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Franz Josef Glacier & Fox Glacier

Book - Franz & Fox Scenic Helicopter Flights

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 and Fox Glaciers truly unique.

Such incredible scenery needs to be experienced and the best way is certianly via helicopter. Join a scenic flight of your choice from either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships and take the journey into this beautiful landscape.

INCLUDES:

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • 1 Snow Landing

DURATION: Depends on your flight choice:

  • Mountain Scenic Spectacular - Premier Flight: 40 Minutes
  • Twin Glacier: 30 Minutes
  • Neve Discoverer: 20 Minutes
  • Fox Glacier and Mount Cook [Ex. Fox Glacier Township Only]: 30 Minutes

DEPARTS [either]:

  • The Helicopter Line - Main South Road, Franz Josef
  • The Helicopter Line - Main South Road, Fox Glacier

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Non-slip shoes/boots
  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • Warm outer layer jacket/windproof jacket
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses

WEATHER CHECK:

Please call 24 hours prior to departure on 0800 807 767 (within NZ) to reconfirm you booking and again 1 hour prior to your departure for a weather check.

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.

Mountain Scenic Spectacular - Premier Flight [40 Minutes]:
The premier flight! Experience two of New Zealand's finest national parks and encounter the gigantic expanse of both the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Includes: Snow Landing.

  • Adult $480.00
  • Child $336.00

Twin Glacier [30 Minutes]:
Fly over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers and land at the head of either the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier. Includes: Snow Landing.

  • Adult $350.00
  • Child $245.00

Neve Discoverer [20 Minutes]:
If you're on a budget then this one is for you! The perfect opportunity to get up close to one of the glaciers and touch snow. Includes: Snow Landing. Please note you will only visit the closest Glacier to your departure point.

  • Adult $270.00
  • Child $189.00

Fox Glacier & Mount Cook - Ex. Fox Glacier Only [30 Minutes]:
Soar above Fox village and head to the stunning Fox Glacier for a snow landing before exploring the west face of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Includes: Snow Landing.

  • Adult $350.00
  • Child $245.00

WHERE DO FLIGHTS DEPART FROM?

Tours operate from both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier townships. The townships are just 30 minutes drive apart so both glaciers will be seen on on all flights except the Neve Discoverer 20 minute flights, which due to timing only takes in the closest glacier to your township departure point.

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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