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Glacier by helicopter Glacier Explorer - 25mins 1 Glacier Scenic Flight

Glacier by helicopter
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Pilot, Jay, was amazing and knowledgeable. Was out of this world experience. Everything about this company is 5 stars. Couldn't fault them. Best experience. A must do and definitely recommend this company to do it with.

Such a great experience Glacier Explorer - 25mins 1 Glacier Scenic Flight

Such a great experience
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Highly recommend using Glacier Country Helicopters. We had such an awesome time and were happy to support a locally owned family business. Thanks 😄

A Must Do - Glacier Country Heli Trip Pilots Choice - 35mins 2 Glaciers Scenic Flight

A Must Do - Glacier Country Heli Trip
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Awesome experience and very worthwhile. It was the highlight of the West Coast road trip for both families that flew. Service and communication from Glacier Country Heli was excellent. They were very flexible and proactive in moving our booking around to suit the weather window. Well done, top job. Absolutely fantastic flight and experience. Highly recommended! Would do it again in a heartbeat. The kids are still raving about it.

Excellent Experience Ultimate Explorer - 45mins 3 Glaciers Scenic Flight

Excellent Experience
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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!

Fantastic Hokitika - JADE Carving Class

Fantastic
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It was an awesome experience and very worth doing ! The staff are kind and tell you all about the different types of jade ! Definitely an experience I won't forget !

Amazing experience Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Amazing experience
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So well organized right from booking to check in to experienced helicopter pilot. Special mention of our guide JOSH. He is an asset to your organization. Please convey our special thanks and best wishes to him.

Worth the wait Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Worth the wait
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The Heli-Hike I had originally booked had to be cancelled due to poor weather conditions and the staff offered to refund me or book me onto a trip the following day- I chose the latter but unfortunately this also had to be cancelled! (It’s quite common as the weather is so unpredictable). Throughout this process the customer service provided by the lovely staff at The Helicopter Line was first class; they were friendly, helpful and accomodating. I finally made it up on my 3rd attempt and it was well worth the wait! Being a solo-traveler I got to sit up front next to the pilot which was incredible. The hike on the glacier took a couple of hours during which our guide Liam kept us safe and gave us lots of information about the glacier. He was obviously very experienced and answered all the questions I had about the glacier! We didn’t see any of the blue caves that I’d seen in some other traveler photographs, but I imagine the routes are planned based on what is safe on that day and the capability of the group. We kept a good pace and still had lots of time to stop for photos. Thanks to everyone at The Helicopter Line for an unforgettable morning.

Highly recommended!!!! Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Highly recommended!!!!
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I had the best experience with this company, from checking in, to being loaded in and out of the helicopter to the hike with Phil and Nick!! A* service throughout and the experience itself was absolutely incredible - thanks Phil and Nick you helped us all make some incredible memories that will last a lifetime!!

Worth the gamble! Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Worth the gamble!
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Our booking was canceled the day before but we rebooked it even with the weather forecast looking gloomy. Surprisingly, we ended up with good weather. And it was definitely worth the hour & a half drive back down! Scott, our guide was awesome - aside from being knowledgeable, he was very creative and we had loads of fun squeezing in through caves/holes! It was one of the best gamble I've made so far! I highly recommend it! P.S. All the staff were lovely, accommodating & fun and they made our experience very memorable. They were very efficient & organized. Thank you so much!

Amazing! Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Amazing!
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We loved this tour! You spend about 1.5 hours walking on the glaciers. We were lucky enough to see a big formed cave. Our guide was really knowledgeable. Keep in mind though that this tour can be cancelled due to weather and does happen quite often. So allow time when visiting Franz Josef. Ours originally got cancelled but we were able to go the next day.

Rare and awesome experience Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Rare and awesome experience
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It's one of the must-do in New Zealand. Awesome experience with nice view of glacier. With the guides, it's not hard to walk on the glacier.

Astonishing view & awesome glacier hike Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Astonishing view & awesome glacier hike
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This is our first experience of glacier hike & it gave us an amazing experience as well as unforgettable memory which cannot be forgotten. We’ll definitely go for this tour guide again on our next week... #WELOVENZ

Great experience Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Great experience
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I had wonderful time and it not difficult that much beautiful view 100% recommend

Breathtaking! Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Breathtaking!
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Incredible, once in a lifetime experience. Would be only improved with some more historic and scientific facts presented by tour guides.

Fantastic! Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Fantastic!
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Heli Hike was a fantastic activity with great views and a wonderful glacier experience, the tour guide Scott is an experienced and friendly guide, we spent almost 2 hrs on the glacier and really enjoyed it. Well worth the mone and highly recommend. 冰川徒步非常棒,不仅景色美,而且是个非常独特的体验,我们的向导Scott是个非常有经验的风趣向导,我们在冰川上走了约2小时,大家都非常喜欢,意犹未尽,很值,强烈推荐。

great experience ... unforgettable and memorable Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

great experience ... unforgettable and memorable
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it was truly a trip of a lifetime ... we actually walked on a glacier ... the guides were very professional . Romina was very caring and ensured that we were safe and very knowledgeable . she was passionate about her job and it showed in her work . she took the time to show us and explain how glaciers are formed . how to walk on the ice, and took the best pictures . we had a ball and wanted to stay longer .... but like they say ... What goes up must come down we will be back one day after we have saved enough money again

AWESOME & INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

AWESOME & INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE
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It's definitely worthed the money!! We were super lucky and blessed with good weather, clear blue sky and sun out. All staffs were super friendly and all equipments provided. I was super lucky to get front seats on the helicopter as well based on weight. I am super thankful for our guide kailie and brett for guiding us on our hike up the glacier. Overall, i loved this experience and would come back again for ice climbing maybe if i'm back in NZ! Thank you everyone!

loved it! Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

loved it!
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It was a wonderful experience.

Amazing experience Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Amazing experience
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I absolutely loved this experience! Everything was very professional and our equipment was explained to us before we set off. The staff were lovely and the helicopter ride was only a few minutes but gave fantastic views of the glaciers and surroundings. I had Josh as a tour guide and he was super informative and friendly throughout. We got to explore some ice caves and the glaciers. There is plenty of time to stop and take photos along the way and if you have a GoPro it is perfect for the hike. I had mine on a head strap so that I didn’t need to carry it and could use both hands on the hiking Keynes to keep my balance along the way there is plenty of time to stop and take photos along the way and if you have a GoPro it is perfect for the hike. I had mine on a head strap so that I didn’t need to carry it and could use both hands on the hiking canes to keep my balance along the way :) It really was an experience I will never forget! Highly recommend :)

Totally worth it Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Totally worth it
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Lawrence (Tour Guide) was really informative and friendly. Hard to soak it all in one go. If you’re contemplating about doing this... just do it.

Unforgettable experience!! Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Unforgettable experience!!
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Amazing experience!!! Super lucky with perfect weather. We tried to do this trip 5 years ago but it was cancelled because of the weather. Book the AM slot if you can. Great staff, especially Megan!! Jess was awesome too and the ground helpful and friendly. Magical experience on the ice. Very knowledgable guides about the surroundings. Health and safety conscious but not overboard so felt completely safe before, during and after the hike. The helicopter ride and landing into and onto the glacier was awesome. Wish the helicopter ride was ever so slightly longer down the river and back before landing back at base. Highly recommend this trip.

Awesome trip Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Awesome trip
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If you travel to NZ, never miss out this awesome experience! It's safe and not hard to walk on the glacier with the knowledgeable guide. Staffs are very friendly. Helicopter trip is short but enjoyable.

Amazing!! Once in a lifetime experience! Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Amazing!! Once in a lifetime experience!
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We had the most amazing time on our heli hike tour! It was our big splurge on the trip but worth event dollar! Our guide Nick was very knowledgeable about the area, extremely safe and took care of guests that needed help while at the same time went out of his way to create an extra adventurous experience for those who were up for it! We will never forget our ice cave adventure! The girls who checked us in and geared us up were also very helpful and lovely. 10/10!

Experience of a lifetime. Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Experience of a lifetime.
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Loved every second of the helihike experience. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the glaciers and New Zealand. Definitely recommend if you are visiting the glaciers.

Love the experience Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Love the experience
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Just love how knowledgeable and fun our guide Lewis is. He brought us to several cracks and caves where he makes up a path take us to off tracks places. Overall all awesome adventure!

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