Sub-tropical forest and snow-covered glaciers via for space on this narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps on the West Coast of the South Island. The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are the most low-lying of their type in the world.
Our helicopter bases are located at Fox and Franz Josef. Scenic flights encompass the two famous glaciers and many more besides. These frozen rivers of ice can travel up to 3 metres per day down the mountain valleys. Guided walks on the glaciers make the experience very personal. Sweep from glacier to ocean in minutes.
Prices valid 01 October 2012 - 30 September 2013.
Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing (Flight Tour 302)
From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this flight explores the icefalls on either the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers. Experience the seclusion of a snow landing in this largely inaccessible alpine region.
Cost: NZ$225.00 per person
Time away: Approximately 20 minutes ( includes snow landing )
Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier, with Glacier Landing (Flight Tour 303)
Explore the glacial icefalls of not one but two glaciers - Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Discover up close their neve and unusual ice formations - landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for superb photos, snowballs and memories.
Cost: NZ$295.00 per person
Time away: Approximately 30 minutes ( includes snow landing )
Mount Cook Spectacular with Glacier Landing (Flight Tour 306)
The ultimate glacial experience - this flight tours covers it all! Glacial icefalls, crevasses and neves, views from ocean to alps. Cross the Southern Alps spine and circle the peak of magnificent Aoraki/Mount Cook. Get your camera ready for the spectacular snow landing.
Cost: NZ$405.00 per person
Time away: Approximately 40 minutes ( includes snow landing )
Departures All flight tours depart from and return to Fox and Franz Josef townships.
Complimentary Transfers A courtesy coach is available to pick up and drop off passengers in the Fox and Franz Josef area.
Minimum Numbers On all scenic flights, minimum numbers apply. Individual bookings may be combined if neccessary to achieve minimum numbers. Glacier Helicopters carry a maximum of six passengers per flight.
All flight tours are subject to minimum passenger numbers. 3 passengers in a 6 seater aircraft.
Away Times The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate and can be subject to weather conditions.
Routes On occasion, map routes may change at the pilots' discretion. We will keep you informed of any changes to the published information.
Ask us about heli-hiking on Fox Glacier - a fantastic experience!
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