The West Coast of the South Island is home to spectacular mountain peaks and creeping glaciers.
One of the most popular ways to view the area is from a plane or helicopter, as you loop lazily over the farmlands into the glacial wonderland.
At 13 kilometre long Fox Glacier is the West Coast's longest glacier and it links with the nearby Franz Josef Glacier at the head (neve) where snowfields feed from the nearby alps. View the extraordinary colours of the ice flow, ice caves and pinnacles in this largely inaccessible alpine region. A sight to behold, and one you will never forget.
Flights are offered by both fixed wing plane and helicopter operators and many options can incorporate a snow landing as well as a circuit around New Zealand's highest mountain Aoraki/Mt Cook and its eastern aspects. On a fine day this is a 'must-do'!
Contact the team at Distinction Fox Glacier for more information about Franz Josef & Fox Glacier scenic flights and to reserve a seat. They have a wealth of knowledge about the local region.