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“Exhilarating ”

Mountain Helicopters
Ranked #8 of 17 things to do in Fox Glacier
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

I couldn't be happier after choosing Mountain Helicopters for a flight over & landing on the glaciers, The friendly staff provided us with such an exhilarating experience, The helicopter used gave it a real personal feel with fantastic viewing from all seats, I couldn't recommend them high enough.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Personal service. We did the 20 min flight which covered about franz and fox glaciers. We got a close up view of both along with an informative commentary.

1  Thank Maree H
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to have a flight booked for us as a surprise present, and it was one of the highlights of our NZ trip. We had an almost perfect day with deep blue skies and no clouds and little wind. The views were simply spectacular, we felt so priviledged to be able to witness the scenery from the air and then to land on the glazier and get out and walk around was awesome. The flight was simply thrilling and we enjoyed every minute of it, the whole operation was very professional. Would highly recommend as a must when in NZ.

Thank Jackyp955
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Although staying in Franz Josef we decided to travel to Fox Glacier and fly with Mountain Helicopters. This proved to be an excellent decision as most flights in Franz Josef were cancelled because of the weather. The helicopter only takes 4 passengers and they were happy to take only 2 of us if no others booked. Although we had to wait a couple of hours until it was good to fly we took the time to walk to the Fox Glacier and see some other sights. Two sat in the front and two in the back so all had excellent views as the pilot circled each highlight so all could get a good view. After landing on the snow and having our photo taken several times and looking around we changed places so it was handled fairly and well. The other reviews are correct in that it is a lot of money but well worth the experience. From our short experience of 2 nights at Franz Josef we found that the weather was clearer at Fox on both days. It was also cheaper than other similar trips but because of the good reviews we decided to give it a go.

Thank Christej_11
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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

My wife booked the flight the night before our scheduled flight. There's no point in booking early as the weather can change rapidly. The day before our flight it was pouring rain. The day of our flight was calm with crystal clear sky. Don't be cheap if this is your first ever helicopter ride. It was totally worth the money. The booking was simple. On our arrival at the check in, we were instructed on the safety procedures. We waited about 20 minutes before we were driven to the helipad 5 minutes away. We flew on the green helicopter. The flight was smooth and we felt safe the entire time. The pilot was informative and accommodating. The front seats had better views but the back seats were more spacious. We were fortunate to do a snow landing as the weather was clear and beautiful. We saw fox and franz Josef glaciers, mt Tasman, mt cook and many other landmarks. After a while, all the mountains and glaciers looked the same, stunningly beautiful. Overall, we had a fantastic time even though this was the most expensive part of our trip touring New Zealand.

Thank Vinh V
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