- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Duration30 min
- Opening seasons:
Discover the majesty of the Southern Alps on this scenic flight & glacier landing from Fox Glacier.
Home to some of the world’s most striking mountain terrain, explore the Southern Alps from the air – taking off from its most central airbase in the village of Fox Glacier. Experience the thrill of a glacier landing and the chance to explore on foot – witnessing the peak of mighty Mt. Cook from the snow-covered steppes of Fox Glacier itself.
This activity is run and operated from the airbase in Fox Glacier Village/Township 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 Glacier.
Meet your guide at the airfield in the village of Fox Glacier for this scenic 30-minute helicopter flight and glacier landing. A stunning experience that puts this impressive alpine landscape 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 at the top of the glacier – an impressive snow-capped landscape that demands a bucket-list selfie! The return takes you past the area’s highest peak, Aoraki/ Mt Cook, ‘the cloud piercer’ before returning to Fox Village.
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+) = 360NZD
Children (4 - 14) = 252NZD
Infant (0 - 3) = 180NZD
- 30-Minute Helicopter Flight
- Warm Clothing & Winter Outerwear
- Snow Boots