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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Land atop Fox Glacier during a 30-minute helicopter tour, narrated by an experienced alpine pilot. Watch snowfields and ice formations come into view as you hover above the legendary glacier, then land in the snow above the icefalls at the summit. Your scenic aerial tour takes in the majestic Southern Alps, with impressive views of Mt Cook (Aoraki), New Zealand’s tallest mountain.
  • 30-minute scenic helicopter flight with Fox Glacier landing
  • Soar over the Southern Alps as you listen to the pilot’s narration
  • Ogle Mt Cook/Aoraki from snowfields above the glaciated icefalls
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Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5 -10 minutes)
Live commentary on board
Pilot guide
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Arrive at the helicopter base for a 30-minute aerial tour including a snow landing above Fox Glacier. Step into the twin-engine, six-passenger helicopter, where an open cabin ensures optimal viewing. 

Listen to fascinating commentary from the pilot, whose expertise includes navigating the skies through the scenic wonderland of the Southern Alps. 

Fly over Fox Glacier and hover above deep crevasses and other ice forms before making a soft landing in the snow above the icefalls. Capture the magnitude of the surrounding scenery, including views of Mt Cook/Aoraki, which towers 12,217 feet (3,724 meters) above sea level. 

Explore its majestic west face from the air before descending down into the valleys below.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fox Glacier
Land on the snow plains of Fox Glacier, get photos and soak in the snowfields.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Southern Alps
Soar along the Southern Alps.
Pass By:  
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Take in New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Mt Cook before descending into the valleys below.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight.

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  • "Such a unique perspective and definitely worth doing even if you can't perform a landing." See review

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star-5
So flexible due to bad weather. Such a...
gavinricho
, Sep 2018
So flexible due to bad weather. Such a unique perspective and definitely worth doing even if you can't perform a landing. Breathtakingly spectacular. Very friendly and accommodating guys
star-5
This was on my husbands bucket list and...
Margaret H
, Aug 2017
This was on my husbands bucket list and he just loved it.
star-4
For the scenery and the experience...
Terence_M
, Apr 2017
For the scenery and the experience it would have been a five! The pilot expertly manoeuvres the helicopter to try and give all the passengers a good view whilst maintaining a commentary. My reason for knocking a star off and marking the trip 4 out if 5 is just that 30 minutes is not long enough to take it all in. It just felt a wee bit rushed if you were trying to take photos on the flight. Yes, the trip is well worth taking. My advice.... film/video record the scenery whilst in flight. There's plenty of time on the glacier for photos.
star-5
We loved this helicopter ride. It...
Lorna D
, Apr 2016
We loved this helicopter ride. It was well worth the money and we would have regretted not going. It was a trip of a lifetime and the helicopter ride was part of making it so.
star-5
AMAZING! A Must do. We had no idea...
adlineal
, May 2015
AMAZING! A Must do. We had no idea of how beautiful Fox Glacier/Mount Cook was. Such a wonderful experience, definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
What a MAGIC experience ! Don't DEBATE...
Joy B
, Jun 2014
What a MAGIC experience ! Don't DEBATE it - just DO it !!
star-5
Breath taking that's all I can say...
Steven S
, Feb 2014
Breath taking that's all I can say. Well worth doing.
star-4
Cool , cool ,cool ! Get near a...
Jane B
, Aug 2013
Cool , cool ,cool ! Get near a window and take photos of absolutely everything . Listen to the pilot . Enjoy
star-5
Brilliant in every way with a very...
Chris B
, Feb 2013
Brilliant in every way with a very competent and informative pilot - thanks for a memorable experience.
star-5
Awesome experience, helpful staff and...
C J Parker P
, May 2012
Awesome experience, helpful staff and pilot. Thanks.

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