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The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)

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Franz Josef / Waiau, New Zealand
The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)

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

Overview

This short helicopter tour offers the unique opportunity to get close to two of New Zealand’s iconic glaciers, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Fly by some of the region’s many natural wonders, including Mount Tasman, Aoraki Mount Cook and Tasman Glacier, and make the most of incredible photo opportunities. This tour is operated by the only local company with Government permission to land on the snow inside Westland Tai Poutini National Park – you won’t get this chance with anyone else.
  • Your photos won’t be crowded with strangers on this small-group tour
  • A great family adventure: children under 13 years old fly for 30% off
  • Centrally-located departure points in Franz Josef and Fox Glacier
  • If you’re driving, carparks are available at both departure points
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Departure Point

29 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand

Alpine Adventure Centre, 29 Main Road, Franz Josef 7856, West Coast

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand

Fox Guides Building, 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, West Coast

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
  • OPERATED BY HeliServices.NZ Fox & Franz
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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Grand Tour Review
Sandy_L
, Feb 2021
Our pilot was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the trip was just stunning as the weather was perfect!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you so much Sandy_L for your fantastic rating and wonderful feedback. Great to hear you trip was so stunning!
star-5
Grand Glaciers!
Bonniehall978
, Feb 2020
We were scheduled to fly in the morning but it was clouded over so they rescheduled all their flights for later when it cleared...so accommodating for our limited time window. It cleared and we have the MOST AMAZING flight up and over the glaciers...did a landing for photos and a few snowballs! Would highly recommend this tour...it was a top shelf experience!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you Bonnie... for your excellent review. I am pleased we were able to hold off until conditions were clear and safe for your heli flight and snow landing. I especially love your comment "A top shelf experience!" Thank you for the team at HeliServices.NZ
star-5
Wow and wow again
pamboz
, Feb 2020
Was the flight experience of a lifetime. We were really lucky with the weather, clear blue skies, when previous and following days were cloudy. Landing on the snowy plateau was amazing.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you pamboz for your awesome review and 5 star rating. Fantastic to hear your heli flight with HeliServices.NZ was a "flight experience of a lifetime" and you had a perfect weather day.
star-4
If only weather would cooperate
Bob_K
, Oct 2019
We actually did not get a grand tour. The weather was a bit miserable today. We had to wait for some kind of clearing even to go up at all. In the end We managed to tour Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. We touched down on Fox for just a bit as the weather was closing in again. I have to say the pilot and the folks at the agency did nice job under bad conditions. We were promptly refunded the difference form the Grand Tour price to the tour we actually got.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you Robert K for your kind review and star rating. It can certainly be changing conditions on any day and always erring on the side of caution makes for a safe and enjoyable flight. Thank you so much for your comments for our staff and pilot, it is important to HeliServices.NZ you only pay for what you get to expetience. It would have been a bonus to complete the Grand Tour and we would have been so pleased to show it to you.

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