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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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  • Location: Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3434WHO_HLF4
Marvel at some of New Zealand’s most amazing scenery on this once-in-a-lifetime 30-minute helicopter flight over the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Enjoy panoramic views of the glaciers’ natural beauty from your helicopter high in the sky. Listen to live commentary from your professional pilot on route and gaze over the mantle of sheet ice and snow below. Land at the head of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier, then hop out to experience the frozen landscape up close. Pose for photographs and capture the glacial scenery on camera.

Highlights

  • 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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Fox Glacier Helicopter Base
Departure Time:
Flights are operated from 7:30am - 9:00pm between October to March and 8:00am - 6:00pm between April to September

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.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Pricing information

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Franz Josef

Inclusions:
  • 30-minute scenic helicopter flight with snow landing
  • Pilot guide
  • Informative commentary during the flight
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Joanne S, November 2014

Amazing views, well worth the cost

Reviewed by: Manoj M, January 2014

Quite an excellent trip

From GBP152.80

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Tour code: 3434WHO_HLF4