Experiences that go further
For an unforgettable glacier experience that involves less hiking and more helicopter time, Vantage Helicopters has a range of stunning scenic flights available.
All Vantage scenic flights take you close to the awe-inspiring glaciers and magnificent Southern Alps and include a snow landing for the ultimate photo opportunity plus in-depth commentary from your pilot.
Vantage Helicopters is based in the township of Franz Josef, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, and is the helicopter provider for the Franz Josef Glacier Guides Heli Hike and Ice Climb experiences.
Vantage Helicopters is owned by Helicopters Queenstown, a pioneer of glacier landings with an extensive range of scenic helicopter tour experience, operating since 1980.
Helicopters Queenstown are New Zealand’s aerial film specialists, who have been involved in the aerial filming of Mission Impossible, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, Pete’s Dragon, Vertical Limits and much more.
Their modern fleet of Airbus Squirrel helicopters are complemented by highly experienced pilots with extensive knowledge of the unique local mountain environment.