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 ratingFantastic experience! I was very nervous before going on a helicopter flight but was so glad I experienced it. We took the... read more

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    Gillers2014
    05/03/15

    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 ratingBreathtaking We chose the middle option where we visited Fox glacier and landed on Franz Josef. This was worth every cent... read more

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    sstoney52
    09/04/13
  • 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 ratingawesome experience!! Absolutely fantastic experience! This was seriously one of the best days of my life. Beautiful scenery, excellent company and amazing... read more

    michellita a
    25/10/19

    5 star ratingAmazing flight in Franz Josef I did my first helicopter flight with them and the experience was great!
    The whole staff was really friendly and professional...
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    MarianoPiccett
    20/01/20
  • 5 star ratingFlyfishing Flyout to Thomas River Very motivated team, even on the chrismas weekend!! Scott seems to be a veery experienced pilot. Felt absolutely save!!

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    Simon B
    26/12/17

    5 star ratingFantastic staff and amazing experience!! We were passing thru Franz on our way to the ferry, the staff were amazing and went out of their... read more

    Hdiwnala
    02/09/19

    5 star ratingMust do activity in Franz Joseph This is a must-do and with this company. So my wife and I arrived late to Franz Joseph the day... read more

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    rnohr
    31/03/19