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Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight provided by The Helicopter Line West Coast

Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight
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from £252.24 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Arrive at the helicopter base for a 40-minute flight. Buckle up inside the 6-passenger twin-engine helicopter before the pilot takes off for the impressive Southern Alps, with a remote snow landing above Fox Glacier. From your viewpoint in the air, look down upon the gleaming blue ice peaks, crevasses and frozen rivers as your helicopter soars through this alpine wonderland. Listen as the pilot delivers expert commentary en route to the Fox Glacier snowfield where you’ll make a soft landing at approx. 7,000 feet (2,134 meters). You’ll walk with your guide along the main divide, which boasts impressive views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier. Back in the air, descend toward the coastal rainforests bordering the Tasman Sea before returning to the tour base.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3434FGL_HLF3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Scenic helicopter flight including snow landing (5-10 minutes) • Live commentary on board • Pilot guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
40m
Departure details
The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand Address: The Helicopter Line Base, Main South Road (State Highway 6), Fox Glacier.
Inclusions
Scenic helicopter flight including snow landing (5-10 minutes) • Live commentary on board • Pilot guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand Address: The Helicopter Line Base, Main South Road (State Highway 6), Fox Glacier.
Duration
40m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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.
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier
    Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand
    Address: The Helicopter Line Base, Main South Road (State Highway 6), Fox Glacier.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Fox Glacier
    Franz Josef Glacier
    Tasman Glacier
    Aoraki / Mount Cook
  • You'll end at
    The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier
    Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand
    Address: The Helicopter Line Base, Main South Road (State Highway 6), Fox Glacier.
    See address & details
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CJandMarz
3 contributions
Bucketlist worthy experience!!
Dec 2020 • Couples
Absolutely amazing views and Toby our pilot was very friendly and informative. This was a big tick off my bucket list to see the glacier before it disappears.
Written 31 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kia ora, Thank you for leaving a positive review! We’re pleased to hear we helped you tick off a bucket list trip. We’re lucky to have such spectacular glaciers right here in New Zealand, it’s great to see people enjoying them for as long as we still have them. Toby is one of our great pilots, we’ll pass your lovely feed back on to him, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time here on the West Coast. Kind regards, The Helicopter Line
Written 11 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rebecca Burgess
4 contributions
Breathtaking experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
What a really special experience, the staff at the fox glacier shop were so lovely and welcoming. I felt super safe and in good hands! Was a beautiful sunny day perfect for the first morning landing. Highly recommended thanks team :-)
Written 21 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Rebecca. Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. There is nothing better than an early morning flight, especially on a perfect sunny day. I will pass your kind words onto the Fox office staff and I hope the rest of your holiday was just as wonderful. Kind regards, The Helicopter Line
Written 13 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

peterpivot
Bangkok, Thailand22 contributions
Wow.
Feb 2020
There were no flights the day I arrived due to the weather however the next morning was clear ans sunny and I as able o go on the first flight for the day. The pilot was knowledgable and the landing and walk on the glacier were unforgettable experiences. Until you are actually on the glacier you don't realise how vast and impressive it is. The whole process was professionally done and I thouroughly reccommend this company.
Written 25 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, thank you for leaving us such a thoughtful review. Yes indeed, weather plays such a big part in all our tours but so happy it played in your favour. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the information given by your pilot and that the whole process reached your expectations. The Franz Josef Glacier is approximately 12 km long but when you fly over and get that snow landing it is absolutely breath taking. We highly appreciate your recommendations and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.
Written 12 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: The Helicopter Line West Coast
Lee W
Lee W
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What an amazing experience!
Wow! Wow! Wow! We had a perfectly stunning day for our flight over both the Fox & Franz Josef glaciers! Then the am
125ejm
125ejm
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Incredible - Definitely Add To Your List
We had the best time, as first we both were pooping our dacks with the thought of a helicopter ride. But Brendan on
heatherfs2019
heatherfs2019
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Once in a lifetime experience!
Helicopter Line had great reviews compared to their competitors sp we chose them for the heli hike at Franz Josef.
nzwestie
nzwestie
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Bloody clouds!
Bloody clouds! We missed out on the trip as the clouds came down low. I still gave an excellent rating as the who
iansD8192QR
iansD8192QR
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Help flight from Glentanner
Fantastic experience and a great pilot/guide. Good service on the ground by staff in helping us decide on the best
cassandraw224
cassandraw224
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Sometimes the weather gods just beat you!
We didn't actually get to do this activity because although the weather was balmy and in the 20s at ground level, t
Scenictourista
Scenictourista
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Incredible
We did first pilots choice today and just wanna say a massive thank you to our pilot Brian absolutely accomodating
Fearless530387
Fearless530387
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Extremely disappointed
We had booked this trip for Tuesday 23 February at midday. This was to be the highlight of our month long South I
becs132016
becs132016
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Spectacular
I went on the 20 minute scenic flight with a snow landing and it was breathtaking. Pilot Toby and loader Bel were r
cunnington97
cunnington97
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Picture perfect
We were very fortunate to hit Franz Joseph on a crystal clear, windless day! This is a very professionally run tour
608tinat
608tinat
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Highlight of our South Island Trip
This was something I had dreamed about doing for years. We originally booked from Fox Glacier but the weather was n
Kirstynicmal
Kirstynicmal
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World class experience
I was terrified to do the heli hike but I knew my partner really wanted to so I bit my lip and went anyway. The co
hoihoNZ
hoihoNZ
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Mind-blowing and an experience of a lifetime!
Our family of 3 (including our 8 year old child) had been eagerly looking forward to the glacier heli-hike for over
HungusKiwi
HungusKiwi
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Fantastic glacier flight
We did 20 min heli flight on 3 Jan. Loved it and would totally recommend! Sadly the weather wasn't on our side for
Eva10001
Eva10001
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Incredible
Amaxing unforgettable experience. Staff were all lovely and we were lucky to go up on a clear sunny afternoon. Pi
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