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Glacier Explorer - 25mins 1 Glacier Scenic Flight

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Experience the magnificent glacial landscape of Franz Josef on our scenic helicopter flight!

Experience the magnificent glacial landscape of Franz Josef on our scenic helicopter flight!

Highlights

  • Take in the incredible birds eye view over Franz Josef Glacier
  • Easy to learn
  • Epic 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 10 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 Glacier Explorer flight includes views of Franz Josef Glacier, Southern Alps and Mt Ellie de Beaumont.

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 $325.00
Child $325.00 (Aged 4 - 17 years)
Infant $165.00 (Maximum 1 infant per booking)

What's included

  • 25 minute helicopter flight - including snow landing

Duration

  • Allow 70 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: Do you have limited mobility e.g. injury, arthritis or recent surgery? There are two high ladder style steps into the helicopter. This information could affect what helicopter we fly you in. Please let us know as you proceed through checkout.

    Flights require a minimum of 4 pax to depart. Solo travels & smaller bookings are welcomed and we will aim to pair you up with another booking.

    Our helicopters hold a maximum of 6 passengers (including infants) if your group is bigger than this please note you will be separated into different machines.

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

    In the summer season there may not be fresh snow on the landing site. We will always do our best to get you snow photos, but conditions are different each summer.

    We ask that no one with cold or flu symptoms fly with us for safety reasons.

Available Bookings from 4 Mar to 17 Mar 2024

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  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$275.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$258.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$258.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$325.00
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  • Infant$165.00

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  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$258.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$131.00

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  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$243.00
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  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$275.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$258.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$275.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$275.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$258.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

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  • Adult$275.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$258.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$258.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$275.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$275.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$243.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$325.00
  • Child$325.00
  • Infant$165.00

  • Adult$258.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$258.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

  • Adult$275.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$258.00
  • Infant$131.00

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

4.8

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peters6 from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2022

Wonderful experience

Spellbinding flight over the glacier and onto the mountains - highly recommended.

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So glad you enjoyed it Peter!

abduls1 from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2022

EXCELLENT

EXCELLENT, MY DAUGHTER WAS ENJOYING THE MOST

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Amir Irani from New Zealand wrote on 08 January 2022

Perfect

Awesome experience. Nice flight and friendly staff.

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From Glacier Explorer - 25mins 1 Glacier Scenic Flight

Cheers guys thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was our pleasure to show you are amazing back yard. catch you next time. stay safe GCH team

David Johnson from New Zealand wrote on 08 January 2022

Exceptional

This was really an amazing experience, the whole deal, the flight, the view, the snow landing. We have been lucky to have had some incredible nature experiences all over the world and this was up there with the best of them. The reception team and our pilot Gus were relaxed and friendly, but thoroughly professional. Only warning is to do this at the end of your holiday otherwise everything else you do after may seem a bit average!

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Thanks for taking the time to write a review it is a real big boost to the whole team to hear how happy everyones experience was. We have had such a great time flying all our guest in our amazing back yard with this amazing weather. Stay safe and catch you next time

annieh11 from Australia wrote on 20 November 2023

Great experience

Loved every minute of it, thanks Mike.

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