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Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight provided by The Helicopter Line West Coast

Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier
    Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Franz Josef
    Fox Glacier
    Southern Alps
    Aoraki / Mount Cook
  • You'll end at
    The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier
    Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Departure Point
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand
Duration
20m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5 - 10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
28Reviews
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Tresbelle1969 wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand98 contributions8 helpful votes
Oh my goodness - this was just amazing!! Fabulous safety conscious staff. The most perfect day with not a cloud in the sky - saw Mt Cook and Mt Tasman as well as the amazing view of Franz Josef Glacier. Definitely recommend doing it!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Tresbelle. We are so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us and that you knew that you were in safe hands. Safety is definitely our priority when it comes to our customers. You must have had a very clear day as we don’t usually see Mount Cook on this flight, but we are so glad that you did and you enjoyed your time with us here on the West Coast. Warm regards, The Helicopter Line
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Chris wrote a review Jul 2020
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Awesome flight, Tim was the pilot full of knowledge about the surroundings and great banter had up on the snow. Amy took us through the safety producer and walked us to the pads really lovley girl. Made us all feel very relaxed and excited for what was ahead of us 😊 We spoke to
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from TotallyTourism, Team Leader at Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora, Chris. It sounds like you had a perfect experience of the glaciers with us here at The Helicopter Line. We strive to deliver a constantly high standard of customer service, we’re thrilled to hear that you felt at ease at all stages of your experience with us. What a great photo of your time on the snow landing! All that fresh snow would have been a highlight of your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Vicky, Amy, Tim and the rest of our team hope to see you back on the West Coast again in the future. Kind regards, The Helicopter Line
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Cathy T wrote a review Jan 2020
Wainuiomata, New Zealand47 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing!! It is hard to describe the feeling of being surrounded by pure white snow. Defo take your sun glasses it is so bright! The co-ordinators are fantastic. Everyone is weighed due to weight allowance for the helicopter. A super 'must do' experience and well
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. Being up on the snow is such a surreal feeling and the vastness of our National Parks cannot be comprehended from the ground. We do recommend taking sunglasses as even on a cloudy day it can still be quite bright up on the snow. We do load our helicopters for weight and balance. This is for safety which is one of our highest priorities. Thank you again for your lovely review. We wish you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast.
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Amanda R wrote a review Mar 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent views of the glacier and we landed on a snow field. A fun enjoyable experience. Helicopter pilot did not give a commentary on what was below which was very disappointing.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight
Responded 3 Apr 2019
Hi amandarobe, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you loved the flight but apologise that the pilot commentary was unsatisfactory. We appreciate all feedback and will investigate this to make future experiences better. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around New Zealand. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team
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Valerie H wrote a review Mar 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
We were disappointed the weather did not clear for us to take our booked flight. We gave Extra time in Franz Josef, and the staff rescheduled us three times, but it was not to be. We were refunded swiftly when we left Franz Josef.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from TotallyTourism, General Manager at Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight
Responded 3 Apr 2019
Hi Valerie H, We appreciate you leaving us a 5-star review, despite not being able to fly with us. Our team will always try and reschedule bookings where possible and we are sorry the weather prevented you from flying whilst you visited Franz Josef. You will have to come back! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around New Zealand. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team
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By: The Helicopter Line West Coast
Traveler747596
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Breathtaking
This was one of the most amazing experiences we have had on our travels. From the helpful team at the store to our
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bexnzwrangler
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Breathtaking experience
What a really special experience, the staff at the fox glacier shop were so lovely and welcoming. I felt super safe
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Kirsty M
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Bucket List Activity
I have wanted to do this activity for two years, since finding out about the experience through word of mouth in 20
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stevelR8185DG
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Steve Lockwood
My partner and I decided at the last minute to do the 20min Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing helicopter flight. We
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romanp950
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The Best
This was epic! We were looked after by Brendan, Nat and Greg. We had the absolute best time on our flight... memori
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amymouru
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Fantastic
Spectacular views! Such an amazing experience and lovely staff. Highly recommended! Thanks Brenden, Amy and Charlot
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Helen B
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Incredible!
Me and my friend had an amazing time! The staff was really friendly (Dre and Tim)! It was insane to fly over the gl
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clif471
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Once in a lifetime experience
Fantastic flight to the glacier on a bluebird day. Thanks so much for accomodating us last minute, will highly reco
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tracey11041971
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The most amazing experience ever
Wow wicked experience, wicked people, wicked day, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED special thanks to Pilot Clarke and Loader Bel,
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FlyingKiwiBakpaka
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Words and photos don't do it justice
So although the weather meant we changed last minute to the Franz Joseph Glacier only. It did not detract from the
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Gordonpix-gb
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A bucket list experience.
Unforgettable experience. Vicky and Belinda were brilliant, professional and fun, absolutely top service. Dion the
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hodgesne118
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Disappointing
Paid the same as everyone else on the flight but they sat me on the back seat between two strangers so it was prett
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SteveD4245
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Fantastic flight
A brilliant experience provided by a great crew. From arrival the ground crew Katie and Drey were attentive and he
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tburden50
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Amazing experience!
We had an amazing experience with the Helicopter Line and particularly Vicky (the manager), Amy (the loader), Kate
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Scott_mac28
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Twin glacier trip, perfect day!!!
Very lucky to have an amazing day!!! Perfect conditions for visibility and flying conditions... Friendly, helpful a
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  • Duration: 20m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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