Franz Josef Heli Hike

Starts in : Ends inDurationPrice ( $NZD)
Franz Josef  : Franz Josefup to 4 Hours479  



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



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Tour Details



Duration  : up to 4 Hours.

Departure Location : 63 Cron Street Franz Josef ( Glacier Base)

Departure Time : Regular departures throughout the day.

Departure dates : Daily.

Transportation : Minibus/Helicopter.

Category : Adventure


        Heli Hike

After a thrilling Scenic flight, high above the rugged terrain, you  will land on the glacier, ready to undertake a three hour guided glacier hike. Your friendly guide will lead you through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world. Your guide 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.



Winter : Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, 2 - 4 warm upper body layers ideally woolen or polypro (not cotton) clothing recommended.

Summer : Sunglasses, sunscreen , q uick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans).

 Food and drink for the day.




A scenic flight high above Franz Josef offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, and plenty of photo opportunities

A two hour guided tour on the Glacier exploring 2 or 3 key features with your friendly and knowledgeable guide

Knowledgeable and informative commentary on the region, glaciology, local history, and Māori legends.

All equipment provided: over trousers, jackets, socks, boots, crampons, as well as hats and gloves if required

Entry to the relaxing Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools

Ice time : 3 hours ice time


All prices in $NZD1 Oct 2018-31 Dec 2018 & 1 April 2019-30 Sep 20191 Jan 2019 -31 March 2019

There is a weight limit of 115kg per person.

Pregnant women will not be guided.

Minimum age : 8 years.

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