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Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Franz Josef Town: 3-Glacier Helicopter Ride with Landing

1. Franz Josef Town: 3-Glacier Helicopter Ride with Landing

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.

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What people are saying about Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

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!

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.

Fantastic tour, our pilot was informative. The flight was spectacular and the landing really great. We were only four passengers leaving amazing views for everybody.

I was really nervous but Megan and Poppy made me feel so comfortable I was able to take the flight. I now will never regret doing it. Thanks Nathalie

Very nice scenic flight. Staff very accommodating to change our flight timings due to weather