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The perfect opportunity to get up close to the glacier and touch snow. You'll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over Fox Glacier and experience the solitude of landing in this wonderful natural alpine environment.
With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways. Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.
Helicopter over Franz Josef Glacier
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Departure Point:The Helicopter Line Base, situated on the Main South Road (State Highway 6), Franz Josef Glacier.
- 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.
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Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight
- Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (20 minutes)
- Pilot guide
- Live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- Not wheelchair accessible
- It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.