Franz Josef Town: 3-Glacier Helicopter Ride with Landing


Franz Josef Town: 3-Glacier Helicopter Ride with Landing

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Fly by helicopter above the Franz Josef, Fox, and Tasman Glaciers. Take some incredible photos of the mountain scenery from the landing site.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Take a helicopter ride over the Franz Josef, Fox, and Tasman Glaciers
  • See some of New Zealand's highest mountains
  • Learn about the stunning scenery from your pilot
  • Take beautiful photos during the 15 minute snow landing
  • Admire ice pinnacles and crevasses
Full description
Take in three of New Zealand’s most impressive glaciers during a helicopter ride. Land on the elevated snow landing site to take photos of the spectacular views. Meet at the local partner’s office to check in and attend a safety briefing. Then, following a transfer to a private hangar, you will meet your pilot and board the helicopter for takeoff. Put your headset on to listen to your pilot's guided commentary. Fly over the terminal moraine of the ancient Franz Josef Glacier and up the valley to see the big three from above. The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are ice rivers that plug New Zealand's longest glacier: the Tasman Glacier. Take in their ice pinnacles and crevasses while flying amongst some of New Zealand’s biggest mountains. Admire Mount Cook in the impressive Southern Alps. Land on an elevated snow landing site to enjoy stunning views of Westland Tai Poutini National Park for 15 minutes. You will have plenty of time to take photos before returning to the hangar.
  • Safety briefing
  • Helicopter tour
  • Experienced pilot
  • Guided commentary
  • Headset
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Please check in at our local supplier's office 30 minutes prior to your flight.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Jacket
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Selfie sticks
    • Explosive substances

    Know before you go

    • This activity is weather-dependent, so flight routes are subject to change
    • A minimum number of people are required; there is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough passengers. In this case, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 21 reviews

    Review summary

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    Excellent trip, well organised, very professional and safe. Fantastic views from the helicopter across the mountain peaks and glaciers below. The landing was great with time to look around the glacier and take some photos. Dion our pilot, was excellent, a very smooth ride and lots of information about what we were seeing and where we were going, moving the helicopter around so all passengers could see the sights. We were even able to move the date to take advantage of better weather. Well done, highly recommend!

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    March 26, 2023

    our experience was very good from booking the trip, being advised that clouds were expected at the time of our flight. we were offered a different time, which we took up. a professional operation from admin, transfer to heliport and an absolute fantastic experience flying up to the glacier. every member of staff that we met were friendly and knowledgeable. we would recommend this company very highly.

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    March 26, 2023

    Great experience. Arron great fun and back stories. Poppy, pilot (CEO) awesome. So great to be able to land on the snow field and take it all in right there amongst the snow capped mountains that we normally only see from afar. Highly recommend going with them.

    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 398558