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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 December 15 to December 21

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 15 Dec
Mon 16 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec
Fri 20 Dec
Sat 21 Dec

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

4spaces priced from:

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

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • Child$252.00
  • Infant$180.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$285.00
  • 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

4.6

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Nicole from Australia wrote on 23 July 2019

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Bucket List experience

They were very friendly, safe and informative. Well worth the money!

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From Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Hi Nicole, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed tour flight with us and the photo you have shared is stunning! We pride ourselves on our friendly customer service and safety is one of our highest priorities so we are pleased this is reflected in your experience with us. Wishing you a safe onward journey. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast

Julz from United Kingdom wrote on 05 September 2019

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Bucket list item fulfilled

This experience was genuinely one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. The weather played a role and we weren’t able to go to the fox glacier on the day, but we still managed to go all around franz josep and land on the glacier for some time. And after that, the rain and wind came in, so we were the last flight for the day - magic! Our pilot was lovely and indulged all my tourist tendencies with my photos :) and he was very knowledgeable about the glacier itself, which made the ride even more interesting. The team at helicopter line were superb - very friendly and helpful and made the whole experience just a joy from start to finish. Couldn’t recommend this enough - you will not regret it

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From Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Hi Julz, Thank you for your fabulous review. We are so thrilled you were able to fly with us and experience our fantastic area. Our team, both in the office and in the air love showing off the unique landscape. We hope you enjoy the remainder of your journey around New Zealand. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast

Nikki McConville from New Zealand wrote on 08 July 2019

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Absolutely Brilliant

This trip was a surprise for my husband’s 50th birthday & it was by far our favourite Franz Josef experience. Everyone at The Helicopter Line was so friendly & determined to do their best for us, even when high winds threatened to limit us to a 20 minute flight. Our pilot, Andrew, was exceptional & it was very apparent that he loves his job & sharing this stunningly beautiful part of the world with his passengers. Can not recommend enough - it was a magical flight.

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From Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Hi Nikki, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to host you here on the West Coast and we are so thrilled that we were able to do the full 30 minute flight for you. Andy is a fantastic pilot with many years if experience and he does enjoy showcasing our National Park to our guests. Wishing you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast

Scott Dallen from Australia wrote on 31 May 2019

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Glazier helicopters

Great site - saved us $140 - what more could you ask for

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From Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Hi Scott, Thank you for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your trip. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team

Bea from Germany wrote on 23 March 2019

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Soo awesome

I rescheduled my flight super easy via phone. Couldn't happen on the arranged day due bad weather. Got new one for the next morning. And it happened. Our pilot was great and gave us super background information. I had the front seat which was great. Was my first ever helicopter flight, but surely not the last one. Highly recommend the trip. The landing on the Glacier was unreal. Absolut perfect day.

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From Twin Glacier - 30 Minute Helicopter Flight

Hi Bea, Thank you for your wonderful review. We do our best to re-book guests when their original booking has been cancelled for weather. Sometimes this is not always possible as flights sell out very quickly but we are pleased we were able to accommodate you. Seating assignment is done for weight and balance so we cannot guarantee where guests will be seated. We hope you have a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team

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