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Fox Glacier Helicopter Tours

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Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight, Fox Glacier, Australia and South Pacific, Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

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.

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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, Australia and South Pacific, Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier

Fly over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers and marvel at the mantle of pure white snow as you land at the head of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier. This landing site is the perfect place to view the incredible natural phenomenon of the glaciers as they wind slowly down the carved valleys from their origin in the mountains high above you.

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Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight, Fox Glacier, Australia and South Pacific, Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Helicopter Flight

Depart Fox Glacier Village, fly over the legendary Fox Glacier and snowfields and watch the crevasses and ice forms race by below you. Land in the snow above the icefalls of the glacier and experience the magnitude of the scenery surrounding you. Then let the impressive presence of Aoraki (Mount Cook) amaze you as you explore it's majestic west face, before descending down into the valleys below.

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Fox Glacier Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight, Fox Glacier, Australia and South Pacific, Fox Glacier Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

The perfect opportunity to get up close to the glacier and touch snow. You'll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over Fox Glacier and experience the solitude of landing in this wonderful natural alpine environment.

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New Zealand's two most famous glaciers are major attractions in their own right. The frosty majesty of these mighty cascades of ice juggernauting their way toward the sea are the highlight of Westland Tai Poutini National Park in New Zealand's South Island. Franz Josef is considered the more visually impressive glacier, while the walk to Fox is shorter and gets you closer to the ice.

The region's heavy tourist traffic is catered for in the twin picture-postcard towns of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Franz Josef is livelier but Fox has more Alpine-village charm. The best way to experience the awe-inspiring splendor of the glaciers is on a guided walking tour.

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