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This was by far the highlight of our trip to New Zealand! It was absolutely incredible! My wife and I were driving through the South Island in a camper van without any real agenda. We saw signs in Franz Josef for scenic helicopter rides and glacier landings and decided to check it out. James at the kiosk was very friendly and helpful. We decided to do the best (and most expensive) option they offered, which included both the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, a flight around Mt Cook, and a glacier landing! Unfortunately, rain and weather rolled in, preventing us from flying over to Mt Cook. This was somewhat disappointing to us, although the flight was amazing, and Nathan the pilot was very personal and informative. We decided to ask if there was any chance of a refund, due to the fact that we were unable to see Mt Cook. We spoke to Therese on the phone, who was very understanding, and asked if we would come to their main office in Fox. We met Therese who gave us the option of a partial refund, or another flight, with no guarantee of seeing cook. We opted to take another flight and chance seeing Cook. As we waited in the office, they let us charge our phones and camera, and Ella the receptionist gave us tons of tips and suggestions for the rest of our trip. Finally, we boarded our second flight, which was unbelievably breathtaking! The sun was beginning to go down, making the views absolutely epic! And the weather had cleared enough for us to have spectacular views of the mountains, glaciers, and even a glimpse of Mt Cook among the clouds! It was one of the most incredible experiences of our lives! We can't recommend enough that you book a flight with Mountain Helicopters! Great experience and wonderful people and customer service!
We(my wife & I) flew with Michael in a Squirrel Helicopter from Fox Glacier, climbed over the Franz Josef then dropped into the Tasman Glacier where we landed for a walk around and some pictures with the helicopter and selfies with Mt Cook.
We then flew down the Tasman Glacier for a closer look at Mt Cook before flying down the Fox Glacier back to where we started.
Amazing views all the way. There had been a light dusting of snow at high altitude the night before our flight and Michael explained the fresh snow crystals enhanced the view!!
A fourty minute flight on the brochure but we were away longer.
Thank You to the crew at Mountain Helicopters for a superb scenic tour.
We had to wait around for an hour or so for another couple to join before our flight could proceed but we that was time well spent as it turned out.
I highly recommend this operator and flight option..
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How do I even begin to tell you how simply AMAZING this company are? This once in a lifetime trip encompasses the best New Zealand has to offer; from the staff, who truly are the embodiment of Kiwi hospitality, to the absolutely breathtaking views... it was, without a shadow of a doubt, the best day I spent on my tour of New Zealand! Easily the best value for money and an incredible bonus to land on the glacier and have photos taken (free of charge) with such an insane backdrop. These guys are so on point when it comes to customer service and that's purely because of their genuine enthusiasm and passion for what they do. The landscape made this an experience; the company made it a memory. Thank you so much for an unforgettable day!
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You need a higher score than ten for this one, we did the 40min flight with Nathan and it is without doubt the best thing we have ever done - brilliant, scenic, breath taking and value for money. Commentary was excellent, snow landing wonderful and Nathan was happy to take photos of all of us to remember this experience. Can't recommend this company, tour, and pilot more highly, didn't just want to take our money, wanted us to have a memory that will last forever even having us delay until the best moment to see everything this area has to offer. Just amazing if you're going to do a helicopter flight choose this company you wont be disappointed.
Took the 10 minute Fox overflight with
Nathan as pilot.
Great Commentary & Views
From the top of the Fox we could see
Good Value for $99.00
This flight up the fox glacier and on to Mt. Cook exceeded all our expectations. The pilot was amazing and very professional, when we come back for our next trip to NZ we must do this again. Well done and we highly recommend you and your team. Regards Ian & Sheila