Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

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Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight information and booking

40 minutes
Departs from
Fox Glacier Helicopter Base
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Departures are on demand, fights are operated from 7:30am - 9:00pm between October to March and 8:00am - 6:00pm between April to September
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Tour description provided by Viator

This premier 40-minute helicopter tour lets you experience two of

New Zealand

's finest National Parks, divided by the imposing Southern Alps.

Discover the gigantic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier snowfields with a landing at around 2134 meters (7000 feet). Step out of the helicopter and experience how it feels to walk on snow. Then follow the Main Divide for fantastic views of the Tasman Glacier and Aoraki (Mount Cook) before heading back down towards the lush rainforests at the edge of the Tasman Sea.

With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways. Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 40-minute scenic helicopter flight including snow landing
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pilot guide

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)