The Helicopter Line
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers
Flanked to the west by the Southern Alps and to the east by the Tasman Sea, the West Coast region is a rugged, stretch of native forested land, lakes, mountains, farmland, wild coastline and the location of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.
Are you ready for an adventure? Get ready to lift off in the safe hands of your pilot, gazing over staggering ice formations and rugged South Island terrain. Then you’ll touch down on the snowy glacial plains, inhale the mountain air and take snaps with your chopper before heading back to base.
The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are constantly moving. On this flight, which glacier we land on and where is dictated by daily movement of the ice formations and the weather patterns that these vast areas of ice impact.