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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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Overview
Marvel at some of New Zealand’s most amazing scenery on this once-in-a-lifetime 30-minute helicopter flight over the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Enjoy panoramic views of the glaciers’ natural beauty from your helicopter high in the sky. Listen to live commentary from your professional pilot on route and gaze over the mantle of sheet ice and snow below. Land at the head of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier, then hop out to experience the frozen landscape up close. Pose for photographs and capture the glacial scenery on camera.
Highlights
  • Spectacular aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
  • Live pilot commentary points out landmarks and unique features below
  • Walk out onto the snow after an exciting glacier landing
  • Bring home photographs of the glaciers and the stunning Southern Alps
What to Expect
Make your way to Fox Glacier helicopter base, then step into your helicopter for a flight over the icy landscape. Spot ice fields, deep crevasses, and icefalls far below as you soar across Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier; watch for the differences between the two maritime glaciers. As you fly, your pilot shares commentary on the glaciers, then guides the helicopter down toward the snow for an exciting glacier landing. This is a great time to snap dramatic on-ice photographs and to get shots of the Southern Alps’ beautiful mountain scenery. Following your time on the glacier, return to the helicopter for your flight back to the Fox Glacier helicopter base, where your two-glacier tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Franz Josef Helicopter Base
Departure Time
Flights are operated from 8am - 5pm between October to March and 8:30am - 4pm between April to September
Duration
30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5-10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Informative commentary during the flight
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures
  • Passengers MUST advise individual weight at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were piloted by Dion on this 30 mins trip to two glaciers. When you stand on the snow at the top of Frank Joesf Glacier, you experience the wow factor. The flight was very smooth and Dion was very informative. It was very clever how he produced the photographs of the trip
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Originally booked for the afternoon before but rescheduled due to bad weather.Next day 8am departure for 30 minute flight to Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Landed and walked on Fox Glacier after 10 minute flight over the Franz Josef Glacier. 6 passengers in total. Two in front
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Hi there, Thank you for leaving us an awesome review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that despite being cancelled for weather for your initial booking, we were able to accommodate you the following morning. Our helicopters do seat six passengers and are loaded for weight and balance. The landing is a special part of the experience, the view incomparable. Wishing you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast.
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This company handling of cancellation sucks. Pls avoid using them. My flight got cancelled but they did nothing to help arranging for another flight. We stay 1 night in Franz Josef for this and got to nothing. Terrible service.
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
Responded 15 Dec 2019
Hi there, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Unfortunately, the weather does inhibit us from flying at times and we are sorry that you were unable to experience our Glacier tours. We do our best to reschedule guests where possible depending on guests travel schedules and the spaces we have available. We will be investigating ways to improve our customer service when it comes to handling cancellations and re-bookings. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday in New Zealand and wish you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast
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It was fantastic n must be in to do list if visiting NZ Flight was very well organised n staffs were very helpful.
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Thanks for your review, we are pleased you had a fantastic experience.
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Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Awesome staff and pilot and an extraordinary experience on the glacier. Don’t think about it, do it!
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Response from TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
Responded 4 Sep 2019
Hi there, Thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your excursion with us. We strive to offer excellent customer service and are pleased to see this was reflected in your experience with us. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. They will be fantastic memories in the years to come. Wishing you a safe onward journey. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team
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By: The Helicopter Line Queenstown
Harvey
London, United Kingdom
10
Unreal Remarkables Flight
My girlfriend and took this flight while visiting Queenstown over the Christmas and New Year holidays. I had never
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Adventure675663
30
Bucket-list Adventure
My friend and I had a wonderful experience at the Tasman Glacier Walk. We were picked up at the Hermitage hotel
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Ian F
10
Wonderful Milford Sound Experience
When I got to the South Island, the road to Milford Sound had just been closed due to a meter rainstorm a few days
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Happy H
New Milton, United Kingdom
145
The wow factor
We were piloted by Dion on this 30 mins trip to two glaciers. When you stand on the snow at the top of Frank Joesf
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Cathy T
245
Bucket list experience!!
Absolutely amazing!! It is hard to describe the feeling of being surrounded by pure white snow. Defo take your sun
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Joe R
10
Glacier Flight with mountain landing
Took my two sons for a flight and it was brilliant. Hamish was our pilot - he was smooth on the controls and
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Vanessa Chance
50
Absolutely amazing!!
The helicopter trip to The Remarkables was an experience I will never forget! I couldn't recommend it enough. The
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Kelly D
60
Highlight of my stay!
I booked by flight 1 day out and was pretty nervous I wouldn't get to fly because of the weather. I went in to see
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cagechop
50
Amazing experience
Originally booked for the afternoon before but rescheduled due to bad weather.Next day 8am departure for 30 minute
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Darren
Arrowtown, New Zealand
30
Remarkables helicopter trip
Superb, not cheap but worth it. Views are stunning and Helicopter Line service faultless. Booking and flight
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