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The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)

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    Operates from Franz Josef (Alpine Adventure Centre, 29 Main Road, Franz Josef) OR Fox Glacier (Fox Guides Building, 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier). Report time is 30 minutes prior to departure - bring sunglasses, covered in shoes and your camera. Sometimes cooler conditions will prevail and our helpful sales staff will inform you of the temperature to dress for. Departures only in suitable weather conditions and at the pilots discretion. Snow landings subject to suitable weather conditions and at Pilots discretion.

    From our 4 passenger or 6 passenger helicopters you will view these mighty glaciers of the Franz Josef, Fox and Tasman. View New Zealand's highest peaks of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. We are the only 100% locally owned and operated helicopter company with a Department of Conservation concessions to land directly above the Fox or Franz Josef glaciers for the most prestine views of the Southern Alps. A rare opportunity to land on the snow inside the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

    Carparking, rest room facilities are available at all our locations right in the central CBD of Franz Josef or Fox Glacier. Be sure to confirm your preferred departure point (Fox or Franz Josef) as they do not join together - each base operates in a separate schedule. Children 4yrs and over pay just 70% and infants 3yrs and under AND less than 15kg fly free sitting on an Adult lap. Infants and Children must be accompanied with at least one Adult.
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    Reviewed 20 March 2019

    With some trepidation I boarded the helicopter ( front seat as instructed by pilot) and we took off. The experience was out of this world and Bill our pilot was very friendly and explained everything you would like to know about the glaciers, pools, rivers...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Barbara H
    Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2019

    Thank you so much Barbara H for your wonderful review. Great comments on our pilot Bill and we are pleased to have made your memories of a lifetime, with such an "emotional experience"

    Reviewed 20 March 2019 via mobile

    We had a once in a lifetime helicopter ride. The views were wonderful, we took so many photos. The pilot was very personable and knowledgeable. Its some thing we will never forget ☺ highly recommend this company and trip.

    Thank anna737
    Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2019

    Thank you anna737 for your 5 star review, i am pleased the views were so wonderful. Thank you so much for your high recommendation of HeliServices.NZ Fox & Franz

    Reviewed 4 February 2019

    If you plan to see the glacier by flying in a helicopter, you will need to make sure you give it another day to stay at the area. The reason for that is because weather up in the glacier changes very often. My group tried...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank fishh2016
    Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

    Thank you so much fishh2016 for your wonderful review. I am so pleased your group were able to with until the weather was right for your helitour. Thank you for noting our friendly, professional and honest staff as we do train our staff to do...More

    Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

    This was a wonderful experience that we will never forget. Our Pilot (Bill) was super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. We had an absolutely gorgeous day, and the snow landing was mind blowing. My two year old thoroughly enjoyed it as well. If it's In the...More

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    Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

    Thank you morgalfree for your wonderful review. I am so pleased your 2 year old also enjoyed the helitour. I will let Bill your pilot know your comments on super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable, and i am pleased it was such a gorgeous day. I...More

    Reviewed 19 November 2018

    We waited 3 days for the weather to improve and then we went on an incredible adventure in a helicopter up to view the 2 glaciers and the snow at the top of the mountain. It was like being in another world. Our pilot was...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

    Thank you Excursion564453 for your wonderful and detailed review. I am very pleased after patiently waiting 3 days you had such a wonderful flight. Thank you for your kind words regarding your pilot and I am pleased to hear your learnt some interesting facts about...More

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