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Ultimate Discovery - 45mins 3 Glaciers Scenic Flight

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Experience the magnificent glacial landscape of Franz Josef and the Southern Alps with a 15 minute snow landing!

Experience the magnificent glacial landscape of Franz Josef and the Southern Alps with a 15 minute snow landing!

Highlights

  • Take in the magnificent views over Franz Josef Glacier and the Southern Alps
  • Enjoy a 15 minute snow landing to fully experience the alpine 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 15 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 Ultimate Explorer flight includes views over Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, and Tasman Glacier, Southern Alps and across Main Divide, 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 $575.00
Child $575.00 (Aged 4 - 17 years)
Infant $290.00 (Maximum 1 infant per booking)

What's included

  • 45 minute helicopter flight - including snow landing

Duration

  • Allow 90 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.

Notes

  • Please Note: Do you have limited mobility e.g. injury, arthritis or recent surgery? There are two high ladder style steps into the helicopter. This information could affect what helicopter we fly you in. Please let us know as you proceed through checkout.

    Flights require a minimum of 4 pax to depart. Solo travels & smaller bookings are welcomed and we will aim to pair you up with another booking.

    Our helicopters hold a maximum of 6 passengers (including infants) if your group is bigger than this please note you will be separated into different machines.

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

    In the summer season there may not be fresh snow on the landing site. We will always do our best to get you snow photos, but conditions are different each summer.

    We ask that no one with cold or flu symptoms fly with us for safety reasons.

  • Bad weather refunds:If your experience is cancelled by the operator (due to weather) you will be entitled to a full refund. Your booking is only valid for the time & route you have booked. If the flight time or route you booked is unable to go ahead your booking will not be able to be rescheduled or transferred to an alternative route or flight time.

    Cancellation policy:All bookings are non-transferable and cancellations must be made 24hours in advance or 100% cancellation fee will apply.

    *This is in addition to Bookme's T&C's

Available Bookings from 26 Jun to 9 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$471.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$471.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$458.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$458.00
  • Infant$232.00

  • Adult$575.00
  • Child$575.00
  • Infant$232.00

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

4.9

35 reviews

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Nicki Franks from New Zealand wrote on 11 March 2023

Do it!

What an amazing experience to be able to get up close to the glaciers! The team were friendly and efficient in their organisation of the tour. I would highly recommend them!

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From Ultimate Discovery - 45mins 3 Glaciers Scenic Flight

Thank you Nicki, I have passed your feedback onto the team!

Gareth Meyer from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2023

January

We had an amazing experience with Glacier Country on their Ultimate Explorer trip. Originally we had booked for the afternoon but the forecast was for heavy cloud so we had phoned to query if the trip would go ahead and they offered to move us onto the earlier flight. We had blue skies with a small amount of cloud starting to roll in. Seeing the glaciers from above was incredible, as was the snow landing. The pilot commentated on the landscape as we went and was keen to ensure we all got the best views regardless of the side of the helicopter we were sat on. One of our top NZ experiences so far!

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From Ultimate Discovery - 45mins 3 Glaciers Scenic Flight

Thank you for the review Gareth, the weather does change fast here so having some flexibility really does helps us get you out during the best weather!

Joanna Kelly from New Zealand wrote on 17 March 2022

Best views from the top of NZ!

Gus and Megan were so friendly and knowledgeable, shifting flights around so customers had the best weather experience. Highly recommend this company and trip - it should be on everyone’s bucket list to do at least once! Thanks for an amazing adventure, Jo

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JY from New Zealand wrote on 29 May 2024

Won’t book again

We were there last month, the weather was not ideal on the first day so they rebooked us. The second day was perfectly sunny and cloudless but they still refused to take off while other heli tour companies were all operating just fine. We literally saw more than a dozen helicopters going into the mountains and returning. The blonde girl at front desk was kind of rude too. Book any other heli company other than this one.

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From Ultimate Discovery - 45mins 3 Glaciers Scenic Flight

Hi, I've checked back on your booking and see we didn't fly at all on the day you were rebooked for, and you were given a full refund. Each company in town makes their own weather calls as we have different routes and landing sites to make the calls on. It looks like there were extremely high winds around our landing sites that day hence the sky was cloudless. We generally have one of the lowest cancellation rates in town due to the variety of landing sites we have but that doesn't mean we can always fly. There is also a lot of helicopter work in the area that isn't scenic flights. We will not be bullied into risking our team or customers by flying in conditions our pilots do not consider safe. Thank you

irenes6 from Australia wrote on 28 May 2024

loving it

The most amazing experience and views of my life with incredibly friendly people

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From Ultimate Discovery - 45mins 3 Glaciers Scenic Flight

Kia Ora Irene, thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your flight with us and your friendly staff made it extra special for you!

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