For the high-flying explorer who wants to truly behold all the marvels of the Southern Alps, this is the ultimate tour. This 40 minute helicopter flight that departs from Franz Josef Flight Centre and takes you through all of the major natural formations that are a must-see in the Southern Alpine region. Soar over Fox Glacier, with its fields of snowgrass and the rare alpine flora and fauna frolicking in its more accessible areas. In Franz Josef Glacier, the rugged majesty of this high elevation glacier will mesmerize you. Mount Cook stands as the highest mountain in all of New Zealand, and Mount Tasman not far from it is the second highest. You'll fly by both picturesque peaks before getting a good look at Tasman Glacier, the largest glacier in all of New Zealand. Enjoy getting the panoramic views of all these sights before enjoying a snow landing, where you get to play and explore in the crisp mountain air before heading back to Franz Josef Flight Centre.
The Grand Tour Route