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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 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 ratingMemorable, amazing, a must do activity! We waited 3 days for the weather to improve and then we went on an incredible adventure in a helicopter... read more

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    Excursion564453
    20/11/18

    5 star ratingOnce in a life time experience Originally we wanted to do a glacier hiking, but I have a doubt whether I am physically fit as I... read more

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    ngsiewcheng
    21/05/13
  • 4 star ratingTouch down on Franz Joseph Glacier My first trip in a helicopter would have been exhilarating anywhere but this was extra special. Looking down on the... read more

    I2848QYjamesa
    01/01/20

    5 star ratingExpensive but soooooo worth it!! Possibly the best thing we’ve done on our NZ trip so far - the price was a little eye-watering and... read more

    Phill2810
    08/01/20

    5 star ratingShayne WOW !! What a Fantastic flight ! We were unable to get up with another company and went to Scenic... read more

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    neonleon68
    17/05/18
  • 5 star ratingAmazing scenery and experience The trip was fantastic. Staff in the town office were very helpful and provide transport to the helipad. The helicopter... read more

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    Michael T
    11/04/18

    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 ratingFranz Joseph Glacier flight Wonderful experience to fly up and land on the glacier! Simply magical place, brilliant pilot in testing conditions and she... read more

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    moikalc
    30/01/19