A very amazing experience in the helicopter of the Franz Josef Glacier!
The Franz Josef Glacier helicopters staff were all friendly and helpful especially Ada. The pilot Benjamin had many years of experience and was friendly and professional.
The staff at the Fox Glacier helicopters office were also very helpful with advice about booking our scenic flight. Would definitely recommend this company!
Best thing we have ever done in New Zealand. Leaves out of the Fox Glacier area. 30 minute flight and landing on the glacier. So rad!
This trip was on our bucket list and we weren't disappointed. Franz Joseph township appears to simply serve the heliport which is a hive of activity. Not sure exactly why we chose this firm but certainly glad we did. Excellent front of house and safety talk. Reasonably modern helicopter and knowledgeable pilot. We chose the longer trip around Mt Cook and then landing on Fox glacier. This was a definite highlight of our holiday and although expensive on the face of it, it was a truly priceless experience.
Weather not good enough for a heli-hike so we opted for a scenic flight with snow landing and really loved it. Awesome overview of the area.
Mike & Jennie
Helicopter flight over Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Good efficient service, friendly staff and good value.
Very nice people, good explanations - I thoroughly recommend.
Very professional operation, felt in safe hands and the pilot was very knowledgeable about the area around the glaciers and Mt Cook. Would recommend.
Helicopter ride to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Well organised, good commentary from pilot, amazing experience.
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Great little trip but expensive. Guide could have been more chatty.
Went to Fox Glacier, helicopter ride was great and a bit pricey.
Did their best to provide us with a safe and memorable experience. The glacier from the top is one of a kind.
Ben is a great pilot, very personable, wonderful experience. 40 min flight - just right. A little pricey.
Ian & Phyllis
Brilliant experience - pilot well informed.
Geert Van Tittelboom
40min flight with helicopter, we saw Fox and Franz Joseph and Tasman Glacier + Mt Cook + Mt Tasman! Very well organised.
Irene and Thib Schneider
Amazing, especially the snow landing.
We did a 30min trip over Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, stopping on the mountain looking down over Franz Josef. SPECTACULAR!! Our pilot Jules was lovely and we loved the whole experience, even though my husband got airsick on the way back (much more to do with his drinking the night before than Jules' flying skills!).
Chris el capitan
Helicopter pilot professional. Booking process at base too mechanical, as was pre-flight briefing. Everything seemed rushed which spoiled the thrill of the event.
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Well worth the trip, Top 10 discount from the campground
30 mins over the glacier & landing. All aspects excellent. The flight itself was surprisingly smooth.
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow
Experience extended. Might be more minutes - 30 minutes was too short.
Flew up onto Franz Josef Glacier 30min flight. Pilot excellent. Saw Fox Glacier AND Mount Cook.
The views over Fox Glacier, Franz Josef + Mount Cook are spectacular. A once in a lifetime experience. The landing on the Glacier in something I will remember forever.
We did the Mt. Cook spectacular. The views were amazing. The snow landing was a lot of fun... had a snowball fight up there... our pilot, Nathan, even joined in. We had plenty of time for pics during the landing and it never seemed rushed. Would highly recommend this company... great people and very knowledgeable. Worth every penny!
Amazing. The best experience in NZ yet.
We did a scenic flight to the Franz Josef Glacier and flew back over Mount Cook (because of the mist around the Fox Glacier). Friendly pilot. He made a stop and we stood in the snow for a few minutes! On the way back from the heli-drop off to the reception you walk through a sort of rainforest. Fantastic experience!
really fun, what an awesome way to see the glacier and surrounding area.
Just be forewarned, they won't take off unless there are at least 3 people and if the weather gets iffy when your up on the glacier, you wont get the landing..but no worries they give you a partial refund.
Well worth the money for fantastic experience.
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Expensive but memorable. Fish and chips at the craypot in Haast! Perfect!
Nice crew, flight capain gave good information about the glaciers route.
Excellent value for money - stunning scenery - life time experience.
Fantastic. The highlight of our holiday.
30 minute ride on a helicopter to Fox Glacier and Mount Cook. Really recommendable. When weather is fine, spectacular view over glacier and Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.
Flying up to Fox Glacier and Mt Cook is really impressive. Proffesional staff. New helicopters.
Brilliant, good service + experienced pilot.
Awesome views, great stuff.
Nice people, good fun.
Good price $240 for 30 minute flight. Guide was not very interesting and was only trying to sell his pictures during 8 mintue stop.
A really beautiful look out on the glacier. You can stand in the snow. Gives you great pictures.
Fabulous!! What a beautiful day and wonderful experience. Take to the sky if you get a nice day.
Friendly Staff. Great Tour.
It's a phenomenal tour. But it felt like they were squeezing every last penny from us. Initially we thought we would get 70% off for the kids, eventually the price was reduced by $5. For us it's the principal of the matter. And then at the top of the glacier they tried to sell us photos so we felt bad asking the pilot to take photos for us with our own camera.
They tried to sell us pictures while we were on the top of the glacier. It was distracting and a misplaced time to sell. Otherwise it was a 10. Nice guide.
Chosen due to NZ Quality sign, and as an aircraft engineer I chose a twin engined helicopter. Great pilot - amazing experience.
Glacier Helicopters responds:
Dune Rider has since been sold and is now under new management. We have listened to previous feedback and look forward to showing you this wonderful part of NZ with a high level of safety an customer care.
We saw what we were promised and the pilot was wanting us to get the best out of it.