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Pilots Choice - 35mins 2 Glaciers Scenic Flight

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

Highlights

  • Take in the stunning views over Franz Josef Glacier and the Southern Alps
  • Enjoy a 10 minute snow landing to fully experience the magnificent landscape
  • Incredible 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 Pilots Choice flight includes views of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier; or Franz Josef Glacier and Tasman Glacier, Southern Alps, Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

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 $365.00
Child $290.00 (Aged 3 - 16 years)

What's included

  • 35 minute helicopter flight - including snow landing

Duration

  • Allow 80 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 January 24 to January 30

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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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Ellen Watt from New Zealand wrote on 24 October 2021

Fantastic Flight!!

Fantastic experience, would highly recommend!! Great commentary from our pilot, Gus. Nice to be able to fly with a family owned and operated business!

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jryan from New Zealand wrote on 23 October 2021

Absolutely epic!

Megan, you are the coolest! Jay you were fantastic! The snow landing was mind blowing! What and incredible experience Highly recommend

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kateyy from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2021

Awesome!

I had such a brilliant time. I smiled ear to ear the whole flight. The pilot, Jay, was informative and made us feel safe. Panoramic views from the snowfield landing followed by a flight to my cook and Tasman and then sweeping over the glaciers. Amazing!

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Dat boi from New Zealand wrote on 09 June 2021

10/10 Experience!

Megan and Jay made it feel like going flying with family. Very personable and very knowledgable about the area they live and fly in. Would recommend to anyone looking for an out of this world experience with down to earth team!

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Vicki Archer from New Zealand wrote on 02 June 2021

Fantastic Experience

An incredible experience with fantastic staff to make sure we all really enjoyed it. Loved the commentary as we were flying, giving us a lot of information about what we were seeing. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to others - well worth it!

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