Franz Josef Town: 3-Glacier Helicopter Ride with Landing

Franz Josef Town: 3-Glacier Helicopter Ride with Landing

From US$ 305.47 per person

Fly by helicopter above the Franz Josef, Fox, and Tasman Glaciers. Take some incredible photos of the mountain scenery from the landing site.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Take a helicopter ride over the Franz Josef, Fox, and Tasman Glaciers
  • See some of New Zealand's highest mountains
  • Learn about the stunning scenery from your pilot
  • Take beautiful photos during the 15 minute snow landing
  • Admire ice pinnacles and crevasses
Full description
Take in three of New Zealand’s most impressive glaciers during a helicopter ride. Land on the elevated snow landing site to take photos of the spectacular views. Meet at the local partner’s office to check in and attend a safety briefing. Then, following a transfer to a private hangar, you will meet your pilot and board the helicopter for takeoff. Put your headset on to listen to your pilot's guided commentary. Fly over the terminal moraine of the ancient Franz Josef Glacier and up the valley to see the big three from above. The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are ice rivers that plug New Zealand's longest glacier: the Tasman Glacier. Take in their ice pinnacles and crevasses while flying amongst some of New Zealand’s biggest mountains. Admire Mount Cook in the impressive Southern Alps. Land on an elevated snow landing site to enjoy stunning views of Westland Tai Poutini National Park for 15 minutes. You will have plenty of time to take photos before returning to the hangar.
  • Safety briefing
  • Helicopter tour
  • Experienced pilot
  • Guided commentary
  • Headset
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Please check in at our local supplier's office 30 minutes prior to your flight.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Jacket
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Selfie sticks
    • Explosive substances

    Know before you go

    • In line with government recommendations and due to the enclosed helicopter cabins, a vaccination pass is required to book onto public flights
    • This activity is weather-dependent so flight routes are subject to change
    • Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough passengers, and you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    What an amazing trip. Megan was excellent with communicating to bring the trip forward to make the most of it before the weather changed. Gus the pilot was amazing, such a smooth flight with great local knowledge and history. Highly recommend this to anyone we had such a great time.

    May 16, 2022

    December 14, 2021

    A must do

    August 14, 2022

    Product ID: 398558