The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is an icon on the West Coast region offering the most incredible glacier experience. The Neve Discoverer helicopter tour gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment, get up close to the glacier and touch snow. Be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over the Franz Josef to the snow-field at the head of the glacier. You are away approximately 20 minutes (includes flying time and landing on snow). Our professional team are dedicated to ensuring you have the best experience with us, our crew are trained to ensure your safety both in the air and on the ground. Our staff will acquaint you with our helicopter safety briefing procedure, this is important to understand before you board our helicopters. Instructions are available in Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Thai.
You MUST call 24 hours before service to re-confirm your exact hotel pick up time and check the weather conditions. A minimum of 3 passengers is required to run the tour. Please ensure you are at the hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to pick up time and have your voucher handy. If you are staying at the 'Bellavista Motel, 'Scenic Franz Josef', 'Glacier Gateway Motor Lodge', 'Punga Grove', 'Terrace Motel', 'Te Waonui Forest Retreat', you will need to make your way to the check-in office (Main South Road, next to the Mobil petrol station) 15 minutes prior to the flying time. If the weather conditions are not conducive to flying, we will do our best to reschedule you where possible. Alternatively you can use your voucher at any of The Helicopter Line other helibases for a scenic flight of similar duration or receive a full refund.
Bookings of over 6 passengers may be split into smaller groups due to the limited capacity of the transportation available.
- Length20 mins