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Helicopter tours in New Zealand

Find out all the available helicopter tours in New Zealand, their prices, the discounts they offer, departure timings, duration in the air, helipads from where the flights take off, weight restrictions, etc., before booking your time in the air.

In New Zealand, tourists love to explore Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier by helicopter.

Mount Cook is yet another favorite of the adrenalin junkies, who prefer to take the aerial route.

Some tourists heading to Milford Sound decide to take a chopper to see the stunning natural landmarks.

Most of the helicopter tours in New Zealand take off from Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the World.

Helicopter tours to Franz Josef Glacier

Helicopter tour of Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef and Fox glaciers in New Zealand are the most beautiful and approachable glaciers in the world. Most tourists love to go on a helicopter tour of these glaciers.

However, some do one better – they book a helicopter hike and sweat it out in the cold. 

Helicopter tours to Milford Sound

Helicopter tour to Milford Sound
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Milford Sound in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park is a stunning natural attraction. Almost all visitors take the 2-hour long Milford Sound cruise.

Some make it an even grander affair by reaching Milford Sound by helicopter to enjoy aerial views as well.

Helicopter tours to Mount Cook

Helicopter tour to Mount Cook
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Mount Cook dominates the Southern Alps range that divides New Zealand’s South Island into east and west.

An aerial tour of Mount Cook is the only way to explore Mount Cook National Park’s towering mountains, vast glaciers, and remote snowfields.

Helicopter tours from Queenstown

Queenstown helicopter tours
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With places such as Milford Sound, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Tasman Glacier, Mount Cook, Middle-Earth Waterfalls, Mt. Tutoko, Richardson Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, etc. nearby, every day 100s of tour helicopters take off from Queensland.