Fox Glacier Heli Hike
The fly-in, fly-out heli hike combines the excitement of walking on the Te Moeka o Tuawe/Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. By flying in you can access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches..
Duration : up to 4 Hours.
Departure Location : 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier, West Coast
Departure Time : Regular departures throughout the day.
Departure dates : Daily.
Transportation : Minibus/Helicopter.
Category : Adventure
After a thrilling Scenic flight, your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier at approximately 800 metres above sea level. You will see the stunning Victoria Falls, which is the melting river from the hidden Victoria 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..
Winter or Summer :
- 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
You will see the stunning Victoria Falls, which is the melting river from the hidden Victoria glacier.
Knowledgeable and informative commentary on the region.
All equipment provided: Leather boots,crampons,walking poles
3 hours ice time Ice time :
Small groups the maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:11