Fox Glacier Heli Hike

Combine the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights.

Fox Glacier Heli Hike

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 fly-in, fly-out helihike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. By flying in you are able to access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches.

Equipped with leather boots and other equipment, you board the helicopter for your first flight over the pinnacles of the lower icefall. Here, the ice is in constant motion. Take in views of the dramatic upper icefall and Victoria Falls, which is the melt river of the hidden Victoria glacier, before landing.

Your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier. At this stage, your guide outfits you with crampons, specially designed for these ice conditions and you follow the ice steps cut by your guide as you explore the amazing formations and ice caves which are only seen here. 

Each departure is a true voyage of exploration. There are so many changing features that the guides always find something new. Weather permitting, ice time is up to 3 hours. Please note that this is a natural and ever changing environment. Ice features change constantly and no guarantee can be given that specific features will be seen.

Tour Type: Activity
From: Fox Glacier to Fox Glacier
Departs: Daily
Duration: Allow 4 hours
Tour Code: DFOX01

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Fox Glacier

Tour Inclusions

  • Experienced guide
  • Two helicopter flights
  • Ground transport
  • Quality leather boots & socks
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles


Season Adult  
1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 $499 NZD Enquire / Book
Departure: Tour departs at: 8.50am & 11.50am year round. Additional departure at 2.50pm during summer months (daylight saving dates).

Please note: Minimum age is 9 years.

What to bring:
  • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection
  • A daypack, a drink and snacks are useful
  • A warm hat and gloves
  • A Camera
  • PLEASE NOTE - Drones are illegal to use, please leave it in your car if you have one
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