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Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight provided by The Helicopter Line West Coast

Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight

Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight
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from £186.36 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • 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: 30m
  • 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 30-minute aerial tour including a snow landing above Fox Glacier. Step into the twin-engine, six-passenger helicopter, where an open cabin ensures optimal viewing.  Listen to fascinating commentary from the pilot, whose expertise includes navigating the skies through the scenic wonderland of the Southern Alps.  Fly over Fox Glacier and hover above deep crevasses and other ice forms before making a soft landing in the snow above the icefalls. Capture the magnitude of the surrounding scenery, including views of Mt Cook/Aoraki, which towers 12,217 feet (3,724 meters) above sea level.  Explore its majestic west face from the air before descending down into the valleys below.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3434FGL_HLF4F
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5 -10 minutes) • Live commentary on board • Pilot guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
30m
Departure details
The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand
Inclusions
Scenic helicopter flight with 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
Duration
30m
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 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
    See address & details
  • 1
    Fox Glacier
    Stop: 5 minutes
    Land on the snow plains of Fox Glacier, get photos and soak in the snowfields.
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    Pass by
    Southern Alps
    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • You'll end at
    The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier
    Fox Glacier Main South Road SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast 7859, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Moira N
Larbert, UK45 contributions
Wonderful when you’re lucky with weather
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had a great trip. Luckily we were a 9 am flight. We spoke to people later who had their trip cancelled that day as the clouds had closed in. We didn’t manage to fly round Mount Cook due to the wind but we did Franz Josef Glacier as well as Fox instead. The company were well organized and the pilot was very smooth. The photos from the helicopter are not top notch as it’s through glass but you get a chance to capture some great ones when you land on the glacier. I think there are offers last minute which can save you quite a lot but you’re taking a chance they’ll be fully booked. It would depend on your budget and how much you really want to experience this. We’re glad we had this experience and would recommend the company.
Written 5 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

burstybear
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
Amazing experience!
Sep 2018
So glad we decided to do this trip, it was absolutely amazing. Victor was a fantastic pilot and the scenery and snow landing was unforgettable. Victor was also a good sport when my children decided to aim a few snow balls his way! Thanks again, you've helped make our NZ adventure extra special.
Written 19 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Homesometimes
Highton, Australia60 contributions
Awesome way to start a day
Apr 2018 • Solo
The customer service from the Helicopter Line was brilliant from my first email to them asking some questions right through to the flight and the return home. Charlotte promptly answered my email and then took my booking without me having to do virtually anything. When I arrived for my flight I was a bit early and Vicki asked if I wanted to go on the next one whilst the weather was good and assured me that I would have the front seat. I jumped at it. The flight was awesome, the pilot was great and we had plenty of time on the ice at the top of the glacier. The pilot even performed a special bank so that I could get a photo of a waterfall that disappeared beneath the glacier. You couldn't wipe the smile from my face. Everything just happened so easily and with no fuss. If you are thinking about doing a flight, and you should, then use these guys.
Written 30 April 2018
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Frank M
San Francisco, CA42 contributions
Wow! Most amazing ride ever!!
Must try while traveling the west coast!! We didn’t get to see Mt. Cook due to the weather and poor visibility but was able to still land on the Fox Glacier for 10mins. Our pilot Victor was amazing and we all felt extremely safe. Very professional company. Had a blast and would do it again in a heartbeat!
Written 28 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi FrankM. Thank you for your excellent review. Victor is an excellent pilot so we are thrilled to hear you felt safe and found our service professional. We do our utmost best to provide an excellent experience. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team.
Written 31 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DebraLetica
Perth, Australia165 contributions
MT COOK & FOX GLACIER - HIGHTLIGHT OF OUR TRIP
Dec 2017 • Couples
WOW! WOW! WOW! Awesome, amazing, a bucket list experience. The hightlight of our trip We took the 30 min Mt Cook & Fox Glacier helicopter tour - just awesome. Photo's don't do it justify, its too BIG to capture. We felt the breath of Mt Cook & landed on top of Fox Glacier - just amazing. It will be a memory of a life time!
Written 19 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Debra, Sounds like a big tick off the bucket list! The Fox Glacier and Mount Cook flight is a unique experience and we agree that photos do not do it justice. The memories will definitely last a lifetime. We hope the remainder of your holiday was equally as enjoyable as your flight with us, The West Coast Team
Written 4 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

scotthean
West Vancouver, Canada95 contributions
Simply fantastic
Nov 2017 • Couples
My wife and I took the Mt. Cook/Fox Glacier 30 minute experience with Victor as our pilot. Weather couldn’t have been better...CAVU (yes, I am a former commercial pilot) and certainly warm will walking on the Glacier. Victor was a font of knowledge about the area, the weather and flying. This trip, while expensive is de&initely value for money. And Victor had a surprise waiting which I won’t spoil by telling you what it was.

Go for it...you won’t be disappointed.
Written 29 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Scott, Your review is greatly appreciated and you have some awesome feedback for us. Victor will be pleased to know you found his knowledge informative and his flight enjoyable. The surprise is a little something extra that makes each flight special and unique. We hope the remainder of your journey was as fantastic as your flight with us. Kind regards, The West Coast Team.
Written 13 December 2017
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
CJandMarz
CJandMarz
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Bucketlist worthy experience!!
Absolutely amazing views and Toby our pilot was very friendly and informative. This was a big tick off my bucket li
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