Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

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Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight information and booking

40 minutes
Departs from
The Helicopter Line Base
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Flights are operated from 7:30am - 9:00pm (October to March) and 8:00am - 6:00pm (April to September).
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Tour description provided by Viator

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 helicopter landing at around 2134 meters (7000 feet). Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route. You'll walk along 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 flight is the ideal choice for sightseeing; allowing you to get up-close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways.

The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (40 minutes)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pilot guide
  • Gst (goods and services tax)

What isn't included

  • Items of a personal nature