Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

The Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed. From the moment you step on board the chopper, your experienced and highly trained pilot will whisk you away, up and over the jaw-dropping West Coast Glacier landscape.

Franz Josef Heli Hike

 

Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

Join us on this once in a lifetime experience that shouldn't be missed as your guide leads through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world.

 

Tour Type:

Activity

From:

Franz Josef to Franz Josef

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

Allow 4.5 hours

Tour Code:

DWHO01

 

Regions Visited

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Franz Josef

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Waterproof and breathable rain jacket
  • Waterproof over-trousers (if required)
  • Socks and sturdy boots (or you have the option to wear your own hiking boots)
  • Crampons for ice-based trips (with a small waist bag)
  • Woollen hats and gloves
  • Trekking poles

Pricing

Season

Adult

 

1 October 2019 - 31 December 2019

$495 NZD Enquire

1 January 2020 - 31 March 2020

$509 NZD Enquire

1 April 2020 - 30 September 2020

$495 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Departure: Tours depart throughout the day. Please ask us for available departure times.

What to bring:

  • 2-4 warm upper body layers ideally woollen or polypro (not cotton)
  • Quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans)
  • Food and drink for the day
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

 

Additional notes:

Minimum age is 8 years

Itinerary

A fantastic half day tour experiencing a memorable heli hop, a guided glacier walk on pristine ice where you will learn about the power of of this natural phenomenon. A day to remember.

The Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed. From the moment you step on board the chopper, your experienced and highly trained pilot will whisk you away, up and over the jaw-dropping West Coast Glacier landscape.
 

After a thrilling flight, high above the rugged terrain, you will land on the glacier, ready to undertake a two hour guided glacier hike. Your friendly guide will lead you through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world. They will choose your route carefully as you go and, with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, you'll soon be making your way through an extraordinary land of towering peaks and glistening blue ice.

You'll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, and with plenty of photo opportunities, and the chance to learn more about this magnificent glacier, this will almost certainly be your most memorable New Zealand experience and one you will remember forever. 

Sometimes even the best prepared plans don't work out, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If your trip is cancelled due to weather, you will automatically be transfer you onto the Glacier Valley Walk the same day. There is no obligation to participate, and should you need to, you can cancel at any time. We just want to make sure you don't miss out on a great glacier experience.

Entry into the wonderfully relaxing Glacier Hot Pools is included.