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From Franz Josef: Scenic Helicopter Flight Tour with Snow Landing

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  • Mobile ticket

Discover the icy landscapes as you soar above New Zealand's alping beauty and marvel at the sweeping vistas of Mt.Cook and Mt.Tasman with an optional upgrade.

Highlights

  • Trade hiking boots for a helicopter seat and set off on a 20/30/40-min ride as you soar above rainforest and brace for a snow landing at Franz Josef Glacier.

  • Craving double the adventure? Opt for a twin glacier package and see Fox Glacier as you get close to crevasses made of iridescent ice before you snow land.

  • Level up your experience with an upgrade to catch sight of Mt.Cook–New Zealand's highest peak, and spot the occasional icebergs near the Tasman Glacier.

  • Arrive at a stunning snowy touchdown in a winter wonderland. Take out your camera to capture the endless scenery, or build a snowman while you're at it!

  • Fun fact: One of the most remarkable facts about Mount Cook is that it still grows with an average of 7 millimeters (0.28 inches) each year.

Inclusions

  • 20-min Franz Josef helicopter tour

  • Snow landing

  • Pilot guide

  • 30-min Franz Josef & Fox Glacier helicopter tour (optional)

  • 40-min Glaciers & Mt. Cook helicopter tour (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Fly over New Zealand's alpine terrains

Your adventure begins as you board the helicopter from the heli base at Franz Josef. The world shrinks beneath you as you soar above the lush rainforests, their emerald canopy giving you way to snow-capped peaks. Soon you'll be greeted by the view of Franz Josef glacier, its majestic icefalls cascading down like frozen waterfalls. Your pilot will expertly maneuver the helicopter for a breathtaking snow landing. Stepping onto the pristine expanse, you're enveloped by the crisp mountain air and the silence broken only by the crunch of fresh snow underfoot.

Fox Glacier tour

Upgrade your ticket for a journey over not one, but 2 of New Zealand's fastest-moving glaciers. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Fox Glacier, marveling at its intricate ice formations and the power it wields as it carves its way through the landscape. As you land on the Fox Glacier near Victoria Falls, capture the breathtaking panorama in photographs that will leave your friends speechless.

The mighty Mt.Cook and Mt.Tasman

For the truly adventurous soul, this upgrade is all you need! The incredible aerial views of Mount Cook, New Zealand's tallest peak, as well as the spectacular views of turquoise blue icebergs with water reflections on the Tasman Glacier Lake, will surely take your breath away.

What to bring

  • Bring along your sunglasses, covered shoes (sneakers or trainers are fine) hiking boots, and 3 to 4 layers of warm clothing.

What's not allowed

  • Selfie sticks and drones are not allowed on this experience.

  • Please avoid using iPads for photography during flights as they can obstruct views. Feel free to use phones, cameras, or GoPros instead.

Additional information

  • Snow landings are subject to weather conditions and are at the pilot’s discretion.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 30 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket redemption point

  • Show your ticket at HeliServices.NZ Franz Josef.

  • Address: 29 Main Road, Franz Joseph Glacier, 7856, New Zealand.

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