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Glacier Country Scenic Flights
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Whataroa
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Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Great way to see the glaciers and near-by mountains. Flight was longer and more comprehensive than the other larger companies we investigated. Friendly staff- very informative and attentive to our needs. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 31 March 2013

I didn't know these guys existed but were recommended by the guys at the Whataroa Hotel. Amazing flight up the Whataroa valley with a guided tour of all the mountains in the area. The views were incredible and the information great. Did you know there are more than 360 glaciers in the South Island? I can't recommend this flight more highly.

1  Thank Rueben S
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

The helicopter flight from the Whataroa river is a great experience! The value here is better than in "town". I recommend landing on the glacier it gives a perspective that you don't get just from the flight. The pilot showed us a lot of territory coming and going. Highly recommend the flight!

1  Thank AnnsTrips
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

Located just outside of Franz Josef and recommended in NZ Frenzy we turned off to explore this attraction. We were not disappointed. We went on a helicopter flight up to and onto Franz Joseph Glacier..landed and walked on the snow. Toby the pilot was excellent...very knowledgeable. The experience was so worthwhile...breathtaking...exhilarating and rendered me speechless....so so good. The snow was so crisp and deep and yet it was so warm as the snow sun shame brilliantly. This trip was well priced and significantly cheaper and better value for money than those advertised I. The centre of Franz Joseph township. Kevin the owner was friendly. If you are in the area this is a must do.

3  Thank Stb1106
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

If you are considering a helicopter flight while on the South Island of New Zealand be sure to check out Glacier Country Scenic Flights located alongside of the Whataroa River. It was the best thing we did. We took the Mount Cook Panorama flight that takes you up the Middle Earth route from Lord of The Rings. Then we climbed and climbed some more until you are seeing the Southern Alps eastern slopes. We then did several passes around Mt. Tasman, and Mt. Cook, and then passed back to the west coast for views of Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. It's a very low key operation with a friendly competent pilot that gives you a narrative as you fly along. I don't think you will be disappointed.

4  Thank Tramper49
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