HeliServices.NZ

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48 Rankers Reviews

42 Face-to-Face

9 Helicopter Flights

11 Franz Josef Glacier

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Information

Discover the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers with HeliServices.NZ

We welcome you to this unique part of New Zealand made up of lush green rainforest, ancient glaciers of ice and picturesque snow covered mountains. The Southern Alps of New Zealand include our two highest peaks Mount Cook and Mount Tasman incorporating our three largest glaciers - the Fox, Franz Josef and mighty Tasman.

We offer a range of scenic helicopter flights from Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, from a 10 minute “Glacier Flight Experience” to an all-inclusive 40 minute “Grand Tour” taking in the 3 largest glaciers and two tallest mountains of New Zealand. Join HeliServices.NZ for the experience of a lifetime.

We also offer deals and packages that can include accommodation as well as other local activities and experiences. See our website deals page for more information. We are easy to find right in the town centres of Franz Josef, Fox Glacier or Haast. View the Fox, Franz Josef and Tasman glaciers from our Fox and Franz Josef locations. Take a tour to Milford Sound from our Haast location (in under 45 minutes you can be at Milford Sound when departing from our Haast Base)

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Location

South IslandWest CoastFranz Josef Glacier

Categories

  • Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights

Business Times

8.00am to 6.00pm

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 44.

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S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

If you break the price down, it really isn’t expensive. 2 short helicopter rides, a guided 3 hour hike on the ice, with all equipment/safety briefings necessary, and access to the thermal spa after... the glacier won’t be here for ever and I think it’s not bad value for money. It’s not expensive, just a lot of money.
We could not have chosen a better day. Not a single cloud in the sky, baking hot sunshine and the views were just breathtaking. I loved the hike, squeezing between the gaps in the ice and walking though ice-tunnels. Very accessible. So fantastic. And access to the thermal spa later that evening made this day even more memorable. A really perfect way to relax after a day exploring. If you can afford it, I would highly recommend it.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2018

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Jozef Pinkerton

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A trip highlight. Worth every penny. Guide was very friendly and knowledgable. Views were fantastic!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Audeme Mechain

France

Ranking: 10/10

An expensive must do, amazing experience with magic views and fun.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

HeliServices.NZ - Fox & Franz / Haast responds:

Hi Audeme Mechain, Thank you for your review. I am pleased you found the heli tour with us an amazing experience with magic views. It certainly is a stunning and magical flight in the glacier region. Thank you for flying with us.

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Brenda Oomen

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

This was a once in a lifetime experience. We saw Fox Glacier, Mt Tasman and Mt Cook with a clear sky. Lovely, though it was very experience.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

HeliServices.NZ - Fox & Franz / Haast responds:

Hi Brenda Oomen, than you so much for your review. I am very happy you were able to see the Fox Glacier and Mt Cook with a clear sky. Very lovely is a good description.

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Fabian Rodriguez

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Nice personnel, very professional, excellent chopper trip !!!!!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

HeliServices.NZ - Fox & Franz / Haast responds:

Hi Fabian, thank you so much for your kind review of our staff and helicopter tour. I am very pleased you liked it!

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Markus Spitzmueller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Was just perfect - we had if for free, so normally it is too expensive for us!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

HeliServices.NZ - Fox & Franz / Haast responds:

Thank you Marcus for your review and for being our Heli Flight prize winner.

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Peer Krumrey

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Staff were friendly and the guide okay. However, the groups were too big so that you end up waiting most of the time. It was also quite a lot of money.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

HeliServices.NZ - Fox & Franz / Haast responds:

Hi Peer,

We only offer the scenic flights by helicopter with a pilot. The tours that include a guide on the glacier are with another company? (Helihike? or Ice Explorer?)

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Stefanie Menz

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Flight too short, groups should be split into levels - the guides are quite knowledgable.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

HeliServices.NZ - Fox & Franz / Haast responds:

Hi Stefanie,

We only offer the scenic flights by helicopter with a pilot. The tours that include a guide on the glacier are with another company? (Helihike? or Ice Explorer?). It must be another company?