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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight: Fox & Franz Josef

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  • Mobile ticket

Fly above the beautiful snowfields of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Explore the ice structures, capture the panoramic views of New Zealand and even challenge your friends to a snowball fight!

Highlights

  • Fly above the stunning Fox Glacier and the Franz Josef Glacier with your English-speaking guide.

  • Enjoy a smooth landing on the snow and explore the unusual ice structures up close.

  • Experience the beauty of Franz Josef, the steepest and fastest moving glacier in New Zealand.

  • Admire the crystal-clear reflections of the highest peaks in New Zealand during your twin glacier adventure.

  • Capture panoramic and dramatic views of the alpine landscape.

Inclusions

  • 30-minute flight over Fox and Franz Josef Glacier

  • Snow landing

  • English-speaking tour guide

Cancellation policy

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

Enjoy a scenic flight over the Southern Alps in this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter experience over the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. Start your adventure at the helicopter base in Fox Glacier Township, and meet your expert pilot. Once you take off, marvel at the spectacular panoramic views over the town and surrounding landscapes. You'll spend 30 minutes flying in a comfortable helicopter ride over the region.

You'll get a chance to admire the sprawling ice arches, the Chancellor Dome region, and the ice trekking trails of the Fox Glacier. While riding above the steeper Franz Glacier, you'll see parts of the glacier that are usually inaccessible to hikers. The rugged beauty of its waterfalls and unique rock formations will leave you in awe. Your tour guide will explain how it is the steepest and fastest moving glacier in New Zealand.

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.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fox+Glacier+Guiding+-+Glacier+Tours+%26+Adventures/@-43.4652461,170.0152016,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d2a2c2dcb6b5c83:0x81fb3e99e2d92a5a!8m2!3d-43.4652697!4d170.0174681">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.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/HeliServices.NZ+Franz+Josef+(Fox+Glacier+%26+Haast)/@-43.3877825,170.1794729,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d2bd5dde2d2b241:0xc92b48c1f833b8df!8m2!3d-43.3877864!4d170.1816616?hl=en">Get Directions to the Departure Location

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