The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef GlacierCurrently Closed
- Address: Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand, Franz Josef Glacier
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +64-37520767
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Tour, Family And Kids
About The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier
Getting the aerial view of Franz Josef Glacier itself sounds so thrilling. Now imagine, experience this dream in real. Well! The Helicopter Line makes it possible. It offers chopper ride over Franz Josef and Fox Glacier from various stop of Franz Josef township. As you ride high above the ground, you get to admire the untamed beauty of the glacier, the mountain that meets the Tasman Sea and the thick rainforest. And from such a height, the entire view looks almost like a painted canvas.
Take one of these rides to discover the stunning beauty of New Zealand!
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier Information
- Bring warm clothes and sturdy shoes.
- Be prepared for alpine weather.
- Online booking is highly recommended.
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier Ticket Prices
- Prices vary depending on the tours.
How To reach The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier by Public Transport
- By hired car
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier
95% of people who visit Franz Josef Glacier include The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
79.05% of people start their The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier
54.35% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier Reviews
Great experience! Even though the day we booked for the tour rained heavily, we were bumped to the next day earliest slot. Appreciate their effort for that. However, counter staffs are not the friendliest, the pilot mumbled throughout the trip, but for the view at the top of the glacier, definitely worth it.
My wife always say the glacier hike is well worth it. It was really cool.
The one thing you need to know about this activity is that it's extremely weather dependent and I can't stress this enough. Our initial booking was cancelled and while the staff were fantastic and tried their hardest to rebook us the day after (3 times), all bookings ended up being cancelled on weather. With the above in mind, I don't have experience of the actual trip itself but I thought it was worth still posting so you know not to get your hopes up. The weather changes quickly in Franz Josef and, while it's almost an assurity that if you get to go up the mountain that it'll be great, if there's at all a chance of bad weather on the date of your booking, lower your expectation as the team prioritise your safety over anything else (as they should) and could very feasibly cancel your flight.
Once in a lifetime experience and it definitely doesn't disappoint! We had so much fun going in a helicopter for the first time, combined with the breathtaking views of the glacier this is a must do experience when visiting!
7 years ago this company cancelled and the same happened today, twice! 'Due to weather conditions' when helicopters went back and forth all day and the weather was radiant all day. It seems this company doesn't care about people who bought a flight via bookme with a discount.