Ultimate Explorer - 45mins 3 Glaciers Scenic Flight

Experience the magnificent glacial landscape of Franz Josef and the Southern Alps with a 15 minute snow landing!

Highlights

  • Take in the magnificent views over Franz Josef Glacier and the Southern Alps
  • Enjoy a 15 minute snow landing to fully experience the alpine landscape
  • Incredible photo opportunities
  • An unforgettable adventure for the whole family to enjoy

Our friendly team welcome you aboard our helicopters for an unforgettable experience flying over the stunning glacial landscape of Franz Josef including a 15 minute snow landing.

We are a family owned and operated company who are passionate about what we do and we look forward to showing you the glaciers, rainforests and mountains that form our incredible back yard.

The Ultimate Explorer flight includes views over Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, and Tasman Glacier, Southern Alps and across Main Divide, Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

You’ll be flying in one of our two great types of machines either an AS350 B2 Squirrel or MD520 Notar, we take off from our private helipad and you are in capable hands with our experienced pilots (often with Gus our owner operator). Get up close with the local glaciers including the Franz Josef, Fox & Tasman depending on your flight choice, you’ll be amazed at the size of them and their crevasses, fly amongst the Southern Alps before a snow landing with plenty of time for photos, snowballs and to admire the views from the Tasman Sea to Mt Cook.

Adult $495.00
Child $395.00 (Aged 3 - 16 years)

What's included

  • 45 minute helicopter flight - including snow landing

Duration

  • Allow 90 minutes for the whole activity

Location

  • Check in 30 minutes before departure - 10 Main Road, West Coast 7886, New Zealand.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please Note: The flight time includes a 15 minute snow landing. During the Summer season snow is not fresh and there is not always snow on the landing site for the Glacier Explorer flight we do our best to get you to the best location for snow photos.

    Infants (under 3 years) can fly free of charge when booking with two adults if space allows, maximum of one infant per flight, sitting on a parents knee - please make note of infants travelling through checkout.

    Bookings:

    Flights require a minimum of 4pax to depart.

    Flights, routes and departure times are all subject to change due to weather conditions.

    Discounted flights are non-refundable but changeable up to 24hrs prior to departure time. Full price flights are changeable and refundable up to 24hrs prior to departure times.

Available Bookings from July 25 to July 31

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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robynm5 from New Zealand wrote on 04 May 2021

3 glaciers scenic flight AMAZING

This was a AMAZING flight would highly recommend to anyone, Crew wonderful very helpful with my husband with limited mobility

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So glad you both got to experience Glacier Country from above, thank you again for choosing to fly with us!

robertg4 from New Zealand wrote on 30 April 2021

Excellent Experience

This is a flight we should have done years ago! Amazing scenery seen from a unique perspective. Very well organised and flexible enough to contact us and move the flight time forward to take advantage of a break in the weather. Jay the pilot was very knowledgeable - he summed up the prevailing conditions on takeoff and tailored the flight to ensure optimum landing site and viewing sequence of glaciers and mountains. Like the rest of the team, he was also very friendly and happy to answer any questions we raised. Highly recommended!

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Thanks for the photos & review Robert, and for being flexible to make the most of the day! An hour can really make a difference in the weather here.

Robbie from New Zealand wrote on 23 March 2021

After my original booking was postponed due to rain, Megan was very helpful in re-booking me for a couple of days later - which turned out to be perfect weather for the flight. Jay (the pilot) was informative and gave us plenty of time on the snow and in the air. Ngā mihi.

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Thanks for being so flexible rescheduling Robbie! So glad you managed to get both the flight and sky dive done on such an awesome morning!

robinm3 from New Zealand wrote on 11 March 2021

awesome sights

great service, good commentaries - professional operation

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Thanks Robin, glad you got up on a great day!

katel12 from New Zealand wrote on 22 February 2021

Amazing Experience

We had such a great trip for my fiancés birthday. Gus & Dave at Glacier Country Helicopters really looked after us and made it a very memorable experience. Worth every cent. Thanks so much!

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Thanks for the lovely review Kate and flying with us! So glad we got to show you our "backyard" on a great day!

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