Fox Glacier is located in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park and takes its name from Sir William Fox, who visited the Glacier as Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1872. It is one of the few Glaciers in the world which exists in such close proximity to both an ocean and a rainforest. The unique setting of Fox Glacier and speed of the ice-flow (up to 3 metres per day in places) make for some of the most dynamic ice formations of any glacier.
Fox Glacier Heli-Flight
|Starts in : Ends in||Duration||Price ( $NZD)|
|Fox Glacier : Fox Glacier||20 min||250|
|Fox Glacier : Mount Cook||30 minutes||320|
Duration : 20 Minutes (Fox Glacier snow landing ) and 30 Minutes (Fox Glacier to Mount Cook).
Departure Location : All helicopter flights depart from and return to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier townships. Our bases are easily located on the main street of both township.
Departure Time : Regular departures throughout the day. Check in time is 15 minutes prior to departure.
Departure dates : Daily.
Transportation : A courtesy coach is available to pick up and drop off passengers in the Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier area.
Category : Adventure.
Fox Glacier Snow Landing
Take to the skies above the Fox Glacier Township before heading towards the Fox Glacier and exploring the dynamic icefalls. A snow-landing above the glacier allows you to set foot on a largely inaccessible area and breathe in the pristine alpine air as the majesty of the landscape surrounds you.
Fox Glacier to Mount Cook
Imagine flying the entire length of the Fox Glacier, then soaring against the west face of Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. There's time for a glacier snow landing before descending the Glacier valley and returning to the Fox township with a camera full of photos and more than a few memories
Bring sunglasses, a light jacket or jumper, sturdy footwear and your camera.
All flight are subject to minimum numbers & weather conditions.
A guided tour and the helicopter.