Watch snowfields and ice formations come into view as you hover above the legendary glacier, then land in the snow above the icefalls at the summit. Your scenic aerial tour takes in the majestic Southern Alps, with impressive views of Mt Cook (Aoraki), New Zealand’s tallest mountain.

Highlights

  • 30-minute scenic helicopter flight with Fox Glacier landing
  • Soar over the Southern Alps as you listen to the pilot’s narration
  • Ogle Mt Cook/Aoraki from snowfields above the glaciated icefalls
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Fox Glacier Village

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What You Can Expect

Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight

Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight

Upon hotel pickup in Fox Glacier Village, you’re transferred to the helicopter base for a 30-minute aerial tour including a snow landing above Fox Glacier. Step into the twin-engine, six-passenger helicopter, where an open cabin ensures optimal viewing. 
Listen to fascinating commentary from the pilot, whose expertise includes navigating the skies through the scenic wonderland of the Southern Alps. 
Fly over Fox Glacier and hover above deep crevasses and other ice forms before making a soft landing in the snow above the icefalls. Capture the magnitude of the surrounding scenery, including views of Mt Cook/Aoraki, which towers 12,217 feet (3,724 meters) above sea level. 
Explore its majestic west face from the air before descending down into the valleys below. Back on firm ground, you’re transferred from the tour base to your hotel.

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Customer Reviews

Lorna D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We loved this helicopter ride. It was well worth the money and we would have regretted not going.
It was a trip of a lifetime and the helicopter ride was part of making it so.

adlineal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

AMAZING! A Must do. We had no idea of how beautiful Fox Glacier/Mount Cook was. Such a wonderful experience, definitely recommend this tour.

Karen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Amazing!

Joy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

What a MAGIC experience ! Don't DEBATE it - just DO it !!

Steven S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Breath taking that's all I can say. Well worth doing.

Les O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

The whole experience was fantastic from start to finish

Chris B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Brilliant in every way with a very competent and informative pilot - thanks for a memorable experience.

sandy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Fantastic and well worth the money

C J Parker P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Awesome experience, helpful staff and pilot. Thanks.

Michael L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Family friendly staff and facilities. The helicopter ride to the glacier and commentary was first class.

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