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 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

    ngsiewcheng Avatar
    ngsiewcheng
    21/05/13

    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!

    wullieboylan Avatar
    wullieboylan
    13/01/19

    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 ratingBucket List ticked We chose to do the Flight 4- Grand Tour and so glad we did.

    From the moment we checked in we... read more

    Karen19092014 Avatar
    Karen19092014
    30/05/18

    5 star ratingAmazing experience not to be missed! Me and my wife drove all the way to franz Josef purely for this helicopter ride and snow landing, and... read more

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    Ashraf F
    29/04/18

    5 star ratingAwesome Experience! we took the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier loop on the helicopter and had a landing to take pics. ... read more

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    Pigletau
    12/12/18
  • 5 star ratingAmazing We booked this as part of a 3 week road trip through NZ. I booked in advance and kept my... read more

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    louiseandfamily
    19/02/18

    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 ratingAmazing experience My wife and I booked the 30 minute flight, which included landing on the snow above the glacier. The helicopter... read more

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    396peterc396
    20/09/18