Glacier Helicopters - NZ Travel

Glacier Helicopters

Glacier Helicopters
Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20-40 minutes from our bases at Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Discover Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and the powerful glacial landscapes. Glacier landings our specialty.
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Main Office: Glacier Helicopters Main South Rd Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

Distance from Town: Central.

Parking:Free parking is available on-site.

Departures: Daily.

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Help Notes: 

  • All flights are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers on the day.
  • We will accommodate wheelchair bound clients.
  • All flights depart from and return to Fox or Franz Josef townships. Both towns are so small, it is only a short walk to the airfield. 

Children and Infant Information: Children under the age of 4 are able to sit on a parent or guardians lap for free. Although we don't have any minimum age requirement, in general we wouldn't recommend taking a baby younger than around 6 months on a scenic flight, as the helicopters aren't pressurised and so it can cause pain in their ears during descent.

Available Activities:
Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing
From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this flight explores the ice-falls on either the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers. Experience the seclusion of a snow landing in this largely inaccessible alpine region.

Activity Start and Finish Times:  On Demand.

Minimum Numbers: 3

Duration:  Approximately 20 minutes (includes snow landing).

Fox and Franz Josef twin glacier

Explore the glacial ice-falls of not one but two glaciers – Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Discover up close their neve and unusual ice formations - landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for superb photos, snowballs and memories.  

Activity Start and Finish Times:  On Demand.

Minimum Numbers: 3.

Duration:  Approximately 30 minutes (includes snow landing).

Aoraki/Mount Cook Spectaculat with  landing 
The ultimate glacial experience – this flight tour covers it all! Glacial ice-falls, crevasses and neves, views from ocean to Alps. Cross the Southern Alps spine and circle the peak of magnificent Aoraki/Mount Cook. Get your camera ready for the spectacular snow landing.   

Activity Start and Finish Times:  On Demand.

Minimum Numbers: 3.

Duration:  Approximately 40 minutes (includes snow landing).

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