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Departing from:  Franz Josef  |  Fox Glacier  |  Haast

Franz Josef


Franz Josef


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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.

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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 0793
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 ratingwonderful experience We had the most incredible experience. The rugged landscape was amazingly beautiful, what a wonderful 30 minutes. Our pilot was... read more

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    5 star ratingUnbelievable experience We took Heliservices flight to the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers and we were so glad we did, boarded our... read more

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    5 star ratingScenic flight to Franz Joseph Glacier We did the 20-minute flight and it was truly an amazing experience! Highlights include a close-up view of the Franz... read more

  • 5 star ratingCould Not Have Asked for More Although the sales and administration of the company was very laid-back, the actual trip lived up to all expectations and... read more

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    5 star ratingAmazing experience ! This experience could be described in one word: outstanding! The views, the service, our pilot Josh, .. everything about this... read more

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    Virginie H

    5 star ratingGreat tour Managed to get a flight today before the clouds moved in. Great opportunity to see the glacier up close and... read more

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  • 5 star ratingGreat experience Amazing experience today flying over Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and Fox Glacier. Landing in the snow gave us an awesome... read more

    KelliL891 Avatar

    5 star ratingFantastic Experience We pre booked the Heli services helicopter trip and landign to Franz Josef glacier. Stunning views and a fantastic experience.... read more

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    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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