Tours & activities by MondoExplorer from Viator

  • Location: Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)
From USD $328.28

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Experience two of New Zealand's finest National Parks, divided by the imposing Southern Alps. Discover the gigantic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier snowfields with a helicopter landing at around 2134 meters (7000 feet). Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route. You'll walk along the Main Divide for fantastic views of the Tasman Glacier and Aoraki (Mount Cook) before heading back down towards the lush rainforests at the edge of the Tasman Sea.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Scenic helicopter flight
With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter flight is the ideal choice for sightseeing; allowing you to get up-close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways.

Aircraft:
The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
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).

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.

Duration:
40 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (40 minutes)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pilot guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions:
  • Items of a personal nature
Additional Information:
  • 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. Moderate fitness is required
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Glenda F, September 2016

New Zealand is full of fabulous experiences, but this was without doubt THE BEST. Thanks!

Reviewed by: Charles H, March 2016

We were fortunate to have beautiful weather, so had a fantastic flight!