Franz Josef


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.


$195 per Adult Franz Josef or Fox Glacier with Snow landing (allow 20 minutes).No need to apply a code, just make a booking!

$350 per Adult TWIN GLACIER special Choose the Twin Glacier scenic flight departing from Franz Josef or Fox Glacier, and receive the special price of $350 per Adult. (includes the 30 minute Fox Glacier and Mount Cook option departing Fox Glacier)


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
Office hours 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! Took a short flight with two friends along the coast to see seals basking, then back over the bush. Felt... read more

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    Wendy B

    5 star ratingAmazing flight over the glaciers We did a Fox and Franz Joseph glacier flight from Fox. After a two day wait for the weather... read more


    5 star ratingAmazing!! Could not recommend this any higher, we took a quick flight along the coast to see a seal colony and... read more

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    James R
  • 5 star ratingFantastic trip We had a once in a lifetime helicopter ride. The views were wonderful, we took so many photos. The pilot... read more

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    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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    5 star ratingAwesome heli trip around Franz Josef A fantastic heli trip over glaciers in a beautiful sunny day! This is a must do in Franz Josef where... read more

  • 5 star ratingWow!!!! Fantastic trip up the glacier with Deon as our pilot. Great service and commentary. Truly magical way to experience our... read more


    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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    5 star ratingThe best experience, service and landscape in NZ! These guys rock! Great price and bookings made easy. I enjoyed great banter, landscape yarns and humour our with my... read more