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Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

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.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking helicopter flight to Franz Josef Glacier
  • Glacier Landing included in your experience!
  • Approx 2 hour hike amongst ancient glacial formations

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!

Departure Point: Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856

Adult $485.00
Child $455.00 (8-14 years)

What's included

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Glacier Landing and Hike
  • Experienced Guide
  • All equipment (glacier boots, socks, ice crampons, waterproof jacket and pants)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departs from Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef

Notes

  • Your safety is our highest priority so we reserve the right to cancel your booking depending on health and agility considerations.

    For safety reasons, we have a weight limit of 120kg. This weight includes the gear we provide which can weigh up to 5kgs. Please be aware that if the gear takes your weight to over 120kg, you will not be able to participate.

    Additionally, if you are pregnant you will not be able to participate.

    We will do our best to accommodate you but occasionally cancellation may be unavoidable.

  • Moderate fitness required.

    Minimum age is 8 years.

    Our Heli-Hike trips are weather dependent.

Available Bookings from July 16 to July 22

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$455.00
  • Child$455.00

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

4.6

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Ting from Taiwan wrote on 15 January 2019

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Good view, good weather and good staff

The guide and staff are very considerate and helpful. The view are spectacular. It's lucky to get a little discount on Bookme. A great and unforgettable experience!

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Hi Ting, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you found your experience with us to a good trip. We agree that the views are spectacular and they are memories that will certainly last a long time. Wishing you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, Charlotte

Rakshit from India wrote on 24 June 2019

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Amazing experience

So well organized right from booking to check in to experienced helicopter pilot. Special mention of our guide JOSH. He is an asset to your organization. Please convey our special thanks and best wishes to him.

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Hi Rakshit, Thank you for your wonderful review and fantastic photos. We are so thrilled you had a fantastic time with Josh. He is a fantastic guide with such a thorough knowledge of our beautiful National Park. We wish you a safe onward journey. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line West Coast

Kingkaew from Australia wrote on 30 September 2019

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Great experience

I had wonderful time and it not difficult that much beautiful view 100% recommend

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Hi Kingaew, Thank you for your wonderful review. The pictures you have shared are beautiful and we are so thrilled you would recommend our trip. Wishing you a safe onward journey. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast

Winnie from Hong Kong wrote on 05 December 2019

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Customer service

Our heli hike was cancelled because of the unstable weather. The team helped us rebook scenic flights with snow landing but the flights were cancelled eventually. The team's effort is appreciated.

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Hi Winnie, Thank you for leaving us valuable feedback. We are sorry the weather prevented you from flying with us. We do our best to re-booked guests when they have been cancelled for weather but sometimes we cannot do so as we do not have space available. We wish you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast

Gina from Australia wrote on 27 August 2019

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Amazing experience

I absolutely loved this experience! Everything was very professional and our equipment was explained to us before we set off. The staff were lovely and the helicopter ride was only a few minutes but gave fantastic views of the glaciers and surroundings. I had Josh as a tour guide and he was super informative and friendly throughout. We got to explore some ice caves and the glaciers. There is plenty of time to stop and take photos along the way and if you have a GoPro it is perfect for the hike. I had mine on a head strap so that I didn’t need to carry it and could use both hands on the hiking Keynes to keep my balance along the way there is plenty of time to stop and take photos along the way and if you have a GoPro it is perfect for the hike. I had mine on a head strap so that I didn’t need to carry it and could use both hands on the hiking canes to keep my balance along the way :) It really was an experience I will never forget! Highly recommend :)

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef)

Hi Gina, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled that our staff and Josh gave you a fantastic memorable experience. The Heli Hike is the best way to get up close and personal with the ice. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your New Zealand Adventure. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line West Coast.

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