Glacier Explorer - 25mins 1 Glacier Scenic 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 $280.00
Child $210.00 (Aged 3 - 16 years)

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: The flight time includes a 10 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 (up to 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 September 22 to September 28

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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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Jahna Stephens from New Zealand wrote on 07 July 2021

Stunning experience

We had the most amazing experience with the team. from the check in right through to our flight we had the best time. and what a beautiful day to land on a mountain! even spotted some Thar on the flight back down :)

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Tash from New Zealand wrote on 22 June 2021

Amazing

Absolutely totally worth every cent!!!! Would do again in a heartbeat.

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Marc Lester Comia from Philippines wrote on 02 June 2021

Great Deal

I was so please and happy that i found a great deal in bookme website. I commend them (GCH) of their great service.

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Leanne from New Zealand wrote on 08 May 2021

Stunning views

Felt so safe with well experienced pilot, great information and images to delight. The home owned business and blue glacier helicopters proved to be an amazing ride and highlight of our trip. Many thanks Leanne and Steve

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Regan Frost from New Zealand wrote on 03 May 2021

Glacier Scenic Flight - Amazing Experience

Thanks so much for a wonderful helicopter flight up and around the glaciers. We also managed to get a beautiful family photo where we parked up in the snow. I would highly recommend this flight to anyone. And the operators were really nice, friendly, and helpful. Just do it!

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Thanks for the photo & nice review Regan! Awesome the family photo came out so well! Jay's been getting a bit of practice in over the school holidays!

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