Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
- Scenic helicopter flight
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Following a pickup from your hotel in Franz Josef, head to the nearby Fox Glacier Helicopter Base to begin your tour. Take a seat in your helicopter and, as the powerful blades begin to whir noisily outside, strap in and brace yourself for the trip of a lifetime!
The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are considered by many visitors to offer some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Pristine ice fields, plunging crevasses and frozen icefalls lead from the glaciers’ towering peaks down to the valley beneath, and the scenery is truly breathtaking.
Take in panoramic views from your vantage point in the sky and listen as your professional pilot delivers informative commentary en route. The glaciers are the result of millions of years of tectonic plate movement, and their majesty and scale can only be truly appreciated from the air.
After a short flight, touch down at the head of either the Franz Josef Glacier or the Fox Glacier and enjoy a little time to admire the landscape up close. Pose for photographs, capture the mountain scenery on camera and take in beautiful views out over the icy terrain to the lower valley beyond.
When your 30-minute tour is over, hop back in your helicopter for the short flight back to the Fox Glacier Helicopter Base, then travel back to your Franz Josef hotel where your glacier discovery tour will come to an end.
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All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Franz Josef
- 30-minute scenic helicopter flight with snow landing
- Pilot guide
- Informative commentary during the flight
- Hotel pick up and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures
- Passengers MUST advise individual weight at time of booking
Reviewed by: Alex C, June 2015
The most amazing, spectacular experience! I just wanted to go again, it's not to be missed!
Reviewed by: Daniel W, June 2015
Absolutely stunning views as long as you're lucky with the weather. We'd organised to go to both glaciers but because of high winds had to settle for 1. First chopper up so we had it all to ourselves for a while. Also did the walks to the base first. Fantastic!!