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Information

Photo opportunity on the Glaciers

Please find some useful information below. If you cannot find the information you need then please call us on 0800 800 732 or with your question. 

Departures

All helicopter flights depart from and return to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier townships. Our bases are easily located on the main street of both townships. Visit our contact us page for our details.  

Complimentary Transfers

A courtesy coach is available to pick up and drop off passengers in the Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier area. Please call us to book your courtesy coach transfer by telephoning NZ Call Free 0800 800 732

Minimum Numbers

On all scenic flights, minimum numbers apply. Individual bookings may be combined if necessary to achieve minimum numbers. Glacier Helicopters carry a maximum of six passengers per flight.

All helicopter tours are subject to minimum passenger numbers of 3 passengers in a 6 seat aircraft.

Reconfirmations

Please call us to reconfirm your booking details. This will allow for alternative flight arrangements to be made if weather conditions are unfavourable. Flights exiting Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers can be reconfirmed by telephoning NZ Call Free 0800 800 732

International Bookings

During our busy summer and winter months we strongly recommend that you make your flight bookings in advance to ensure that you are not disappointed. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather, we can transfer your booking to another base or another day. Alternatively, if you would prefer, we will refund you in full.

If you would like to make your scenic flight bookings from your country of origin, you can do this directly using our secure on line booking system to reserve your seat today.

Away Times

The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate and can be subject to weather conditions.

Flight Paths

On occasion, flight paths may change at the helicopter pilot's discretion. Glacier Helicopters will keep you informed of any changes to the published information. On board our aircraft you receive headphones so you can listen to the pilots’ in-flight commentary and learn more about this special part of the world.

Flight Map for Glacier Helicopters

 

Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef and Fox