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Mountain Helicopters

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Address: Main Street Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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An unforgettable experience!

Thanks to the team at Mountain Helicopters for helping us arrange a flight! We were visiting from Auckland for the weekend and the team were very accommodating and did their best... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vivianc21
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the team at Mountain Helicopters for helping us arrange a flight! We were visiting from Auckland for the weekend and the team were very accommodating and did their best to find others to fly with us. The staff were friendly and patient. From the moment we took off, it was an amazing experience we will never forget. I'd... More 

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Thank Vivianc21
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Having booked a 40 minute flight with Mountain Helicopters we received information to call ahead for weather updates closer to the time. We were told to call back on the morning of our flight, totally understandable. We totally got that the flight was weather dependant and were happy to accept that if conditions were not suitable then we wouldn't fly.... More 

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2 Thank Robbie S
Xaghra, Malta
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

It appears they strongly prefer to fly from Fox, even if they sell flights from Franz Josef. We got the clear impression we would wait many days if we insisted on going from Franz Josef. After reconsidering and deciding we would drive the extra distance and back, we called back and got the manager. She was busy so told us... More 

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2 Thank Soledk
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We had an amazing experience. Along with another family of four, we travelled through the mountains to land at the top of Tasman glacier for 10 minutes. In a snowball fight with my wife, I managed to get one to fall all the way down her front underneath her blouse!! Our pilot, Nathan, was excellent. After the second takeoff we... More 

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1 Thank Roger2dogs
Cambridge
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I contacted Mountain Helicopters on 15 January 2017 and booked a flight for 2 passengers for Scenic Flight C (to fly over Fox Glacier, Franz Joseph Glacier, Mt. Cook and for a brief glacier landing) for 12:00 PM on February 27. All payment information was transmitted and the only requirement that had to be met was a reconfirmation the day... More 

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1 Thank Lucien W
Lincoln, U.K.
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We opted for the most expensive 40 minute flight incorporating Mts Cook & Tasman, Fox & Franz Josef glaciers and a snow landing. We chose a perfect day for it, and it was a truly stunning experience. Complete and utter value for money!

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Thank thenickmeister
Southwick, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Friendly staff, very informative worth doing. Just a shame the weather wasn't better but that wasn't anyone's fault.

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Thank Patricia M
Perth, Australia
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437 reviews
168 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This was such an amazing experience. Nathan our pilot was terrific flew the 4 seater plus pilot Hughes 500 chopper with great skill. Views were phenomenal, plenty of time no sense of rush, landed on the Glacier and just loved every second of our 30 minute flight, spend the $$ - highly recommend

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Thank Jill M
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We did the 10 minute thrill flight over Fox glacier. Awesome experience. Professional and considerate service. Only problem is that it is all over too soon! Also commentary from the pilot was a little hard to understand, partly due to the simultaneous sensory overload!

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Thank choonbe
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

'One of the best experiences in my life' were the words that came out of my friend's mouth. We are travelling with her two kids and my daughter and I am petrified of flying (don't ask how I actually got here) and she and the three kids did the helicopter trip and I lived vicariously through the photos and the... More 

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Thank Marie S

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