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Glacier Explorer - 25mins 1 Glacier Scenic Flight

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Experience the magnificent glacial landscape of Franz Josef on our scenic helicopter flight!

Highlights

  • Take in the incredible birds eye view over Franz Josef Glacier
  • Easy to learn
  • Epic photo opportunities
  • An unforgettable adventure for the whole family to enjoy

Our friendly team welcome you aboard our helicopters for an unforgettable experience flying over the stunning glacial landscape of Franz Josef including a 10 minute snow landing.

We are a family owned and operated company who are passionate about what we do and we look forward to showing you the glaciers, rainforests and mountains that form our incredible back yard.

The Glacier Explorer flight includes views of Franz Josef Glacier, Southern Alps and Mt Ellie de Beaumont.

You’ll be flying in one of our two great types of machines either an AS350 B2 Squirrel or MD520 Notar, we take off from our private helipad and you are in capable hands with our experienced pilots (often with Gus our owner operator). Get up close with the local glaciers including the Franz Josef, Fox & Tasman depending on your flight choice, you’ll be amazed at the size of them and their crevasses, fly amongst the Southern Alps before a snow landing with plenty of time for photos, snowballs and to admire the views from the Tasman Sea to Mt Cook.

Adult $295.00
Child $295.00 (Aged 3 - 16 years)
Infant $0.00

What's included

  • 25 minute helicopter flight - including snow landing

Duration

  • Allow 70 minutes for the whole activity

Location

  • Check in 30 minutes before departure - 10 Main Road, West Coast 7886, New Zealand.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please Note: The flight time includes a 10 minute snow landing. During the Summer season snow is not fresh and there is not always snow on the landing site for the Glacier Explorer flight we do our best to get you to the best location for snow photos.

    Infants (up to 3 years) can fly free of charge when booking with two adults if space allows, maximum of one infant per flight, sitting on a parents knee - please make note of infants travelling through checkout.

    Bookings:

    Flights require a minimum of 4pax to depart.

    Flights, routes and departure times are all subject to change due to weather conditions.

    Discounted flights are non-refundable but changeable up to 24hrs prior to departure time. Full price flights are changeable and refundable up to 24hrs prior to departure times.

    Health & Safety:

    In all levels we do ask everyone wears a mask during the flight and short van ride, along with making use of the hand sanitiser located at our hangar entry and in the shop. We ask that no one with flu or cold symptoms fly with us for everyones safety.

    If you do not have a vaccination pass or you are a family with unvaccinated children over 12yrs there may be chartered private flight options available. Please contact the operator once you have booked to discuss this.

    Glacier Country Helicopters are certified Covid Clean by Qualmark and all staff are full vaccinated.

Available Bookings from 23 May to 29 May 2022

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  • Adult$234.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$234.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$295.00
  • Infant Free

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

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peters6 from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2022

Wonderful experience

Spellbinding flight over the glacier and onto the mountains - highly recommended.

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So glad you enjoyed it Peter!

abduls1 from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2022

EXCELLENT

EXCELLENT, MY DAUGHTER WAS ENJOYING THE MOST

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David Johnson from New Zealand wrote on 08 January 2022

Exceptional

This was really an amazing experience, the whole deal, the flight, the view, the snow landing. We have been lucky to have had some incredible nature experiences all over the world and this was up there with the best of them. The reception team and our pilot Gus were relaxed and friendly, but thoroughly professional. Only warning is to do this at the end of your holiday otherwise everything else you do after may seem a bit average!

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Thanks for taking the time to write a review it is a real big boost to the whole team to hear how happy everyones experience was. We have had such a great time flying all our guest in our amazing back yard with this amazing weather. Stay safe and catch you next time

Amir Irani from New Zealand wrote on 08 January 2022

Perfect

Awesome experience. Nice flight and friendly staff.

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Cheers guys thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was our pleasure to show you are amazing back yard. catch you next time. stay safe GCH team

daves from New Zealand wrote on 15 December 2021

Jaw dropping experience !

What an absolutely amazing adventure my partner Andrea and I experienced... the views, the serenity, the tingling of the mind as you moved seamlessly over the glacier and mountain tops. There were no words, just smiles and appreciation of what NZ has to offer. Our pilot was amazing, thoughtful, knowledgeable and friendly... his expert flying and personal appreciation of our land shone through...he loves his job. We landed on a mountain and had straight ahead clear views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman...you could almost touch them...fantastic photo opportunities and a play in the snow provided another highlight of this amazing experience. As we were flying back we had already in our minds booked another flight for our 3 kids as this certainly was something we knew they had to experience for themselves. Awesome in every respect...thank you , and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Thanks for the awesome review! Can't wait to see you and the family next time, we can do another route & show you other incredible parts of the Southern Alps too!

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