New Zealand From Above: West Coast

New Zealand From Above: West Coast

Get ready for a wild ride above the New Zealand West Coast. The lovely and lush West Coast is also called Glacier Country; you’ll soon understand why. This area has it all, mountains, lakes, glaciers and forests right next to each other!

I think everyone agrees that New Zealand is one of the prettiest countries in the world, but most of us never get to see it from above. With my New Zealand From Above-series I’m giving you a chance to discover it in a birds’ eye view. Believe me, wherever fly in New Zealand, you will enjoy it. But, and this is a big but, the glacier region is definitely at the TOP! My flight above the New Zealand West Coast has so far been my favourite one in this country.

What do you think?

View from above in NZ glacier country
View on one of the many huts in the National Park.
Beautiful view on the glacier from above
Very close views on the glacier.
Landing on the Fox Neve
Landing on the Fox Neve, surrounded by mountains.
Glacier Country in New Zealand
You get a good view on Mount Tasman and Mount Cook.
View From Above at the New Zealand West Coast
West Coast country and forests.
Glacier Country in New Zealand
Glacier magic at the West Coast.
Icebergs in Glacier Country.
Glacier Country in New Zealand
A snow white heaven at the West Coast.
View From Above at the New Zealand West Coast
Braided rivers to the mountains.
View From Above at the New Zealand West Coast
Helicopters really give the best views!
Check out the other articles in this series here:
1. New Zealand From Above: Mount Cook National Park
2. New Zealand From Above: Tasman region
3. New Zealand From Above: Milford Sound

Disclosure: The helicopter experience was offered to me by Tourism West Coast and Glacier Helicopters. All opinions are, as always my own.


21 thoughts on “New Zealand From Above: West Coast

  1. I am speechless 🙂 I knew NZ was stunning but your photos blew me away! The snow/glacier shots are my favourite because it shows the structure so well. Beautiful post!

    1. Thanks so much Maartje! I agree with you, I love the glacier ones most as well, it’s pretty cool to see the lines from up close!

  2. I have been wanting to go to New Zealand for so long. I am definitely adding this area to my travel guide there. Ill check out your article on Mt. Cook Too!

    1. Oh, I hope you’ll get to visit New Zealand soon! It blows away my mind every day, nature is just the best here 🙂

  3. WOW! Your photos are absolutely stunning. We loved the west coast of NZ, but it is amazing to see it from the sky. It looks so cold though! We were there in March, but I don’t remember nearly as much snow.

    1. Thanks so much Dawn! This trip was done in February. There was a lot of snow because it’s high in the mountains. Everything is prettier in snow 🙂

  4. holy glaciers! These pictures are jaw dropping! Stunning doesn’t cut it. I need to put this on my list!! Must have been even more amazing in person!

  5. Your photographs are just stunning and Post is so easy to read 👌🏼 I’m an Aussie and live close to NZ but feel so slack that I’ve never ventured over the ditch!
    Kristie – you.theworld.wandering

    1. Thanks! You should definitely fly over the ditch 🙂 New Zealand is so close and beautiful, but yeah Australia is a pretty cool place to live too!

  6. I absolutely love this post! I really wanna to a helicopter flight too one day 🙂 The photos are amazing! What an amazing nature and winter wonderland!

  7. Wow! These pictures are stunning, especially the ones of the glacier. New Zealand is so beautiful and it’s a great reminder about our nature and that we should take care of it. Thank you for this great article!

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