Glacier Helicopters

Glacier Helicopters


50 Rankers Reviews

43 Face-to-Face

17 Scenic Flights

8 Franz Josef Glacier

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Enjoy a spectacular helicopter flight and snow landing on the Franz Josef Glacier!

Glacier Helicopters fly from both Franz Josef and Fox Glacier villages - from our helibases located on the Main Road of each village.

Two of the world's most accessible glaciers, the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier lie between New Zealand's rugged and remote West Coast, and the vast Southern Alps.

We offer glacier snow landings and breathtaking scenic flights over some of New Zealand's most spectacular natural wonders, including a flight around Mount Cook.

Experience and see New Zealand's majestic and pristine alpine glacier landscape with us!

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Totally Tourism

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South IslandWest CoastFranz Josef Glacier


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Manu Liberta


Ranking: 10/10

A very amazing experience in the helicopter of the Franz Josef Glacier!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Faye Kokolakis


Ranking: 10/10

The Franz Josef Glacier helicopters staff were all friendly and helpful especially Ada. The pilot Benjamin had many years of experience and was friendly and professional.
The staff at the Fox Glacier helicopters office were also very helpful with advice about booking our scenic flight. Would definitely recommend this company!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Peter Hodgson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Best thing we have ever done in New Zealand. Leaves out of the Fox Glacier area. 30 minute flight and landing on the glacier. So rad!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Julian Roots

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

This trip was on our bucket list and we weren't disappointed. Franz Joseph township appears to simply serve the heliport which is a hive of activity. Not sure exactly why we chose this firm but certainly glad we did. Excellent front of house and safety talk. Reasonably modern helicopter and knowledgeable pilot. We chose the longer trip around Mt Cook and then landing on Fox glacier. This was a definite highlight of our holiday and although expensive on the face of it, it was a truly priceless experience.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Kali Lohman


Ranking: 8/10

Weather not good enough for a heli-hike so we opted for a scenic flight with snow landing and really loved it. Awesome overview of the area.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mike & Jennie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Helicopter flight over Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Good efficient service, friendly staff and good value.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ranking: 10/10

Very nice people, good explanations - I thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rick Moth

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very professional operation, felt in safe hands and the pilot was very knowledgeable about the area around the glaciers and Mt Cook. Would recommend.

Reviewed over 10 years ago