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Glacier Country Scenic Flights

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Address: Whataroa, New Zealand
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+64 800 423 463

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It was a breathtaking and awesome flight with a perfect service end-to-end. This is a small family run flight business outside of the big operations in Fox and Franz Josef. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a breathtaking and awesome flight with a perfect service end-to-end. This is a small family run flight business outside of the big operations in Fox and Franz Josef. Highly recommend considering them for your heli adventure. Great offers and longer flights than the 'others'. absolutely amazing!

Thank statetrooper61
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

飞行员好帅,讲解很专业! 起飞地点在whataroa,是去Franz Joesph和 Fox Glacier的必经之路。飞行距离比从Franz和Fox长,途中景色也很不一样。穿越了Southern Alps,经过了Tasman Glacier,飞越了Mt Tasman 和 Mt Cook。 一生必去一次的行程,梦境一般的景色,强烈推荐!

Thank Allen L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had bad weather so couldn't see the glaciers (fox/Franz) but saw Shackleton Glacier & an ice lake & a look at untouched country - no other way to see these parts of NZ. Magic. Pilot was knowledgeable & friendly as was the owner - thank you guys! Also the valley where the helipad is operated from is stunning itself so... More 

Thank AnnaTWellington
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I think this is the way to go if you want get up in a helicopter to see the glaciers. According to the guide books and glacier country employees, their flights are cheaper than the flights out of Franz Joseph or Fox. I never verified this, but it seemed to make sense. What is definitely better about Glacier County is... More 

Thank Larry S
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

A Very professional and well run organisation. We had a fantastic scenic flight over Fox Glacier & Mount Cook which lasted 30-40 mins from take off to landing. The views were just fantastic. The pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable but also very safety conscious. As the bad weather started moving in, he started the descent back to base. This... More 

1 Thank Joanna H
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Kevin Hill, the owner, is extremely friendly and helpful. It was a really busy time in the area for heli-flights, but he was able to get us up (group of 6) for a 45 minute flight into the glaciers (with a stop on top). It is a travel adventure that you'll never forget. Thanks, Kevin!!!

Thank Ziggy543
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We hesitated, uncertain about on-the-spur-of-the-moment jumping into a small helicopter on a day when the weather seemed to be deteriorating. But off we went, and the ride was smooth, the views fantastic, and the experience unforgettable. Do it! We had read about it in Scott Cook's Frenzy book for South Island. We pulled out at the Whataroa River to see... More 

Thank LandCruisers
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The flight lasting 50 minutes was fantastic! We met a German couple who accompanied us! The ground staff were polite and helpful. Our pilot Martin gVe a commentary and took a photo on the glacier. Great experience and would thoroughly recommend it.

Thank Jen E
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The flight we took gave us a snow landing on Franz Josef Glacier, and a view of the other glaciers and mountains nearby, plus a fascinating ride up and back. The helicopter could only take 4 passengers at a time, switching the front seats between the ride up and back, so there's ample opportunity for lots of photography, out of... More 

1 Thank MartinWJohnson
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Like others we had no plans to do this but by chance we were taking photos were the helicopter takes off and they had 2 spare seats, so we took a chance. What you pay is an absolute bargain for the 30 minute scenic flight we did, taking in Mt Cook and the glaciers. My wife and I were in... More 

1 Thank EandR22

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