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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing provided by Glacier Helicopters

Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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Overview
Take to the skies and fly over Fox Glacier on a dramatic helicopter flight—one of the South Island of New Zealand’s must-do experiences. Combine stunning aerial views with an up-close experience of the frozen landscape thanks to an exciting snow landing. Walk on alpine terrain that’s accessible only to skilled mountaineers and pilots, enjoying an unforgettable, dramatic vantage point set high above the glacier.
Highlights
  • See Fox Glacier’s crevasses, caves, icefalls, and frozen rivers from above
  • Get amazing views of the West Coast glacier region en route to Fox Glacier
  • Experience an exciting snow landing and walk on the maritime glacier
  • Bring home gorgeous on-the-snow photos
What to Expect
Make your way to the helicopter base, meet your pilot, get a safety briefing, and then buckle up and pull out your camera. Lift off the ground and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of New Zealand’s West Coast glacier region before flying toward Fox Glacier. See a blue-white swath of snow and ice between rocky ridges, and a fascinating jumble of crevasses, ice ridges, and ice caves. As you fly low over Fox Glacier, get aerial views of its glacial cliffs and icefalls, and then touch down on a patch of snow that overlooks the ice field. Walk a pristine snowy slope that’s far from roads and trails, taking in spectacular views back across the frozen landscape and snapping some memorable photos. Hop back into the helicopter for the return flight to Fox Glacier Township.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand
Duration
20m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • What to Bring, Warm Clothing,Sturdy Covered Shoes, Sunglasses,Sunscreen and a Camera
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Fen L wrote a review 20 Mar
Mosman Park, Australia5 contributions
As two couples, literally and separately drove into town, Franz Josef, and booked a flight takeoff for an hour later... And got to land on top of the glacier, true bucket list stuff!!! The caveat is the weather at the glacier top itself, there is often fog and low cloud which
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Date of experience: March 2020
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1471945 wrote a review 16 Mar
Levin, New Zealand87 contributions15 helpful votes
been there 29 years ago and wanted rapid all again, because it was something really special, but weather was no good, and did not had chance to go. It was soooooo sad experience, hope you will have nice day ! sure don`t miss that!!! but there it can happened at any day and at
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TotallyTourism, Marketing Coordinator at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that the weather was not good enough for your flight to go ahead. Unfortunately, the weather is very changeable in the west coast! Safety is a top priority here at Glacier Helicopters which unfortunately means that we must cancel our flights when the weather is not good enough to fly. We wish to see you in the future with hopefully some better weather! All the best for the rest of your travels around New Zealand.
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Mahala Hall wrote a review 07 Mar
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The tour we did was amazing! Such great views and it was great to land on the snow and take some photos. Our pilot Eddy was great! She told us about the glaciers and scenery around and was also just good for a chat when we’d landed. Had an awesome time!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TotallyTourism, Marketing Coordinator at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a good review. Sounds like you had a wonderful experience with us. You’re right, the views of the glaciers from one of our scenic flights are amazing. We’re glad to hear our staff took good care of you, we will pass your complements on to Greg. Thanks again for leaving us a review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand.
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Lydia H wrote a review 06 Mar
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Our young pilot was awesome. We careened past waterfalls and rock faces like an eagle. The whole experience will be a lasting memory. Don't come to New Zealand without landing on Fox Glacier. I got a bit wet making my snow angel because the ash from the recent Australian
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TotallyTourism, Marketing Coordinator at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5-star review! It sounds like you had a wonderful experience with us. You’re right, the views of the glaciers from one of our scenic flights are amazing. We’re glad to hear our staff took good care of you, we will be sure to pass it on. Thanks again for leaving us a review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand.
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newhampshire wrote a review 04 Mar
New Forest, United Kingdom76 contributions26 helpful votes
Do it! The most fantastic experience to land on a glacier and then walk on the glacier! We saw first hand the effects of the Australian fires as some areas of the mountains were covered in brown ash from the fires. This DID NOT dampen our enthusiasm - it was absolutely
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there, thank you for leaving such a great review! It is an eye-opening experience flying over our mountains and glaciers at the moment, seeing first hand how events so far away from us have a direct impact on our landscape. We’re lucky enough to have snow-capped peaks all year round. We’re pleased that you had such a wonderful time with us and we’re pleased to hear our pilot did a fabulous job. All of us here at Glacier Helicopters hope that you enjoy the rest of your holiday. The Glacier Helicopters team
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368grahamk
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Absolutely Brilliant!
We were booked on the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier flight with snow landing. The weather was overcast and it was unc
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scotsmont
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Experience of a Lifetime
We had a perfect day for our flight. The staff very friendly and well organised. Safety was a priority. Our pilot G
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MPC28
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Great Customer Service
Sadly our trip didn't go quite as planned as the weather had other ideas - heavy cloud coming in as we were due to
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N3035DPjanh
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Wow thrilling
Exhilarating once in a lifetime experience, loved every second. Slightly apprehensive but need not have worried, th
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RosalynFrances
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Scared to ecstatic
I was very apprehensive about going on a helicopter up to the glacier but I am so glad I did. It was the most fanta
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Khalid A
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Flight to Glaciers
It was incredible. The staff at The Glacier Helicopters were professional and efficient. The pilot was very informa
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cmlmls
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Outstanding Experience! The Highlight of Our Trip!
This was truly the highlight of our trip! Having been my first time in a helicopter, their dedication to safety was
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LashyDavid
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Fabulous!
A helicopter flight on to the Franz Josef glacier is an experience not to be missed, although quite often it has to
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WamDy
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Top Notch!
We had an excellent experience with this company from the time we booked to the end of the flight. All the staff w
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RichardFV1955
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Great Experience
It might only be 25 minutes in total, (due to the weather we only went to Fox Glacier), but having never been on a
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KennyJ53
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A must do in Franz Josef
We had a fantastic experience this morning courtesy of Glacier Helicopters in Franz Josef. We have flown before in
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Peter S
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Novelty/pleasure of helicopter travel over the high ranges/glaciers of the central Southern Alps.
Helicopter Ride, Franz Joseph, Westland Courtesy of that special wedding anniversary/loved ones, we had a couple o
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Wmf13
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A great experience
Nice friendly people with a good safety briefing and clear procedures for loading the helicopter. Charlotte was an
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Katharina D
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Amazing Once in a lifetime Experience!!
It was a great and super amazing experience to fly over the Franz Josef Glacier and even land on it to step out and
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Happyaspigin
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Helicopter trip
Nat whom we met first was amazing, not only did she try and accomodate all our needs when we kept having to move th
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Key Details
  • Fox Glacier South Side Walk, Fox Glacier South Side Walk
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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