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'!
Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel Helicopter Combos
Save money when you incorporate a stay at Distinction Fox Glacier with a spectacular scenic helicopter flight from the Fox Glacier village. Our Fox Glacier helicopter combo will give you the opportunity to get close-up views of these mighty rivers of ice and surrounding mountains. All flights feature a snow landing in the Fox Glacier neve, offering fantastic photo opportunities.
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