Glaciers Experience the dramatic ice formations of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

The rugged West Coast of the South Island is an untamed beauty where the mountains meet the Tasman Sea and where rainforests give way to Glaciers.  Nowhere else in the world can glaciers be found in such a dramatic setting, in such close proximity to the Sea, making Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers truly unique. The Helicopter Line operates from both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier townships with multiple flight options available from each location.


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Departing Franz or Fox

Mountain Scene Spectacular HLF3

Duration 40 mins
$415 per adult

Our premier flight! Experience two of New Zealand’s finest national parks and encounter the gigantic expanse of both the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.  Take in the towering ice formations and top it off with a snow landing: a chance to set foot on snow and breath the clean alpine air.  Along the way, get to see the Tasman Glacier and get close to Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

Features snow landing

Departing Franz or Fox

Twin Glacier HLF4

Duration 30 mins
$300 per adult

Fly over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers and land at the head of either the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier. View the incredible natural phenomenon of the glacier as it winds slowly down the carved valleys from its origin in the mountains high above you.

Features snow landing

Departing Franz or Fox

Neve Discoverer HLF5

Duration 20 mins
$230 per adult

The perfect opportunity to get up close to the glaciers and touch snow. You'll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier and experience the solitude of a landing in this natural alpine wonderland.

Features snow landing

Departing Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier & Mount Cook HLF4F

Duration 30 mins
$300 per adult

Soar above Fox village and head to the stunning Fox Glacier.  Take in the majesty of the longest West Coast Glacier before landing in the snowfield at the top for the most stunning scenery and that perfect holiday photo.  Then explore the west face of Aoraki/Mt Cook before descending into the valleys and returning to Fox.

Features snow landing

Departing Franz Josef

Franz Josef Heli-Hike

Duration 3 hours
$395 per adult

Simply the ultimate Glacier experience! Take in the Franz Josef Glacier by helicopter before descending onto the ice itself for an adventure like no other.  From the crevasses and ice caves to the splendour of the clean blue ice, immerse yourself in the unique surroundings and touch the ice, breath the fresh air and enjoy one of the world’s most exhilarating experiences.

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Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax of 15%. Major credit cards, travellers cheques and foreign currencies are accepted. Please see here for child prices. Prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing valid from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014.