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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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

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

Overview

The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are New Zealand’s largest and most magnificent glaciers, and many visitors find it hard to choose between them. This helicopter tour takes in both with a thrilling flight over snowy peaks and frozen waterfalls, and an unforgettable snow landing overlooking the glacier.
  • Fox and Franz Josef Glacier helicopter flight, including snow landing
  • Admire spectacular aerial views on a helicopter flight over the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers
  • Soar over snow-capped peaks, frozen rivers, and dramatic ice falls
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Choice of departure times throughout the day
  • Small-group tour limited to six ensures a personalized experience
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Franz Josef , Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast Region, South Island

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

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
10/1/2021 - 9/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to the helicopter base to board your helicopter. After meeting your pilot and listening to the safety briefing, buckle up for an exhilarating flight and take off over the Fox Glacier Township.

Soar over the Fox glacier, gazing out over the snowy landscapes, frozen rivers, and rugged peaks, then swoop low over the Franz Josef glacier, enjoying dramatic views of the glacial cliffs and icefalls.

Finally, touchdown on a snowy mountaintop and feel the thrill of walking along pristine snow in an area inaccessible to hikers or land vehicles. After posing for photos against a stunning snow-blanketed backdrop, jump back aboard for the return journey.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Franz Josef Glacier
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. 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 Free
Stop At:  
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
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 Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • We recommend you bring along warm clothes, sunglasses, sturdy footwear, your camera and a sense of adventure!
  • 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 6 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 helicopter is for max of 5-6 people, which allows for a nice view from any seat." See review

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Global Warming education and Play.
Serena_R
, Jan 2022
Seeing how much Global Warming has affected the Glaciers - which is more than expected. Being able to play in the snow in January! Flight was amazing. Thank you!
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Glacier experience
Lee_W
, Mar 2020
What a fantastic experience! The pilot was friendly and knowledgeable. Landing on the glacier was amazing awesome and breathtaking. Loved it!
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Twin Glacier
adka9006
, Apr 2019
We loved the helicopter ride despite the fact that we only did half of our originally booked trip (The weather was not very cooperative and we could not fly over Franz Josef). It really was the highlight of our honeymoon.The pilot was very informative and nice. The helicopter is for max of 5-6 people, which allows for a nice view from any seat. Highly recommend this company.
star-5
AWESOME. One of the many trip...
Karyn S
, Nov 2017
AWESOME. One of the many trip highlights and a MUST DO!
star-4
Great experience although the 30...
Lesa R
, Oct 2017
Great experience although the 30 mins when by very fast, but I think it is an experience not to be missed.
star-5
The helicopter flight is too good to...
kirstielam
, Oct 2017
The helicopter flight is too good to believe. This is the best part of our New Zealand trip indeed. The view up to the glacier is too gorgeous to describe. can’t recommend more. Special thanks to the staff Ada and Cameron, super helpful and nice. Love them.
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Traumhaft schön
Christoph_H
, Feb 2020
Super Team, das sich trotz widriger Witterung sehr gut um uns gekümmert hat. Der Flug war einfach traumhaft.

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