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Fox Glacier: Helihike

The fly-in, fly-out helihike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. Suitable for children from 9 years old. 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.

Minimum of 4 people required (if you have less than 4 people in your group, we will do our best to put you on a trip with other people).

 

Highlights

  • Scenic helicopter flight from the township onto the Fox Glacier
  • Up to 3 hours of ice time (weather permitting) 

What's Included

  • Two helicopter flights
  • Guide
  • Ground transport
  • Leather boots and socks
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles
  • Wet Weather Jacket and Overtrousers

Important Notes

Departure time: Hourly between 7.50am and 2.50pm

Last Minute Bookings: Note this is a very popular trip, and we suggest booking at least two weeks in advance. For last minute bookings, please contact us to confirm there is space. 

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PRICE: $446 NZD

Duration

Departs From: West Coast

Tour Type: Day Tour & Activities

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