Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike
Unique Experience - from £296
The ultimate way to experience the wonder of the West Coast’s Franz Josef Glacier. Marvel this epic ice flow on a scenic helicopter flight followed by a guided trek on the compact snow.
Your Tour Includes:
- Scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef
- 2 hour guided glacier hike
- All equipment including boots, ice crampons and jacket
- Amazing photo opportunities
Your Day Tour
Franz Josef Glacier is 12km long and fed by a massive 20 square km snowfield at the top of the Southern Alps. It features ice pinnacles as high as multi-story buildings, deep crevasses and stunning, pristine blue ice. It’s all on show and the most dynamic glacier in New Zealand is accessible to you via one of the most exhilarating experiences in the world.
First witness the majesty of the beautiful ice formation from the air as your helicopter takes to the skies above the glacier. Then descend onto the glacier itself and set foot on the ice. Your heli hike guide will lead you through some of the most stunning ice formations, immersing you in the world of the Franz Josef Glacier. To touch the ice and breathe in the fresh alpine air is a unique experience and one which you will never forget.
Pick up from: Helicopter Line Office, Franz Josef
Approximate times: Oct – Apr: 09:30, 12:00 and 14:30
May – Sept: 11:00 and 13:30
Duration: 3 hours