Franz Josef Town: Glacier Helicopter Tour with Snow Landing

(3 customer reviews)

Fly by helicopter above the incredible Franz Josef Glacier taking in its ice pinnacles and crevasses, then fly into the impressive Southern Alps and take stunning photos on the snow landing site. Book your Franz Josef Town: Glacier Helicopter Tour with Snow Landing here.

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Experience New Zealand’s Majestic Mountains

Embark on a journey to witness some of New Zealand’s most awe-inspiring mountains. This helicopter flight Franz Josef Town: Glacier Helicopter Tour with Snow Landing offers not just a bird’s eye view, but also a chance to land amidst these natural wonders for an unparalleled experience.

Preparation for the Adventure

Begin your adventure at our local partner’s office. Here, you will check in and participate in a safety briefing. A short van ride later, you will arrive at the hangar, ready to meet your pilot and board the helicopter.

The Helicopter Ride

As the helicopter takes off, put on your headset. Listen to your pilot’s commentary about the sights below. Fly over the terminal moraine of the ancient Franz Josef Glacier and up the valley over the ice river. Marvel at the ice pinnacles and crevasses as you fly onwards amongst the Southern Alps.

Landing Amongst the Mountains

Land on an elevated snow landing site for breathtaking views of some of New Zealand’s highest mountains. You will have 10 minutes to capture these incredible scenes with your camera before returning to the hangar.

Return Journey

As you return to the hangar, reflect on the unforgettable sights and experiences of your journey. The majestic mountains, the ancient glacier, and the stunning Southern Alps will leave an indelible mark on your memory.


This helicopter ride is more than just a tour; it’s an adventure that brings you closer to New Zealand’s natural beauty. It’s an experience that will stay with you long after you’ve left the snow-capped peaks behind.

A Lasting Impression

The grandeur of New Zealand’s mountains, viewed from above and up close, is something that will leave a lasting impression. The sheer scale and beauty of these natural wonders are truly humbling.

A Unique Experience

This helicopter tour Franz Josef Town: Glacier Helicopter Tour with Snow Landing is not just about sightseeing; it’s about experiencing New Zealand’s rugged landscape in a unique way. It’s about feeling a connection with nature that is both profound and personal.

Remembering Your Journey

Your journey may end as you step off the helicopter, but the memories you’ve made will last a lifetime. Every time you look at your photos, you’ll be transported back to those breathtaking moments amongst New Zealand’s majestic mountains.

A Final Note

We hope that this helicopter ride has given you a deeper appreciation for New Zealand’s stunning landscapes. We look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable adventure.

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Additional information

Address Information

10 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand

City Name

Franz Josef Town

Area Name

West Coast

Country Name

New Zealand

3 reviews for Franz Josef Town: Glacier Helicopter Tour with Snow Landing

  1. Annabel – United States (verified owner)

    This was just fabulous! Gorgeous day. We were very well taken care of. The staff and crew were fun and helpful and did all they could to get all of us in the air and on the glacier. Trip of a lifetime. Plus.. we sat in the front with the owner/pilot! Many many thanks.

  2. Claire – New Zealand (verified owner)

    An amazing experience, it was my first time in a helicopter and what a place to do it! It’s highly dependent on the weather of course but we were lucky and had perfect conditions. I felt safe and totally in awe of the surroundings, then the walk on the snow was incredible. Loved every minute!

  3. Steve – Australia (verified owner)

    Never done a soft snow landing before, but it was pretty amazing, and the flight over the tops of the mountains covered in snow was pretty spectacular, would do it again in a heartbeat , hats off to the pilot , with over 37 years experience , making it a great day to remember, and definitely our highlight trip while site seeing in New Zealand , many thanks again

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