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Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

Fox Glacier Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight
Duration:
40 minutes
From:
USD 334.20
This premier 40-minute helicopter tour lets you experience two of New Zealand's finest National Parks, divided by the imposing Southern Alps.<br /><br />Discover the gigantic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier snowfields with a landing at around 2134 meters (7000 feet). Step out of the helicopter and experience how it feels to walk on snow. Then follow the Main Divide for fantastic views of the Tasman Glacier and Aoraki (Mount Cook) before heading back down towards the lush rainforests at the edge of the Tasman Sea.

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier
Duration:
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Fly over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers and marvel at the mantle of pure white snow as you land at the head of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier. This landing site is the perfect place to view the incredible natural phenomenon of the glaciers as they wind slowly down the carved valleys from their origin in the mountains high above you.

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Where is Fox Glacier Airport?  


The Fox Glacier is a 13 kilometre (8.1 miles) long glacier in New Zealand, located on the West Coast of the South Island.


Both the Fox Glacier, and the Franz Josef Glacier (20 kilometres/12 miles to the north), are situated in Westland Tai Poutini National Park. The glaciers and park are part of Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site park.


Fox Glacier Heliport (IATA: FGL, ICAO: NZFH), also referred to as Fort Glacier Airport, or Fort Glacier Aerodrome, is located at Fox Glacier, on South Island, New Zealand.


FGL formerly accomodated air planes, but no longer. FGL is now restricted to helicopter traffic.


The nearby Franz Josef Glacier is served by the Franz Josef Glacier Heliport (WHO).


 

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016