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 January 25 to January 31

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

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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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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!

Derryn from New Zealand wrote on 09 December 2020

Awesome trip

Brilliant flight. Great operators. From the time we arrived at the helipad till we left. We even got to see thar near the top of the mountains. Highly recommended.

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Thanks for the review Derryn, glad you go to see some of our local tahr! They thrive in the hills here but can be harder to spot at certain times of the year.

Richard from New Zealand wrote on 28 October 2020

A Must Do - Glacier Country Heli Trip

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.

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So glad you managed to make it up a day earlier to catch the weather Richard! Was nice to meet you all, thanks again for flying with us and for the great review!

Phil Thorn from New Zealand wrote on 22 October 2020

Awesome experience

Wife and I took this ride to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Pilot took photos while I surprised my wife by asking her to be my wife for the next 25 years with a ring. Breathe taking views all the way. Needs to be experienced.

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Congratulations again to you both and thank you for flying with us!

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