The Helicopter Line West Coast...

The Helicopter Line West Coast Glaciers



33 Rankers Reviews

31 Face-to-Face

9 Scenic Flights

2 Helicopter Flights

6 Franz Josef Glacier




Discover the gigantic expanse of the Franz Josef Glacier and the spectacular surrounding alpine landscape!

The Helicopter Line 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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South IslandWest CoastFranz Josef Glacier


  • Scenic Flights
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Vicki Hoskinson


Ranking: 10/10

Sadly due to torrential rain on the west coast this booking was cancelled but because of these guys and girls we were warned to keep moving up the coast as the weather was closing in. So they deserve a 10 for giving the best advise. Cheers people

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Patricia Trigo


Ranking: 10/10

Easy walk because you use crampons to walk on the ice! Stunning landscape! Guides are very friendly and a unique experience!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sarah Jane O'Reilly


Ranking: 9/10


Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Anne and Steve Bartlett


Ranking: 10/10

Heli hike on Franz Josef. Amazing scenery, great helicopter ride. Friendly staff and informative guide. Expensive but worth it.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Matusala Habtemariam


Ranking: 8/10

Good pilot, nice helicopter. Wong information on the booking, booked into Fox glacier and ended up flying from Franz Joseph glacier.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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D Pieter


Ranking: 8/10

4 hour tour on the glaciers with helicopter dropoff. Very spectacular and good tour. It was pricey $299pp.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Meryem Buchwitz


Ranking: 7/10

Tour did not take as long as indicated, group size too big.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Margreet Hanemaaijer


Ranking: 9/10

Great experience, great guide but expensive, $395 per person. Not suitable for unfit people, look for discount vouchers in magazines, brochures and at i-sites.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012