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Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight

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    What to Expect
    Arrive at the helicopter base for a 30-minute aerial tour including a snow landing above Fox Glacier. Step into the twin-engine, six-passenger helicopter, where an open cabin ensures optimal viewing. 

    Listen to fascinating commentary from the pilot, whose expertise includes navigating the skies through the scenic wonderland of the Southern Alps. 

    Fly over Fox Glacier and hover above deep crevasses and other ice forms before making a soft landing in the snow above the icefalls. Capture the magnitude of the surrounding scenery, including views of Mt Cook/Aoraki, which towers 12,217 feet (3,724 meters) above sea level. 

    Explore its majestic west face from the air before descending down into the valleys below.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Helicopter Line Base
    Departure Time
    Flights are operated from 7:30am - 9:00pm (October to March) and 8:00am - 6:00pm (April to September).
    Return Details
    Flight concludes at original point of departure.
    • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5 -10 minutes)
    • Live commentary on board
    • Pilot guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 February 2019

    We had a great trip. Luckily we were a 9 am flight. We spoke to people later who had their trip cancelled that day as the clouds had closed in. We didn’t manage to fly round Mount Cook due to the wind but we did...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank moiran481
    Reviewed 19 September 2018

    So glad we decided to do this trip, it was absolutely amazing. Victor was a fantastic pilot and the scenery and snow landing was unforgettable. Victor was also a good sport when my children decided to aim a few snow balls his way! Thanks again,...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank burstybear
    Reviewed 30 April 2018

    The customer service from the Helicopter Line was brilliant from my first email to them asking some questions right through to the flight and the return home. Charlotte promptly answered my email and then took my booking without me having to do virtually anything. When...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    2  Thank dougq217
    Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

    Must try while traveling the west coast!! We didn’t get to see Mt. Cook due to the weather and poor visibility but was able to still land on the Fox Glacier for 10mins. Our pilot Victor was amazing and we all felt extremely safe. Very...More

    Thank G3760LUfrankm
    TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

    Hi FrankM. Thank you for your excellent review. Victor is an excellent pilot so we are thrilled to hear you felt safe and found our service professional. We do our utmost best to provide an excellent experience. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team.

    Reviewed 19 December 2017

    WOW! WOW! WOW! Awesome, amazing, a bucket list experience. The hightlight of our trip We took the 30 min Mt Cook & Fox Glacier helicopter tour - just awesome. Photo's don't do it justify, its too BIG to capture. We felt the breath of Mt...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    Thank DebraLetica
    TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

    Hi Debra, Sounds like a big tick off the bucket list! The Fox Glacier and Mount Cook flight is a unique experience and we agree that photos do not do it justice. The memories will definitely last a lifetime. We hope the remainder of your...More

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    27 May 2018|
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    Response from scotthean | Reviewed this property |
    from the west side of Mt. Cook. in a town called Fox Glacier.
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