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    Forum Answer regarding snow at Glaciers in Jan

    by amandajayne81 Written Oct 26, 2009

    Favorite thing: We stayed in Fox Glacier township January 2009 and whilst there was no snow in the town there is of course plenty of ice etc with the Glacier itself. It was a beautiful time of the year to visit. Don't forget to drive the 5 or so minutes out of Fox Glacier to Lake Matheson and do the walk around and also stop at the Fox Glacier viewing area. What a great spot. We look back fondly at our few nights there.

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    Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Heliservices

    by imstress Updated Feb 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: www.scenic-flights.co.nz

    "Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Heliservices has been operating since early 1980s. It is an experienced helicopter flight-seeing company providing visitors with a diverse range of South Island scenic helicopter flights and private charters in some of most spectacular alpine and coastal regions of New Zealand.

    Boasting an impressive fleet of modern turbine helicopters and with flight offices located in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Lake Tekapo and Kaikoura, they specialise in year round snow landings, flight-seeing within National Parks and aerial whale watching.

    It is the only helicopter company licensed to land at all designated landing sites within the Westland National Park. It also provides a selection of highly popular Franz Josef & Fox Glacier scenic flights which includes a snow landing on a glacier all year round.

    Complimentary pick ups from the town to the helicopter taking off site."

    Pls refer to the website for more information or the scanned brochuer.

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    Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

    by imstress Updated Feb 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: http://www.glacierhelicopters.co.nz/

    "Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 10 minutes to several hours? duration. Flights depart from Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and Queenstown.

    At Fox Glacier there is a popular flight combination with glacier hiking. This ?flights plus? combinations with hiking, mountain biking and snowmobiling enable thrillseekers with limited time to ?get away from it all? and the opportunity to experience areas of New Zealand?s wilderness renowned for their outstanding natural beauty.

    The helicopter bases are centrally located and complimentary pick up and drop off transfers are available if required.

    Pls refer to the website for more information or the scanned brochuer.

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    The Helicopter Line

    by imstress Updated Feb 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: http://www.helicopter.co.nz/

    "The Helicopter Line is one of New Zealand's leading helicopter company which operates with a fleet of modern jet helicopters based at Mount Cook and Twizel, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and Queenstown.

    The scenic flights from these icon locations will take your breath away as you discover that the stunning views of New Zealand's National Parks, glaciers, mountains and lakes are always best from above!

    The Helicopter Line fleet consists predominantly of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels, and AS350 Squirrels. They are ideal for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views."

    Pls refer to the website for more information or the scanned brochuer.

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    Alpine Guides

    by imstress Updated Feb 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: http://www.foxguides.co.nz/

    "Alpine Guides offer guided walks and helihikes from half day to the 2 day Chancellor Hut Overnight Heli-Trek.

    The guides are trained through the internationally recognised NZ Mountain Guides Association assure you of a safe hikes.

    Let the friendly and professional guides lead you onto an incredible world of ice. The hikes are tailored to suit all fitness levels, budgets and timeframes."

    Pls refer to the website for more information or the scanned brochuer.

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    $$$

    by imstress Written Feb 17, 2006

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    Favorite thing: An ATM machine is available in Franz Josef just outside the Mt Cook Ski Plane Building. Eftpos and credit cards are accepted for most services.

    There is no ATM facility in Fox Glacier so do withdraw enough cash before you head for Fox Glacier.

    Money Changer could be found at the Fern Grove Souvenirs at main road.

    For forex exhchange in Fox Glacier head for the Alpine Guides on the main road.

    Alpine Guide Fern Grove Souvenier
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    NZ native Pigeon

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 26, 2004

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    Fondest memory: The walk to Lake Matheson was the first time I got to see one of these fantastic, brightly coloured pigeons on our whole trip (and the only one I saw up close, as the other, also seen in the Alps, was seen just from the car window).

    Fortunately, he wasn't too shy, so I could stand beneath him for a good photo opportunity.

    Gorgeous. Finding this bird was one of the most special moments of my NZ trip, which up until now, had been quite lacking in birdlife viewing, no matter how hard I searched (apart from seabirds at the coast)

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    • Birdwatching

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