Glacier Country Helicopters
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd are passionate about what they do, providing visitors from around the world with the Ultimate Helicopter Experience into their back yard.
We are a local family owned and operated helicopter company based in Franz Josef Glacier on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Our scenic flights depart on demand, we pride ourselves in being more than just a helicopter company, to us it’s a sharing experience. Taking our guests into the stunning wilderness of rain forest, glaciers and mountains we’ve grown up to love over the past years, a real journey of discovery and adventure.
Lift off from our Franz Josef helipad at the foot of the Southern Alps, the scenic views have already started, within seconds you are looking at the world famous Franz Josef Glacier, as we fly over this iconic attraction we climb above and beyond to reveal the real heart of the truly magnificent Southern Alps. Take a deep breath as the highest mountain in New Zealand comes into view Aoraki / Mount Cook standing at 3724 metres, sit back relax and enjoy making some amazing memories with Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.
1. Franz Josef Glacier – Over Flight – 12 minutes
2. Franz Josef Glacier – Snow Landing – 25 minutes
Fly up the Franz Josef Glacier for stunning panoramic views of the heart of the Southern Alps.
3. Twin Glacier – Snow Landing – 35 minutes
Fly south to the Franz Josef Glacier and through the Southern Alps past Mt Ellie Debeaumount for a spectacular snow landing.
4. Ultimate Discovery – Snow Landing – 45 minutes
Fly south to the Fox Glacier and along the Main Divide of the Southern Alps to the Franz Josef and Spencer Glaciers then in for a spectacular snow landing.
5. Pilots Choice – Snow Landing – 35 minutes
The Big One! Fly south to the Fox Glacier then up to Mt Cook and Mt Tasman then over the Southern Alps to New Zealand’s longest glacier the Tasman via multiple peaks and glaciers including the Franz Josef then in for a unforgettable snow landing.
Bookings are essential during Summer Season Nov- March
Contact The Team at Greymouth i-SITE
Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH