Glacier Helicopters

Glacier Helicopters

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Manu Liberta

France

Ranking: 10/10

A very amazing experience in the helicopter of the Franz Josef Glacier!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Faye Kokolakis

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

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!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Peter Hodgson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

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!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Julian Roots

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Kali Lohman

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mike & Jennie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Helicopter flight over Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Good efficient service, friendly staff and good value.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Sabine

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice people, good explanations - I thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rick Moth

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very professional operation, felt in safe hands and the pilot was very knowledgeable about the area around the glaciers and Mt Cook. Would recommend.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Elaine

England

Ranking: 10/10

Helicopter ride to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Well organised, good commentary from pilot, amazing experience.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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katel86

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great little trip but expensive. Guide could have been more chatty.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Debbie Smithers

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Went to Fox Glacier, helicopter ride was great and a bit pricey.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Laurent Pouvreau

France

Ranking: 10/10

Did their best to provide us with a safe and memorable experience. The glacier from the top is one of a kind.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ray Banham

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Ben is a great pilot, very personable, wonderful experience. 40 min flight - just right. A little pricey.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ian & Phyllis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant experience - pilot well informed.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Geert Van Tittelboom

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

40min flight with helicopter, we saw Fox and Franz Joseph and Tasman Glacier + Mt Cook + Mt Tasman! Very well organised.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Irene and Thib Schneider

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing, especially the snow landing.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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antrobdozer

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

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!).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Chris el capitan

England

Ranking: 7/10

Helicopter pilot professional. Booking process at base too mechanical, as was pre-flight briefing. Everything seemed rushed which spoiled the thrill of the event.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Bartlett nz

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Well worth the trip, Top 10 discount from the campground

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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E.M. Prideaux

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

30 mins over the glacier & landing. All aspects excellent. The flight itself was surprisingly smooth.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Experience extended. Might be more minutes - 30 minutes was too short.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Amanda Iavarone

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Flew up onto Franz Josef Glacier 30min flight. Pilot excellent. Saw Fox Glacier AND Mount Cook.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Yvonne Ing

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Chance McGuire

United States

Ranking: 10/10

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!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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joannaw

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing. The best experience in NZ yet.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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marleen451

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

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!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in October 2009

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TomL

United States

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Vivien Williams

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Expensive but memorable. Fish and chips at the craypot in Haast! Perfect!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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JohannaB

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice crew, flight capain gave good information about the glaciers route.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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brendar

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent value for money - stunning scenery - life time experience.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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rogerandchristine

England

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic. The highlight of our holiday.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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JasminA

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Flying up to Fox Glacier and Mt Cook is really impressive. Proffesional staff. New helicopters.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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joevw

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant, good service + experienced pilot.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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ChenM

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome views, great stuff.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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ElizabethF

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice people, good fun.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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AstridVG

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good price $240 for 30 minute flight. Guide was not very interesting and was only trying to sell his pictures during 8 mintue stop.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Debbie

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

A really beautiful look out on the glacier. You can stand in the snow. Gives you great pictures.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Kevin

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great day.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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CollyBob

England

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous!! What a beautiful day and wonderful experience. Take to the sky if you get a nice day.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Rachel

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly Staff. Great Tour.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Alison Street

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Blenkoe

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Peter

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Chosen due to NZ Quality sign, and as an aircraft engineer I chose a twin engined helicopter. Great pilot - amazing experience.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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.

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Brian

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We saw what we were promised and the pilot was wanting us to get the best out of it.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007