The Helicopter Line West Coast...

The Helicopter Line West Coast Glaciers


35 Rankers Reviews

31 Face-to-Face

1 Helicopter Flights

7 Scenic Flights

3 Franz Josef Glacier

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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


  • Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights


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Angela Hall's avatar

Angela Hall

Ranking: 10/10

Wow!! That was the highlight of our trip!! Literally moved me to tears. Thanks to our pilot, Mike!! Weather was perfect!!!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Ranking: 10/10

The trip was cancelled due to poor weather. Received a full refund. They are flexible and accommodating. Employees were friendly and helpful to provide alternative options.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2020

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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 about 3 years 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 about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sarah Jane O'Reilly


Ranking: 9/10


Reviewed over 7 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 almost 8 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 about 8 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 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012