Mount Cook helicopter flight with glacier landing
Mount Cook helicopter flight with glacier landing
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
  • Duration
    40 min
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Fox Glacier is located in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park and takes its name from Sir William Fox, who visited the Glacier as Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1872.

It is one of the few glaciers in the world which exists in such close proximity to both an ocean and a rainforest. The unique setting of Fox Glacier and speed of the ice-flow (up to 3 metres per day in places) make for some of the most dynamic ice formations of any glacier.

The ultimate glacial experience - this flight tour covers it all! Glacial icefalls, crevasses and neves, views from ocean to Alps – you get to see both glaciers and NZ’s highest peak. Cross the spine of the Southern Alps and circle the top of magnificent Aoraki/Mount Cook. Topped off with a spectacular snow landing, this is the best helicopter experience on the West Coast!

minimum 4 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ 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
Special terms

Please call 24 hours prior to departure to reconfirm your booking.

Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

All flights are subject to minimum numbers & weather conditions.

*The meeting time can be changed according to weather conditions.


Adult (15+) = 490NZD

Children (4 - 14) = 343NZD

Infant (0 - 3) = 245NZD

  • All necessary safety equipment
  • Helicopter
  • Pilot
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Sunglasses and a light jacket or jumper
  • Sturdy footwear and a camera
Meeting point
Glacier Helicopters Fox Glacier: Main South Road, SH6, Fox Glacier 7859 Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Fantastic experience. We were very lucky and had perfect weather (no wind, no clouds) for a close view of Mt. Cook and landing on Franz Joseph glacier.
  • 5 / 5

We took off from Fox Glacier and landed high up on Franz Joseph glacier, around and higher than Mt. Cook and then over Fox glacier itself and back to the start.

  • 5 / 5


Great flight over fox glacier
  • 5 / 5

Great tour, not Very Good weather so no stop on the Glacier

Third time lucky!
  • 5 / 5

It was third time lucky; but then the sun shone , Mount Cook was visible and there were white fluffy clouds! A once in a lifetime experience. Views of Fox, Franz Josef and Tasmin Glaciers plus circling Mount Cook, all topped off with a snow landing and great photo opportunities.

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