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The Grand Helicopter Tour: Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

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  • Mobile ticket

Explore the beauty of the Southern Alps in this 40-minute helicopter ride over the snowscapes of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers! Capture the beauty of Mt. Cook, Mt. Tasman, and Tasman Glacier during this once-in-a-lifetime experience.


  • Admire the ice structures of Fox and Franz Josef glaciers during this adventurous helicopter ride.

  • Listen to your tour guide tell you rare-known facts about the region.

  • See the unique waterfalls, rock formations and ice structures of the glaciers.

  • Take in the views of Mt. Cook, Mt. Tasman, and Tasman Glacier from a rare vantage point.

  • Enjoy a smooth landing onto the vast snowfields of the Southern Alps and play a snowball fight.


  • English-speaking guide

  • 40-minute scenic flight

  • Three glacier (the Fox, Franz Josef, and Aoraki/Mt. Cook) flight with snow landing.

Cancellation policy

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

You'll set out for a flying adventure from Franz Josef and travel over the unique landscape of the Southern Alps. Soar over the Fox Glacier and get a glimpse into the flora and fauna of the mountainous regions. You'll see the steep incline of the Franz Josef glacier and appreciate the rugged geography of its rock formations and waterfalls.

Flying by the peaks of Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman, you're in for stunning panoramic views of this intriguing part of New Zealand. You'll get a chance to see the largest glacier in the country, Tasman Glacier, in all its glory - its ice structures reflecting sunlight perfectly. As you enjoy the snow landing in the vast snowfields, you can play a fun snowball fight and take photographs of these once-in-a-lifetime Kodak moments.

Important Information

  • Ensure that you bring along sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • Wear outdoor clothing suitable for the snow, and covered shoes (sneakers or trainers are fine) or hiking boots.

  • You can bring your personal camera or GoPro.

  • Ensure that you have enough storage space on your memory card and/or phone for photographs.

  • It is suggested to leave your bags and other valuable belongings (e.g. passport and wallet) at the operator’s office or inside your car.

  • Please note that the availability, route, and length of your scenic flight will be dependent on weather conditions on the day.

  • It is illegal to use drones in the area, so please leave yours in the car if you have one.

  • Selfie sticks are not allowed to use in the helicopter.

  • Please note that passengers are not allowed to use iPads to take photos during flights as they can impede the view of the pilot and other passengers.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Departure Locations

  • Departs and returns from Fox Glacier Guiding - Glacier Tours & Adventures.

  • Address: 44 Main Road, State Highway 6, Fox Glacier 7951, New Zealand.

Get Directions to the Departure Location

  • Departs and returns from Franz Josef Base – Alpine Adventure Centre.

  • Address: 29 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand.

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