- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Duration20 min
- Opening seasons:
Experience the living nature of New Zealand’s largest glacier on this scenic helicopter flight of Fox Glacier.
A landscape in a constant state of motion, witness the steady march of the Fox Glacier on this scenic helicopter flight and névé landing. A battle of the elements played out in slow motion, head high over the Southern Alps to the névé, a landscape that marks the pace of this iconic ice formation – flying over its cracks and crevasses as you chart its course towards the valley floor…
This activity is run and operated from the airbase in Fox Glacier a small town on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. This flight path travels across the Southern Alps mountain range and includes a glacier landing on Fox Névé.
Meet your guide at the airfield in the village of Fox Glacier for this scenic 20-minute helicopter flight and glacier landing. On this flight, which glacier your pilot choose to land on and where is dictated by daily movement of the ice formations and the weather patterns that these vast areas of ice impact. A stunning experience that puts this impressive formation into perspective, witness the dramatic peaks, lakes and valleys of the Southern Alps from the privacy of a luxury helicopter – equipped with noise-cancelling headsets, comfortable seats and large panoramic windows. Once airborne, your pilot will take you on a tour of the Fox Glacier - fed by four alpine glaciers it is the longest of the West Coast glaciers, stretching 13km across Westland Tai Poutini National Park. During the course of this scenic flight, you’ll also get to land on a snowfield surrounded by the glacial formations in the névé – an impressive snow-capped landscape that demands a bucket-list selfie! On your return to the airbase, soak up the last few minutes at altitude as you pilot identifies local landmarks, touching down in Fox Glacier Village where your adventure will end.
This activity operates using AS350 Squirrel with seating for up to 5 passengers. They are perfectly suited to scenic flights, the open plan cabin allowing for excellent views from all seats. Please note, weight restrictions apply.
→ You are automatically refunded the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.
*The meeting time can be changed according to weather conditions.
Adults (15+) = 280NZD
Children (4 - 14) = 196NZD
Infant (0 - 3) = 140NZD
- 20-Minute Helicopter Flight
- Warm Clothing & Winter Outerwear
- Snow Boots