Franz Josef Scenic Flights South Island Scenic Flights New Zealand Scenic Flights

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Discover the wonders of both the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers in one Scenic Flight

At a glance:

  • Price: NZ$350 Per Person

  • Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departs from: Alpine Adventure Centre, Franz Josef

  • Checkin no later than 30mins prior to departure

  • We recommend calling 0800-001-003 if booking within 12hrs of departure

Discover the wonders of both the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers in one scenic flight with the advantage of seeing more high peaks and a fantastic overview of the Southern Alps. Soar across pinnacles and crevasses and witness the deep blue ice of glacier country.

When the weather is right you may have the opportunity to cross over the ridge separating the two glaciers – an absolutely jaw-dropping moment in a helicopter. Take advantage of the terrific photo opportunities of Aoraki/Mt Cook (New Zealand’s highest mountain) and Mt Tasman while landed on the snow.

Allow 30 minutes (flight duration is only approximate)

Essential gear for snow landings:

  • Sunglasses

  • Covered shoes (sneakers or trainers are fine) or hiking boots

  • Wear comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for wearing on the snow. Occasionally the temperature can be 5-10 degrees cooler on the snow than it is in the village. Check with our ground crew if you are unsure of what to wear

  • Plenty of room on your memory card and/or phone for photos. Please note: Selfie sticks, especially extendable ones, are a safety hazard and are best left behind

  • Please note that we do not allow passengers to use iPads to take photos during flights as they can impede the view of the pilot and other passengers. You're very welcome to bring along another means of taking your photos (phone, camera or GoPro are all great).

This Flight is operated by:

Twin Glaciers