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We pride ourselves in being more than just a helicopter company to us it’s a sharing experience, taking our guests into the stunning alpine wilderness of mountains, glaciers and rain forests. Treat yourself to a journey of discovery and explore the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers or Franz Josef and Tasman Glaciers capturing their unforgettable beauty.  The Southern Alps with Mount Cook and Mount Tasman are your backdrop on this majestic flight before touching down for a one in a lifetime snow landing, high up in our beautiful backyard. At Glacier Country Helicopters we are passionate about what we do, providing our visitors from around the world with an amazing journey into our backyard.
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Glacier Country Helicopters
The Franz Josef glacier is widely considered the jewel in the crown of New Zealand’s South Island, and there’s no better way to admire it than from the air. On this helicopter flight, take to the skies with your guide and gaze across the glacier from above. Enjoy uninterrupted views over Mt. Cook, Mt. Tasman, and the Southern Alps, and land on the glacier for an unforgettable experience in nature. Includes round-trip travel from your Franz Joseph accommodation.
  • Take to the skies for the best possible views over the famous Franz Josef glacier
  • Land on the glacier to explore on foot
  • Panoramic views over Mt. Cook, Mt. Tasman, and the Southern Alps
  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from your Franz Joseph accommodation
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Reviewed 5 April 2018
Truly memorable - if you are lucky with the weather!

We booked a 45-minute flight to include a trip round Mt Tasman & Mt Cook, but the wind made this impossible so we had the 35-minute trip with snow landing. As we were the first in the morning the site was pristine; I can imagine...More

Thank ChrisJS51
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile
Booked the day before and was Primo

Such a great experience, very friendly team and safety was priority. Our pilot Ben was very good, safe and calm and friendly happy to take photos for us on the glacier, we just got up there before the clouds started to roll in. Recommended for...More

Thank Nuahs Y
Reviewed 20 January 2018
WOW - One of life's must doo's.

Amazing. Just amazing. There are lots of companies doing pretty much the same thing at Franz Joseph but from the moment we walked in the office, we were made to feel welcome. The experienced from start to finish was simply amazing. The office, team, pilots...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 5 January 2018
Wow, wow, wow

Wonderful family run business. Reply friendly staff and although must be difficult keeping to schedules with the wether conditions they kept us informed the whole time. The pilot was amazing and very informative and the views were incredible. Even the ground staff were friendly and...More

1  Thank barrettg41
Reviewed 5 January 2018
Superb! Friendly, professional staff; and a stunning look at this amazing place!

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Glacier Country Helicopters. Check in and safety procedures were attended to thoroughly but in a relaxed manner. We felt very safe and confident despite hesitations of 2 of our party. Whilst awaiting our departure we chatted with the...More

1  Thank kirsti1961
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