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.

Franz Josef 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 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.

Tour Type: Activity
From: Franz Josef to Franz Josef
Departs: Daily
Duration: Allow 4.5 hours
Tour Code: DWHO01

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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


Season Adult Child  
1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 $485 NZD $455 NZD Enquire / Book
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
  • Child age: 8 - 16 years
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