INFLITE Franz & Fox Helicopters

New base opened in Franz Josef Glacier.

INFLITE Franz & Fox Helicopters are the only operators on the West Coast offering Helicopter flights with landings on the Tasman Glacier!

They’ve made a grand return to flying in Franz Josef with an esteemed selection of your favourite Helicopter flights and tours across the most scenic South Island locations.

Featuring famous natural landmarks including New Zealand’s top national parks, highest mountain peak – Aoraki/Mount Cook, and longest glacier – the Tasman Glacier.

Flying across both Te Poutini and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Parks, above Franz Josef & Fox Glacier and more – you can expect a feeling of awe, marvel, and total ease under the guidance of an experienced pilot, rich with local knowledge of the area. Soaring over picture-perfect landscapes and touching down on a tranquil glacier as old as time. Boasting spectacular views, rare and beautiful photo opportunities, and deliciously clear alpine air.

The best way to experience New Zealand’s glaciers, mountains and national parks is to see them from the sky, and with INFLITE Franz and Fox Helicopters – the sky’s the limit.

Location: 69 Cron Street, Franz Josef, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Will Davidson


Phone: +64 (2) 2851 1960


On Yer Bike Off Road Adventures

Business closure from the end of April 2024.

Regretfully, owners Mike and Sue Roper have made the tough decision to close the off-road adventures business in April 2024. Retirement is calling and a relaxing lifestyle on the farm sounds rather appealing to them both. Mike says, “We have really enjoyed it over the years and will miss it dearly”. Development West Coast and industry partners wish them all the very best with their new adventures.

Location: 511 State Highway 6, Greymouth, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Mike and Sue Roper


Phone: +64 (03) 762 7438


On Yer Bike Off Road Adventures

Precision Helicopters

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Precision Helicopters

A new helicopter has entered the fleet – it’s called an EC 120 and can take a maximum of 4 passengers – this means more chances of flying!

Precision Helicopters offer a “Fly Six Glaciers & Snow Landing” tour, located on the main road to the Hokitika Gorge – you can’t miss it!

During this tour, you will visit remote locations where Pounamu (greenstone) and gold are found. Spot the historic deer stalker huts and wild alpine animals like Himalayan Tahr. Our experienced pilot will give you a running commentary of the land's amazing history.

The snow melt from the glaciers creates an unbelievable unspoiled crystal clear water. These sites provide vast expansive views of native bush and beautiful alpine terrain. Your flight will open your eyes to the true beauty of New Zealand.

On your flight home, you will land at one of Precision Helicopters magical snow landing locations. 360 degree views of snow covered alpine mountain's that touch the West Coast sea. The views are mind blowing. It is a surreal feeling standing in this environment, a true pure New Zealand experience.

Total tour time 45mins - Allow 1 hour.

Location: 535 Whitcombe Valley Road, Hokitika, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Matt and Lilly Newton


Phone: +64 (27) 952 2371


West Coast Treetop Walk & Zipline

Under new management since November 2023

Development West Coast would like to share a warm welcome to Jimmy Van Niekerk, as the new site manager of West Coast Treetop Walk & Zipline.

Jimmy is excited to join the tourism industry and looks forward to meeting you all in the near future. Please use the below contact details if you have any questions in regards to trade.

Location: 1128 Woodstock-Rimu Road, Hokitika, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Jimmy


Phone: +64 (27) 383 0331


Treetop Walkway

Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Forgot to bring the right footwear? No worries, good quality tramping boots are now supplied!

Let’s lace up and jump in! Glacier Valley Eco Tours also purchased a new 12 seater van to help you get from point A to point B. They offer a diverse range of small-group, guided nature walks for all ages and abilities in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and Okarito, all abundant with exceptional hiking trails, wildlife and history.

In the company of your experienced and very knowledgeable guide, embark on your choice of a half or full-day adventure leaving you enriched with new-found knowledge about the local flora and fauna, geology, glaciology, conservation and wildlife. Reconnect with Mother Nature and experience the best of Glacier Country in safe hands. Private and tailored tours are available on request.

Locally family-owned and operated, Glacier Valley Eco Tours is intensely focused on providing an authentic, valuable and memorable experience.

Location: 22 Main Road SH6, Franz Josef, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Cliff and Tash


Phone: +64 (21) 880 458