Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Take a scenic helicopter tour of the world renowned Franz Joseph & Fox Glaciers!

Highlights

  • 30 minute scenic flight
  • Alpine landing

This 30-minute scenic flight will provide a bird's eye view of one of the most incredible landscapes in the world.

Only in the West Coast of New Zealand can glaciers be found in such a dramatic setting. An awe-inspiring place where the mountains meet the Tasman Sea and where rainforests make way to Glaciers.

You'll experience breathtaking views from the moment we are airborne from the comfort of our aircraft with large viewing windows.

Capture mesmerizing views of the glacier as it winds slowly down the carved valleys from its origin in the mountains high above you.

We will then land at the head of either the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier so you can capture the perfect selfie, play in the snow or simply soak up the incredible alpine atmosphere.

A truly unforgettable adventure in an untouched alpine wonderland...

Adult $360.00
Child $252.00 (4 - 14 years)
Infant $180.00 (0 - 3 years)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 30 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Departs from The Helicopter Line base -Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef

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

  • Minimum number of 4 to operate, single bookings are waitlisted to confirm. Your exact time to fly will be as close to the time indicated in your booking and will be confirmed by our base

Available Bookings from October 25 to October 31

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 25 Oct
Mon 26 Oct
Tue 27 Oct
Wed 28 Oct
Thu 29 Oct
Fri 30 Oct
Sat 31 Oct

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$360.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$280.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$280.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$360.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$280.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$345.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$280.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

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

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Janice Gow from United Kingdom wrote on 08 March 2020

The best way!!

An amazing experience- to see both glaciers and to land on Fox was just unbelievable- it’s beautiful and impossible to describe. We loved it!!

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annieh from United Kingdom wrote on 21 February 2020

Fantastic!

An amazing experience. Yes it’s super touristy with many helicopters flying but to be able to fly over and land on the glacier next to rainforest is a unique thing to do. We loved it! And we very lucky with the weather as cloud came down after grounding helicopters and the next day it’s pouring with rain. Don’t hesitate. Do it!

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From Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Hi Annie, Thank you for your wonderful review. Our tours are absolutely one of the best ways to experience our glaciers. The weather does play a major role in our operations so we are thrilled you struck a good time to fly. Thank you for sharing you photos with us. We wish you a safe onward journey. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast.

Kelly Davis from Australia wrote on 13 January 2020

What a view!

I booked this adventure 1 day out and was nervous about the weather. The next day I was pretty sure my flight would be cancelled and when I went to check the team were so considerate and disappointed about telling me that unfortunately due to weather I couldn't fly. They went above and beyond to try and fit me in before I left the area - even booking me into one closer (Fox instead of Franz Josef) to where I was staying. Even though I had booked this discounted deal they still treated me like a VIP. A day late I still got to go and was not disappointed! WOW what an experience! The landscape was amazing and the helicopter ride just fantastic!

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From Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Hi Kelly, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled we were able to fly you despite the unfavourable weather for your initial booking. We do our best to rebook guests where we have space available and if it works with the guests travel schedule. Due to being a very busy time of year, sometimes were are not able to re-book our guests. The photo you have shared is absolutely stunning. We strive to offer excellent customer service and we are so thrilled this was reflected in your experience with us. Wishing you all the best with the remainder of you New Zealand Adventure. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast.

amandaw7 from New Zealand wrote on 13 January 2020

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

Had to cancel original booking as too cloudy - they rebooked us first thing next day as priority. Weather perfect/ Chris our pilot perfect/Fox and Franz Joseph perfect. Had loads of time on Franz Joseph to take pics. Saw Mt Cook and Tasman clearly AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME ...... don’t dither DO IT ......

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From Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Hi Amanda, Thank you for your awesome review and sharing your fantastic photos with us. The weather is looking picture perfect and we are thrilled Chris have you an awesome flight. We are thrilled we were able to re-book you for the following morning. We are at a busy time of year and this is not always possible. Wishing you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast.

Megan Roxburgh from Australia wrote on 11 January 2020

Holiday Highlight

This was the absolute highlight of our holiday! I can't recommend it enough. It was so exciting to be able to get a hands on snow experience - in Summer, and also a first-time snow experience for half of our group. Kids and adults alike, were buzzing afterwards. The views of the mountains and glaciers was spectacular!

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From Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Hi Megan, Thank you for your wonerul review and for sharing your fantastic photos with us. The weather looks perfect for a flight over our beautiful glaciers and are fantastic for all ages. The views from the helicopter are some of the best you'll get to see the glacier. We hope you had a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast.

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