The Helicopter Line offers a range of scenic helicopter flights departing from the villages of Fox and Franz Josef and flying over the Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glaciers and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park with landings on the snow, high above the glacier terminal. Helihiking is highly recommended, combining the excitement of walking on the glacier with the thrill of two helicopter flights. Charter flights are also available and can vary from 20 minutes to several hours duration.
Sub-tropical forest and snow-covered glaciers via for space on this narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps on the West Coast of the South Island. The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are the most low-lying of their type in the world.
Helicopter bases are centrally located on the edge of the village and complimentary pick up and drop off transfers are available if required.
Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing
From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this flight explores the icefalls on either the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers. Experience the seclusion of a snow landing in this largely inaccessible alpine region.
Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier, with Glacier Landing
Explore the glacial icefalls of not one but two glaciers - Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Discover up close their unusual ice formations - landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for superb photos, snowballs and memories.