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Franz Josef Glacier - HELI HIKE

This is a fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice - a world famous hike!

Highlights

  • Once in a lifetime NZ glacier experience!
  • Breathtaking heli flight to and from Franz Josef Glacier
  • Up to 3 hours on the ice with your guide
  • Includes free admission to the Glacier Hot Pools

**100% WEATHER REFUND GUARANTEE**

Visitors travel from all corners of the globe to experience this utterly stunning once in a life time heli / glacier experience.

A short heli hop from the township of Franz Josef takes you into the remarkable Pinnacles area of the glacier.

Here your guide will navigate you through a maze of ice and explain the dramatic environmental changes over the last few years.

You will explore the awe-inspiring landscape in this incredible experience through the Franz Josef Glacier.

This is one of the highest demand activities anywhere in New Zealand, so bookings are essential!

 

Duration: Allow up to 4.5 hours for the whole experience.

Location: Your journey starts at our glacier base on Cron Street in the Franz Josef Village.

Per Person $485.00

What's included

  • 2 x 15 minute sessions on the track (30MINS)
  • Guided Ice WAlk
  • Knowledgable guide
  • Hot Pools Entry

Restrictions

  • Weight limit for the Heli Hike is strictly 115kg per person.

    The minimum age requirement for this activity is 8 years old and at least 35kgs and 137cm tall.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • *** PLEASE NOTE*** Bookme tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.

    Due to health and safety reasons we are unable to guide pregnant women on the hike.

  • Due to the high demand nature of this product, the rapidly changing weather, and the frequent departures, bookings made via the bookme system will be subject to a further confirmation which will specify the exact departure time. This confirmation will arrive via the email address made at the time of booking with bookme.

    Minimum numbers are required to the fly the helicopters so on very rare occasions, the operator reserves the right to reschedule or refund the trip, however every safe and reasonable endeavor will be made to operate.

    Booking cancellation within 24 hours of the trip will not receive a refund.

    Bookings with children: Due to glacier and weather conditions the guidelines for children may change and participation in the hike is ultimately the decision of the lead guide on the day. To give the best chance of participation, we recommend all parties travelling with children book our trips from 11 AM onwards.

Available Bookings from November 14 to November 20

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $439.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $485.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $439.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $485.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $485.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $485.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $439.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $485.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Michael from Australia wrote on 22 August 2019

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Amazing experience!

Our guide Michael and his team were absolutely fantastic. They were extremely knowledgeable and took care of us throughout the sometimes very tough terrain. It was a once in a lifetime experience which I would highly recommended to anyone.

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From Franz Josef Glacier - HELI HIKE

Kia Ora Michael, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased to hear that you had an awesome time on our Glacier Heli Hike, it sure is a once in a lifetime experience! I will pass on those kind words to Michael. Thank you again! Ngā mihi, Aimee

April CHAPLIN from Australia wrote on 01 May 2019

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Unforgettable

Yes, the inclement weather can keep you grounded for days, but TRUST ME the wait is worth it. The staff, equipment, instruction and the hike itself are all first-rate. What an adventure. DO IT! YOU'LL LOVE IT! So glad I drove the 10 hours the long way to get to Franz Josef when the bridge was down. NO REGRETS.

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From Franz Josef Glacier - HELI HIKE

Kia ora April, Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. Love the dedication to coming round even when the bridge was closed, as you noticed it is definitely worth! We will make sure to pass on the great comments. Nga mihi, Georgia

Kylie from Australia wrote on 24 March 2019

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Epic

Highly recommend. The guides are incredibly, very knowledgeable and keep you entertained. Spectacular views. Awesome Heli Ride.

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From Franz Josef Glacier - HELI HIKE

Kia ora Kylie, Thank you for your review, we appreciate you sharing your Heli Hike experience. Awesome to hear you had such an epic time. Nga mihi, Georgia

Eleanor Cafra from Australia wrote on 14 October 2018

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Our guide Jara was an excellent guide - looked after the group at all times as well as giving us awesome info about the glaciers. The glacier was spectacular & it was a phenomenal experience

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From Franz Josef Glacier - HELI HIKE

Kia ora Eleanor, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on BookMe, we appreciate your comments. Fantastic to hear about your phenomenal experience on the glacier. It is especially great to hear that Jara took such great care of your group, we will make sure to pass on the positive comments. Safe travels and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit the stunning West Coast. Ngā mihi, Georgia

Emma from United Kingdom wrote on 25 July 2018

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Heli hike Franz Josef

Great experience, heli flight was amazing and the glacier walk was beautiful. Thank you!

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From Franz Josef Glacier - HELI HIKE

Kia ora Emma, Thank you for your feedback on BookMe, we appreciate your comments. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us on the Heli Hike. I will make sure to pass your thanks on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the stunning West Coast. Ngā mihi, Georgia

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