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Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices

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Address: Alpine Adventure Centre Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0793
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00

Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices offer scenic helicopter flights and snow...

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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We were unable to fly with other helicopter companies for 2 days due to the bad weather. On the last day at franz josef, we tried our luck with Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices and... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Ben T
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We were unable to fly with other helicopter companies for 2 days due to the bad weather. On the last day at franz josef, we tried our luck with Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices and were told that there were flights ready for us, on the spot! Lucky for us, the clouds cleared just in time without delaying any time... More 

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FoxFranzHeliservices, General Manager at Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices, responded to this review

Thank you Ben T for commenting on our "Awesome service". We are pleased the break in the weather happened just in time for you, without having to adjust your itinerary. The views are quite breath taking when the clouds open after inclement weather. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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199 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We booked to do a twin glacier flight with snow landing but for the two days we were staying at Franz Josef the weather was not cooperating. We heard helicopters on our last day upon awakening and went to the office. We were told the weather is not good enough to do a snow landing but we would be able... More 

1 Thank Vanessa M
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The helicopter flyby and landing on Franz Josef was one (of many) highlights on my trip to the South Island... and is not to be missed. Yes, it is expensive, but you are getting memories that will last a lifetime. You cannot pass through the area and not do this - if you miss it, you will absolutely regret it.

2 Thank Jason M
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We had heard lots of helicopters taking off and landing..wasn't sure if it would feel bit commercialised..but once we were up in the air and landing on the glacier all those concerns went away. The conditions were perfect..aware we were lucky. Flying back along the rainforest was spectacular. Pilot was friendly, personable and very professional. Booking was straightforward and it... More 

Thank AliH8691
New Zealand
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The sky was clear and bright, it was the second flight of the day, taking off at 8.30am. Very professional operation, friendly pilot. Spectacular views, smooth ride, a trip of a lifetime. Not to be missed. Just be aware that they might not land on Franz Josef glacier itself, this depends on the conditions of the day. We were slightly... More 

1 Thank BMLNewZealand
Tunbridge Wells
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Well we all know we cannot control the weather. I arrived it Franz, and the heavens threw everything they could at us on the day I was due to fly. No problem they kept me informed, got be booked on an early flight the next day and WOW what a great flight. I did not really understand how incredible glaciers... More 

1 Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We set off with super-pilot Jamie for a heli-flight over the Fox & FJ glaciers, took a cheeky look at the east side of the divide, Mounts Tasman & Cook. Landed in the sun & threw iceballs. Good stuff.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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733 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Booked on line with good correspondence. Well run and organized helio service. Late afternoon flight took off on time. About 8 minutes into 40 minute flight a check engine light had us return to base. Waiting for another helio to be secured the weather turned and the flight had to be canceled. Not an uncommon occurrence especially late in the... More 

1 Thank Howard P
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100 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We just landed about one hour ago from this incredible flight. The views over the glaciers and around Mts. Cook and Tasman speak for themselves. The entire operation was done professionally, from our first enquiry to landing. Our pilot, Matt, couldn't have been better, and this, our first ever helicopter flight was AWESOME! We lucked out with the weather, yesterday... More 

Thank Zvi C
Bengaluru, India
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Just flew with them an hour back and such was the disgust that had to write a review. We chose to fly with them (our bad) and not the other 3 operators even while we had our element of doubt looking at their casual approach but what disappointed the most was that we took 20min trip to fox & franz... More 

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