Fox and Franz Heliservices

From NZ$170 per adult

Fox and Franz Heliservices

Experience the true untouched beauty and awe inspiring scenery of NZ’s South Island with an exciting scenic helicopter flight and snow landing on the majestic Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.

Fox and Franz Heliservices are based in both Fox and Franz Josef and are proud to be the only 100% locally owned and operated helicopter company licensed to land at all designated landing sites within the Westland National Park.

Activity Options

Flight One: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier

  • Sweep above Westland National Park as you explore the Fox or Franz Josef Glacier to 6000 feet before landing in the snow to enjoy exceptional views of the Southern Alps
  • Flight: Allow 20 minutes

Flight Two: Fox Glacier & Mount Cook

  • Only available from the Fox Glacier Flight Centre, explore the majestic Fox Glacier before flying by the sheer west faces of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman
  • A snow landing provides opportunities to photograph the magnificent scenery
  • Flight: Allow 30 minutes

Flight Three: Twin Glacier

  • Discover the scenic wonders of both the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers
  • Take advantage of the terrific photo opportunities of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman while landed on the snow
  • Flight: Allow 30 minutes

Flight Four: Grand Tour

  • This is the ‘grand-daddy’ of all flights and highly recommended!
  • Explore Fox and Franz Josef Glacier as well as taking in Mount Cook
  • A landing on the snow for some magnificent photo opportunities tops off the flight
  • As a bonus, weather permitting, cross the main divide to view the Tasman Glacier
  • Flight: Allow 40 minutes

Flight Five: Twin Glacier and Mount Cook

  • Take in both the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and the sheer West faces of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman in this fabulous combination flight!
  • Includes a snow landing for magnificent photos of the Southern Alps.
  • Flight: Allow 35 minutes

Flight Six: Fox or Franz Josef Alpine Explorer

  • With the Alpine Explorer, experience the Fox or Franz Josef Glacier from the air as you soar across pinnacles and crevasses and witness the deep blue ice of this natural wonder.
  • Flight: Allow 10 minutes

Charter Helicopter Flights

  • Charters are available upon request along with transportation for hunters, fishermen, photographers, film crews, trampers and other private charters. Request a Quotation.

Departures

  • On demand

Other Information

  • All standard flights include a snow landing, subject to weather conditions
  • Flight durations are an approximate only and may change at any time subject to weather conditions and at pilot’s discretion

Essential Wear for Snow Landings

  • Sunglasses
  • Covered shoes (sneakers or trainers are fine) or your hiking boots
  • Plenty of film (or memory) for your camera
  • Wear comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for wearing on the snow
  • Temperatures can be 5-10 degrees cooler on the snow than it is in the village

Check In Time

Please check in 15 – 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time. This allows time for processing and aircraft allocation. If you are part of a large group (10 people or more), then you will need to check in 25 minutes prior to departure.

Location

Franz Josef: Alpine Adventure Centre, State Highway 6, Franz Josef.

Fox Glacier: Fox Glacier Guides Building, State Highway 6, Fox Glacier.