Embark on one of the world’s most breathtaking alpine excursions and get up close and personal to the remarkable beauty and awe-inspiring environment of the Franz Josef Glacier.
This once in a lifetime experience gets you to the very heart of this incredible glacial environment - exposing the most spectacular ice formations, mighty pinnacles, and pristine alpine terrain.
You’ll have the opportunity to experience this ancient glacial environment from astounding aerial view before exploring by foot, and even descending into the glacier itself!
A truly immersive experience that will be treasured for a lifetime, the Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike is the ultimate journey into New Zealand’s alpine paradise!
Hi Bailey, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so thrilled you were able to re-book with us and experience our Heli Hike. We are unfortuantely unable to fly you higher up the glacier for the Heli Hike tour due to the high amount of scenic flight air traffic. The Heli Hike flight is direct transport to the ice. We do offer different scenic flight option to see more of the glacier. We will pass on your feedback to Tom and let him know you enjoyed your Hike with him. Wishing you all the best with your New Zealand Adventure. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast.
Hi Moh'd, Thank you for your feedback. We are so thriled you were able to experience our Heli Hike with us. The weather does play a major role in our operations. We do wash our socks and gloves after each trip so that they are going out fresh and clean for the next trip. Our jackets and trousers are washed often however we are unable to wash after every trip as they are made of a specific waterproof material. Frequent washing can deteriorate the effectiveness of the material in keeping guests dry on the ice if the weather were to change while guests are on the ice. Health and Safety go hand in hand. Both equally important here and are our top priority. We hope you enjoy the remainder of your trip around New Zealand. Kind regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast
Hi Jia Yun, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled the weather co-operated and you were able to experience the thrills are Heli Hike can offer. We are pleased that your found our staff friendly and the Kailie and Brett gave you an experience that has left you wanting to come back. We wish you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast
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