We welcome you to New Zealand’s World Famous Glacier Region.
At Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd we are passionate about what we do, providing visitors from around the world with the Ultimate Helicopter Experience into our backyard.
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 rainforest, 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 Helipad at the foot of the Southern Alps. We take off by the ancient terminal morraine left by the Glacier! 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. Mount Cook shouldered by Mt Tasman and the Southern Alps.