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Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

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icon40 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take a helicopter flight above New Zealand’s pristine Southern Alps and make a snow landing atop Fox Glacier. This 40-minute aerial tour offers commentary by the professional pilot and provides stunning views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier and the Tasman Sea from above. Appreciate the South Island’s imposing vistas, from alpine snowfields to the lush rainforests at the coast.
  • 40-minute premier helicopter scenic flight
  • Amazing views of national parks, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Tasman Glacier and the stunning Mount Cook
  • Includes snow landing
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
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Scenic helicopter flight including snow landing (5-10 minutes)
Live commentary on board
Pilot guide
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier 7859, New Zealand

Address: The Helicopter Line Base, Main South Road (State Highway 6), Fox Glacier.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Arrive at the helicopter base for a 40-minute flight. Buckle up inside the 6-passenger twin-engine helicopter before the pilot takes off for the impressive Southern Alps, with a remote snow landing above Fox Glacier.

From your viewpoint in the air, look down upon the gleaming blue ice peaks, crevasses and frozen rivers as your helicopter soars through this alpine wonderland. Listen as the pilot delivers expert commentary en route to the Fox Glacier snowfield where you’ll make a soft landing at approx. 7,000 feet (2,134 meters).

You’ll walk with your guide along the main divide, which boasts impressive views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier. Back in the air, descend toward the coastal rainforests bordering the Tasman Sea before returning to the tour base.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Fox Glacier
Fox Glaciers is one of New Zealand largest glaciers. From above you can view and appreciate the incredible natural phenomenon, towering ice formations and vast size of the glacier.
Pass By:  
Franz Josef Glacier
Experience one of New Zealand's largest glaciers from above!
Pass By:  
Tasman Glacier
You’ll fly over the Tasman Glacier on the eastern side of the Southern Alps.
Pass By:  
Aoraki / Mount Cook
You'll fly close to Mount Cook/Aoraki, New Zealand’s highest peak.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Totally Tourism - The Helicopter Line
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


Reviews

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star-2
Tour was cancelled due to weather...
David L
, Mar 2018
Tour was cancelled due to weather conditions and we were offered a cheaper alternative which we accepted and we got our partial refund 2 weeks later
star-4
An exciting experience but scary...
MRS E W
, May 2016
An exciting experience but scary! Your life is in the hands of the expert pilot. Superb views.
star-5
Apart from the fact that the day was...
Alan M
, Mar 2013
Apart from the fact that the day was perfect - no wind, no clouds, the whole experience was 6 stars. Weighing the people was a good safety measure; no baggage was another one. We were impressed with the pilot's concern for the other passengers when one of the passengers brought an ipad, thus tending to block the view of the others. He put a stop to it, very kindly. His knowledge was great, and this is one of the events where I'd say to everyone "Save your pennies and do this trip. Magical! Many many thanks.
star-1
Hi We were seated in the back...
Prioj H
, Feb 2013
Hi We were seated in the back seat behind the pilot and could hardly get a decent view throughout the flight. I have registered a complaint with your customer care team. Expected a lot more for the price paid! Would only recommend to others if they were able to get a front see in the helicopter.
star-5
Had to wait a day because of the...
Ian G F
, Apr 2012
Had to wait a day because of the weather but well worth it! The front seat helped but it was definitely the trip of a lifetime! The photographs that I took were fantastic and who would have known that a glacier was blue?
star-4
it was fantastic one of the highlights...
Dale P
, Oct 2010
it was fantastic one of the highlights of our trip . to see the glaciers from the air as well as the landing on them as well is something i will never forget and the photo of mt cook i took up there was something quite special .the i would like to yhank all the staff as well from the girls behind the desk ,the loader and the piolet they were all fantastic
star-5
Excellent. The pilot gave us an...
S Sastry P
, Feb 2010
Excellent. The pilot gave us an experience we will remember for a long long time. If you are going to New Zealand, do not miss this.
star-5
We were blessed with the most perfect...
Robert K
, Oct 2008
We were blessed with the most perfect day imaginable to take our helicopter flight to the top of the Fox Glacier. The sky was a vivid blue and the snow sparkling white. Our flight took us up and over some stunning mountains and glaciers. Our pilot was so friendly and kept us informed as to what we were viewing as he guided the helicopter up to the point where we landed. The flight and the experience of actually walking on a glacier on the most spectacular of days was the HIGHLIGHT of a wonderful ten days we spent travelling around the south island of NZ.
star-5
Our first helicopter flight! My 80 and...
Garry B
, Apr 2007
Our first helicopter flight! My 80 and 82 year old parents were with us and found the experience awesome. It was probably the highlight of our holiday and would recommend it as a must to anyone. Any age can do it!!!

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