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Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

This is a fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice, traversing spectacular tracks of only moderate difficulty.

Travel via helicopter to the magnificent blue ice of the Franz Josef Glacier where your guide will show you around and allow you to experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps. This is a more moderate hiking experience than the Franz Josef Guided Glacier Hike.   


  • Helicopter ride from the village to the Franz Josef Glacier – incredible views
  • Learn about this ancient piece of ice and how it’s changed over the years
  • Relax with a soak in the Franz Josef Glacier hot pools after your hike 


What's Included

After an exciting scenic flight, you land high up on the glacier and undertake a two hour guided tour amongst some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery available. Your guide chooses the route as you go and with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations you'll soon be making your way through a wonderland of towering pinnacles and brilliantly 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 experience whilst in New Zealand.

Our Heli hike includes entry into the fabulous Glacier Hot Pools!

Important Notes

Note: Trips available throughout the day between approximately 9am and 1pm. Please note preferred time upon booking, and upon confirmation we will book the closest time slot. 

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

Age Restriction:
Tour not suitable for children under the age of 8. 

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WAS: $479 NZD
NOW: $469 NZD

Duration 4-5 hours

Departs From: West Coast

Tour Type: Day Tour & Activities

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