Franz Josef Picnic Amongst the Peaks Helicopter Ride

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Highlights & inclusions

Enjoy an exclusive private helicopter tour for you and 5 friends
Indulge in a private picnic on the longest Glacier in New Zealand
One of the most incredible photo & video opportunities in the country
Have the quiet serenity of the Glacier all to yourself
A once-in-a-lifetime Kiwi experience with lasting memories
Expert pilot providing a safe and unforgettable journey
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Sat, Jul 13, 2024

What you can expect

The endless beauty and amazing views start from take-off at Franz Josef Heliport, as you cross the main divide from the West Coast. Enjoy breath-taking scenic landscapes of New Zealand’s main attractions including Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, La Peruse & Belfour Glaciers, flourishing greens of native rainforest, and snow-capped peaks of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, as you make your way towards the private landing on the Tasman Glacier.

Once landed on the glacier nestled in the peaks of Mount Cook, your pilot will set up a private picnic on the snow for you to enjoy local cuisine while taking in the astonishing views and surroundings with plenty of time for amazing photos and memory-making.

Once you’ve had your fill of alpine air and food, your private helicopter will fly back past the highest peak in New Zealand and return across the divide and native rainforest to Franz Josef Heliport. A kiwi experience you’ll treasure for a lifetime.


What you need to know

  • Picnic on the glacier
  • Return private helicopter transfers
  • Departure time: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm
  • This experience is 90 minutes in duration
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from 69 Cron street, Franz Josef/Waiau, 7886
What To Bring
  • Warm clothing
  • A good camera
Additional Information
  • Max number 6 persons
  • No selfie sticks or loose clothing
  • Flights can be cancelled due to weather, specifically low clouds and low visibility. We will call you regarding weather updates within 24 hours of your booking. If we cannot fly you at the intended time we will do our absolute best to rebook you to a preferred time. If we cannot fly or rebook you to the preferred time, you will incur a 100% refund on your booking due to weather cancellation.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Need help?

  • Email us at
  • Help code: D2B-6B34
  • This experience is supplied by Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters by INFLITE


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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