South Island NZ Helicopter Flights Daily for Adventurers & Sightseers

Departing from:  Franz Josef  |  Fox Glacier  |  Haast

SCENIC FLIGHTS DEPARTING

Franz Josef

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Are you up for it?

Glaciers are one of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles. Fox Glacier and Franz Josef are internationally-renowned glaciers that attract visitors from around the world every year.

Fly up over the ice, and see pinnacles, crevasses, seracs, and the deep blue ice of glacier country. Choose your Scenic Flight departing Franz Josef below. Walk-ins welcome.

Scenic flights departing Franz Josef

The Franz Josef flight office

Our Franz Josef flight office is in the Alpine Adventure Centre building right in the heart of the town. This is your first stop to check in for a flight or make a booking.

Our helipad is at Franz Josef Heliport and is within easy walking distance (200m) of our office. Our ground crew will make sure you are at the heliport in plenty of time for your flight.

Important information

Franz Josef flight office: +64 (0)3 752 0792
Summer (November-March)  7.00AM to 9.00PM
Winter (April-October) 8.00AM to 6.00PM. 

Please note: Snow landings are subject to weather conditions and are at the pilot’s discretion.

Check-in time is 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time. This allows time for payment processing and aircraft allocation.

Flight duration is only approximate. Pricing is in New Zealand dollars and includes GST. Minimum numbers apply.

 

  • 5 star ratingBrilliant and amazing. Amazing, we were so lucky with the weather. Took a longer flight and circled Mt Cook, saw the origin of... read more

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    Judo513
    16/03/15

    5 star ratingABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE Wonderful and incredible experience. Firstly, the customer service was great. The lady at the desk was Australian and was so... read more

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    brianvergtyu
    09/12/18

    5 star ratingAn unbelievable experience Came to Fox Glacier specifically for the glaciers (obviously!) but decided to not do the 4 hour trek as I... read more

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    MJJC_1982
    06/06/13
  • 5 star ratingStunning trip - amazing view of the glaciers Staying near the top end of Lake Wanaka in Makaroa I was a three-hour drive from Franz Josef but couldn't... read more

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    Brisbanegirl22
    10/02/19

    5 star rating😮 awesome A fantastic trip to Mount Cook and the two associated Glaciers. Jamie the pilot was outstanding and made sure our... read more

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    Russell M
    11/03/18

    5 star ratingREALLY AWESOME! Don’t miss it! This is a must do in Franz Josef! You will not be disappointed! We booked with another operator one month... read more

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    GinaSeh
    03/10/18
  • 5 star ratingRide of a lifetime We are currently touring NZ and visited the beautiful Lake Tekapo. Whilst there it was our 44th wedding anniversary so... read more

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    Moirawright5
    02/04/15

    5 star rating20min scenic plus landing WOW..outstanding!!

    Bill the pilot was great!

    Don’t go anywhere else, use these guys!!!!

    2 adults, 3 kids

    Best money ever spent!

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    wullieboylan
    12/01/19

    5 star ratingFox and Franz helicopter flught We had the experience of a lifetime on this amazing helicopter flight to see the glaciers! Informative, friendly and great... read more

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    Jill_b1unt
    28/09/18