Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices...

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S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

If you break the price down, it really isn’t expensive. 2 short helicopter rides, a guided 3 hour hike on the ice, with all equipment/safety briefings necessary, and access to the thermal spa after... the glacier won’t be here for ever and I think it’s not bad value for money. It’s not expensive, just a lot of money.
We could not have chosen a better day. Not a single cloud in the sky, baking hot sunshine and the views were just breathtaking. I loved the hike, squeezing between the gaps in the ice and walking though ice-tunnels. Very accessible. So fantastic. And access to the thermal spa later that evening made this day even more memorable. A really perfect way to relax after a day exploring. If you can afford it, I would highly recommend it.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2018

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Jozef Pinkerton

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A trip highlight. Worth every penny. Guide was very friendly and knowledgable. Views were fantastic!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Audeme Mechain

France

Ranking: 10/10

An expensive must do, amazing experience with magic views and fun.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Hi Audeme Mechain, Thank you for your review. I am pleased you found the heli tour with us an amazing experience with magic views. It certainly is a stunning and magical flight in the glacier region. Thank you for flying with us.

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Brenda Oomen

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

This was a once in a lifetime experience. We saw Fox Glacier, Mt Tasman and Mt Cook with a clear sky. Lovely, though it was very experience.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Hi Brenda Oomen, than you so much for your review. I am very happy you were able to see the Fox Glacier and Mt Cook with a clear sky. Very lovely is a good description.

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Fabian Rodriguez

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Nice personnel, very professional, excellent chopper trip !!!!!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Hi Fabian, thank you so much for your kind review of our staff and helicopter tour. I am very pleased you liked it!

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Markus Spitzmueller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Was just perfect - we had if for free, so normally it is too expensive for us!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Thank you Marcus for your review and for being our Heli Flight prize winner.

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Peer Krumrey

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Staff were friendly and the guide okay. However, the groups were too big so that you end up waiting most of the time. It was also quite a lot of money.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Hi Peer,

We only offer the scenic flights by helicopter with a pilot. The tours that include a guide on the glacier are with another company? (Helihike? or Ice Explorer?)

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Stefanie Menz

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Flight too short, groups should be split into levels - the guides are quite knowledgable.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Hi Stefanie,

We only offer the scenic flights by helicopter with a pilot. The tours that include a guide on the glacier are with another company? (Helihike? or Ice Explorer?). It must be another company?

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Karin Genyn

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Good price, great trip.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Fantastic review, thank you Karin

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Evelyn Mackie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome!! Wonderful personal service.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Thank you Evelyn for those kind words. I am very pleased you enjoyed the tour and our great customer service!

Michael Nolan
General Manager

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Steve Goodyear

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent trip. Commentary could have been better - could not hear much of it. Seating was a little cramped in the front seats. But overall a very good service, to be recommended. Expensive but competitive with other providers.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Thank you Steve for your recommendation. I am very pleased we offered a good service.

Michael Nolan
General Manager

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Louis Smit

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Great experience but there was no switch of the back seats to the front seats after the glacier landing. When telling afterwards at the office they were not so friendly anymore.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Sarah and Uli Glas

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

30 minutes Fox Glacier and Mount Cook, Mt Tasman scenic heli flight, (could be cheaper).

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Ian and Ailsa

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Spectacular! Good value considering the experience.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Cameron and Kim

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Expensive but definitely the way to see the glaciers if you can afford it. Hard to hear the pilot through the earphones.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Wijnhoven

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Staff informs well. If the weather is too bad you can't see they tell honestly and advise a tour that fits the weather.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Thank you Wijnhoven for your review. I am pleased you felt the staff informed you well and were honest about the conditions.

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Dave and Lin Mungham

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very informative and well executed flight.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Heliservices responds:

Thank you Dave and Lin for those kind words of review. I am pleased you felt the heli tour was informative and the flight was well executed.

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Pam & Norman

England

Ranking: 9/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Hilary and Chris Ayton

England

Ranking: 9/10

Another fabulous experience. We did the grand traverse & landed on Fox Glacier - sat very close to pilot! Fantastic close up of Mount Cook and Mt Tasman.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Inger Skov

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Extraordinary experience!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Matthiis & Femke

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

An unique experience though quite expensive. The scenic flight by helicopter was cool, but with approx 6 minutes also quite short. Hiking on the glacier with a guide was very nice.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Jenny

England

Ranking: 10/10

Helicopter ride into Glacier for a hike - a must!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Diane Chapple

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Flight over 2 glaciers & Mount cook - landing on snow field was awesome a really brilliant experienc.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Carl Diehl

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice, but short flights, good guides, nice experience.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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R Gilge

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

always compare prices of the air companies and the weather.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Lewis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great trip, pilot excellent.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Chris Bulman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful experience with snow landing. We were lucky with blue skies and each morning calm - flying excellent with close moves to mountaintop and glacier - could not be better - other than doing it again!!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Liliana Tello

Mexico

Ranking: 9/10

A MUST for anyone going to the glaciers!!!! It was kind of short, we would have liked a little more time, but the scenery was absolutely amazing!!!! worth every penny!!!a little more explanation on the formation or movement of the glaciers would have been nice....

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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linus

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Loved the flight. We would have liked more explanation of the area.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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JuergenSchnitzer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent pilot, helpful. Human & friendly.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Kitty

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very good service - explaining before. Good pilot, who told a lot of the surrounding.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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JetteG

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic. Nice service at booking. Nice pilot and fantastic experience.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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ElleGermany

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Small good helicopters with lots of windows.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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SteveB

England

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome activity, flew around Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers. Fantastic service and cheaper than others in same area.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Lilly Tillman

United States

Ranking: 2/10

Flew over the franz and landed, pilot didnt say a word! we felt like cattle been shuvd into a truck. so we changed companies and flew out of fox glacier the next day.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Inger

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Extraordinary experience. But no specific services.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Stolz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Price $240 per person. We got a $20 coupon so $220 per person for 30 minutes. It was perfect. Recommended highly a flight until 11.30am because afterwards it gets cloudy everyday.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Edric Kwan

United States

Ranking: 6/10

While the glacier itself was amazing, the tour guide was not impressive and had a demeaning attitude and talked down to the tour guests whenever received incorrect guesses to his questions about the glacier. Maybe it is time the jaded tour guide went back to the research lab where he originally worked.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Raphael

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful and spectacular views over the glaciers. Only a little bit short (30 mins).

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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P&L Mooney

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great service and pilot. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Gorka Rojas

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing views and good service.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Sanne

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful weather.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Roger & Margaret

England

Ranking: 9/10

Saw Franz & Fox glaciers as well as Mount Tasman. Mt Cook obscured by cloud but a great ride. Full 1/2 hour in the air.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Schranger

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Alot of money for a short time

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007