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Franz Josef Helicopter Tours

These tours operators are making great efforts to help preserve the environment. Green Helicopter Tours will make this tour more eco friendly by offsetting the fuel use by these tours at no cost to you. Enjoy your eco ride!

Heli Hiking Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Australia and South Pacific, Heli Hiking Franz Josef

Combine a scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a two-hour guided walk amongst the ice caves, pinnacles and seracs of New Zealand's South Island. You'll learn about glacier processes and enjoy supreme panoramic views on your small group tour, as your local guide shows you the most spectacular ice formations.

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Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight, Franz Josef, Australia and South Pacific, Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

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.

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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Australia and South Pacific, Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Franz Josef

Fly over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers on this 30-minute helicopter flight.

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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Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight, Franz Josef, Australia and South Pacific, Franz Josef 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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