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HELICOPTER TOURS LEAVING FROM FRANZ JOSEF 


The rugged West Coast of the South Island is an environment like no other in New Zealand. It's where the soaring mountains of the Southern Alps meet the wild Tasman Sea and where lush native rainforests give way to expansive snow fields and glaciers. The rivers of ice carve their way down the mountain side framed by ancient forests of the Tai Poutini National Park.

Nowhere else in the world can glaciers be found in such a dramatic setting or in such close proximity to the ocean, making Franz Josef Glacier truly unique.

Such incredible scenery needs to be experienced and the best way is certainly via helicopter. Join a scenic flight of your choice with the experienced crew at The Helicopter Line from the township of Franz Josef and take the journey into this beautiful landscape.

Looking for helicopter flights from Fox Glacier instead? Click here for options.

Be sure to allow 2 days on the West Coast of the South Island so that you have a spare weather day for rescheduling flights. It rains here a lot! 

Even on a nice summers day you will need a warm jacket and sturdy shoes for your snow landing.

WHERE DO FLIGHTS DEPART FROM?

Tours operate from the Franz Josef Glacier township. You are required to make your own way here. 

WHAT IS THE CHILD AGE?

  • Children are 4 - 14 years or an infant weighing over 15kgs.
  • Infants up to 3 years and under 15kgs are Free of Charge (FOC) and are required to sit on an adults knee.
  • Children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE FLIGHT IS CANCELLED FOR WEATHER?

Should inclement weather prevent a flight at the booked location the booking can be re-scheduled for another time or the same prepaid voucher will be accepted at any of The Helicopter Line aviation bases around the South Island for a flight of similar duration and price. If neither of these options can be arranged and it was The Helicopter Line who cancelled operating the flight then a refund will be given.

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