Pilots Choice - 35mins 2 Glaciers Scenic Flight

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

Highlights

  • Take in the stunning views over Franz Josef Glacier and the Southern Alps
  • Enjoy a 10 minute snow landing to fully experience the magnificent 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 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 Pilots Choice flight includes views of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier; or Franz Josef Glacier and Tasman Glacier, Southern Alps, 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 $365.00
Child $292.00 (Aged 3 - 16 years)

What's included

  • 35 minute helicopter flight - including snow landing

Duration

  • Allow 80 minutes for the whole activity

Location

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

Restrictions

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

  • 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.

  • Flights require a minimum of 4pax to depart.

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

    Refunds not given for no shows.

Available Bookings from April 19 to April 25

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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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Sarah Harrison from New Zealand wrote on 17 April 2021

What a difference a day can make, Clear skies

After missing out on our planned flight day due to the bad West coast weather (heavy rain all day), we were so lucky to be leaving late in the next morning which meant we were able to reschedule, and how much difference a day can make, clear blue skies & no wind, perfect weather for a scenic flight. Great flight over the Fox & Franz Josef glaciers and a great view of Mt Cook (from the western side). Sad to see how much the glaciers have retreated, but an awesome adventure.

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Timothy Lee from New Zealand wrote on 18 March 2021

Awesome

Amazing!

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We do live in a pretty awesome part of the world, so glad you got to experience it!

Denis Ryan from New Zealand wrote on 09 March 2021

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All I imagined it would be and better

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Denis, so glad we got to show "our backyard" in its full beauty!

Louise Simeon from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

Loved it!

Was the highlight of our South Island tour. Pilot gave us a great commentary throughout the flight. Would highly recommend this as a South Island must do!

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Thanks Louise! We love sharing our remote part of the country with others, so glad you enjoyed it as much as we do!

Kirstyn Cook from New Zealand wrote on 29 December 2020

Stunning

Amazing experience with absolutely beautiful scenery. Gus was awesome - highly recommend

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Thanks for the review Kirstyn, I'm happy we were able to turn the weather on for you!

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