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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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Overview

See two remarkable glaciers from the air on a 30-minute helicopter tour of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Lift off from a helipad at Fox Glacier, then fly across ice falls, formations, and crevasses on your way to Franz Josef Glacier, and touch down on a glacial snowfield for a photography session. Departures are available throughout the day for this 30-minute helicopter tour of two New Zealand glaciers.
  • 30-minute helicopter tour of two glaciers
  • See Westland Tai Poutini National Park from above
  • Fly over Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier
  • Touch down in a snowfield
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Departure Point

Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast Region, South Island

Departure Point: Glacier Helicopters, Main South Road, SH6, Fox Glacier Address: Located in the township of Fox Glacier on the Main Street though town - Main South Road, SH6 Dates: Daily

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
10/1/2020 - 9/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
10/1/2021 - 9/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to Fox Glacier, where you’ll present this voucher for a 30-minute helicopter tour. Board the helicopter, strap in, then lift off above Fox Glacier, which stretches for 8.1 miles (13 km) through Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

You’ll see ice falls and rock falls from above, and get aerial views of the glacier’s path down the valley. Keep flying towards Franz Josef Glacier—the glacier was named after the then-Emperor of Austria when a German explorer spotted it in 1865—and touch down on a snowfield to throw some glacier snowballs and take the selfies of a lifetime.

Take to the air again for the return flight to Fox Glacier, where this tour concludes at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
The only thing better than one glacier is two glaciers, so why not experience twice the ice. Explore the glacial ice falls of the mighty Fox Glacier and the incomparable Franz Josef Glacier on this twin 30-minute helicopter flight from Fox Glacier. Each Glacier has its own different characteristics but both are magnificent and make for an unforgettable West Coast experience.  You will discover up close their neve and unusual ice formations - landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for superb photos, snowballs and memories.  It’s an adventure you'll remember forever and is often cited as a highlight of a New Zealand trip by holidaymakers
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Franz Josef Glacier
Steeper and more dramatic or epic vastness and more remote? Take our Twin Glacier flight and you don't have to choose. This trip includes a snow landing and the chance to experience two very different glacial formations. This is the perfect trip to encounter both jaw-dropping glaciers, Fox and Franz Josef.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • We recommend you bring along warm clothes, sunglasses, sturdy footwear, your camera and a sense of adventure!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • For safety reasons, we do not allow selfie sticks, drones, flammable liquids, lighters, iPads/ tablets and bags of any description on any of our flights.
  • We fly all year round, weather permitting. Please note: On Christmas, we only operate for half the day (9 am - 12 pm).
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Glacier Helicopters
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.

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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 and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier.

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SGontour
, Jan 2020
An amazing experience for both us and the kids. Unfortunately the weather meant we could only complete the shorter Fox Glacier flight but the views were stunning and the ability to jump out at the top and have the kids touch snow for the first time was absolutely priceless. Highly recommended.
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We did not get to go on this flight...
Sharon B
, May 2017
We did not get to go on this flight due to the weather changing an hour before we were due to fly. The lady in the office offered for us to transfer our flight to Queenstown as that was where we were heading. She did not offer to book the flight for us which was disappointing. We rang Queenstown ourselves and were able to get a flight booked there. This flight went ahead with no trouble and was great. Weather was fine, scenery was amazing and the pilot was very informative about what we were able to see from the air. After talking to others it seems a lot of flights over the glaciers don't go ahead due to poor weather but at least we were able to make use of the flight voucher elsewhere a couple of days later
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My experience was Amazing! The...
Isabel S
, Mar 2017
My experience was Amazing! The weather was Beautiful and the staff was very pleasant and cordial !!! I definitely recommend it!
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Weather is always the key issue for...
Bernard C
, Jan 2017
Weather is always the key issue for this great trip. It happens or it doesn't. We tried it three years ago and never made it up, but did, at last, this time. Morning flights are more likely to be get the right weather than later in the day, and ours left at 8am. Fantastic trip up onto Fox Glacier for a photo opportunity landing amazing, amazing views then a sweeping flight over Franz Josef Glacier before the return to our start point. The 30 minute trip isn't cheap, but, in our view, it's worth every penny. Highlight of our trip to NZ.
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288emmanuellet
, Mar 2019
La vue en prenant de la hauteur est spectaculaire . À faire absolument pour avoir une vision globale de ces paysages merveilleux

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