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Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices

Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0793
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Awesome Flight!!

It was a pretty day so we decided to try a helicopter ride. They told us the next trip would be in... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Bill Y
,
Seneca, South Carolina
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Just wow!

Highlight of my tour of New Zealand. Flying over the Glaciers and then landing on Fox Glacier and... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Sue C
,
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices offer scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. View Mount Cook, Mount Tasman New Zealands highest peaks. 4 and 6 passenger modern turbine helicopters. Private charters available. Easy to find us on the Main Street at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snow landing” (34 reviews)
“fox glacier” (32 reviews)
“grand tour” (7 reviews)
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Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0793

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

It was a pretty day so we decided to try a helicopter ride. They told us the next trip would be in 30 minutes. A the pilot took three of us up for a 45 minute trip with a landing on the glacier. The whole...More

Thank Bill Y
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi Bill Y and thank you for your Trip Advisor feedback. We are very pleased that your heli trip with us was so spectacular, the views of the mountains and coast are certainly beautiful from the helicopter.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Highlight of my tour of New Zealand. Flying over the Glaciers and then landing on Fox Glacier and walking on the snow was a totally brilliant experience. The pilot was friendly and informative and happy to take photos on the Glacier. We were buzzing for...More

Thank Sue C
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you Sue C for your great review. I am so pleased your flight has been the highlight of your New Zealand tour and you found landing on the Snow on the Fox Glacier a totally brilliant experience. I am very pleased you also found...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

The pilot make a very smooth take off and landing. He gave us a wonderful history of the glaciers. As a bonus, he was happy to take everyone's photos on the glacier. I'm normally not comfortable flying, but I felt very safe. The experience was...More

Thank Marym1461
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Wow what an experience. These guys are just so good, nothing was too much trouble, always smiling and happy. Even when they took your money!! It's expensive but it is so worth it, got to be in the top 5 things I've ever done and...More

Thank Llywellyn1942
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Wow, thank you Llywellyn1942 for your great review. I will be sure to inform our staff of your smiling and happy comment, they will be wrapped to hear this. It's sure saying something that you put us in your top 5 things you have ever...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were booked with another operator for an 11.00 flight - when checking in, they had a large group and shunted us to Fox Franz Heliservices down the road. We were concerned as our accommodation hosts had suggested the former operator. The change meant we...More

Thank Jim_bris
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you Jim_bris for your great review. I am pleased we were able to help get you in the air after the booking change from another operator. You also gained the opportunity to land inside the Westland National Park by flying with us, with the...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Its a must do attraction to go up in the helicopter to the glacier and land. Whist expensive its a trip that you should not miss. Our pilot Jamie from Scotland was very informativeMore

Thank john r
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you john r for your review. I am please you found our pilot Jamie very informative and thank you for commenting it is a "must do attraction". It is certainly stunning when you get to the top and take in what you just cannot...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Helitour provides an amazing view on the Franz-Josef, Tasman and Fox Glaciers. You even land on the Tasman Glacier to be able to walk on it and take some pictures. The whole trip was very well organized and we felt safe and comfortable the...More

Thank JV_Travelling
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

JV_Travelling thank you for your review. Thank you for your comments, that you felt safe and comfortable the whole time and the whole trip was very well organised. It is very important to us to ensure the safety of passengers and pilot is paramount through...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had a very memorable trip over the Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers. The helicopter ride was very smooth and slow, and by helicopter is really the only way to see the huge snowfields at the top of the mountains. This ride was definitely worth...More

Thank John G
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

John G, Thank you for the review of your "memorable trip over the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers". And thank you for your comment "This ride was definitely worth the price" as the views really are spectacular with the huge snow fields and tops of...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were really lucky to book with these guys as it wasn't a good flying day but they took a chance and we got to land on fox glacier and walk about. It was a really breathtaking experience. The pilot was very knowledgeable and the...More

Thank Denise H
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thank you Denise H for your great review. There are days when patience is required until the conditions allow for the perfect opportunity to offer a breath taking experience such as a flight over the glaciers by helicopter. And thank you for your comment about...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Fabulous 40 minutes took us up mountain sides, over glaciers and landed on the snow covered peaks. Stunning. We were lucky to have a completely clear sunny day. Managed to get wheelchair user into the helicopter but they could not get out with the rest...More

Thank vjbar
FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thank you vjbar for your wonderful review. I am pleased to hear of your "Fabulous 40 minutes took us up mountain sides, over glaciers and landed on the snow covered peaks" It certainly is a stunning region of New Zealand, especially on a "completely clear...More

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SummerLightening
21 December 2016|
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Response from FoxFranzHeliservices | Property representative |
Hi SummerLightening, You are correct in that the two glaciers are similar. Flight 2 Fox Glacier and Mt Cook is exactly as the name describes and includes a snow landing of 8 to 10 minutes at the top of the Fox Glacier... More
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Gayle W
14 December 2016|
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Response from FoxFranzHeliservices | Property representative |
Hi, we do not currently work with Viator so I could not be certain. It should be standard practice to refund if a flight is cancelled due to weather. You can book direct with us via our website and you do not have to pay in... More
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M-wonderer
24 February 2016|
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Response from tutupointe | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be a great experience for them. You don´t have to walk far at all and I am sure if you contact them beforehand, they will do everything to help as they are a very accomodating company. A bus takes you to and... More
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