Glacier Heli Hike

After an exciting scenic flight, you land high up on the glacier and undertake a two hour guided hike 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.

Sometimes even the best plans don't work out - sometimes helicopters don't fly. If your trip is cancelled due to weather, Franz Josef Glacier Guides will automatically transfer you onto our Glacier Valley Walk the same day. There is no obligation to participate and you can cancel at any time. We just want to make sure you don't miss out on a great glacier experience.

  • Scenic Heli Flight
  • Relaxed Pace
  • Small Groups
  • Mountains to the Sea DVD
  • Glacier Goodie Bag
  • Hot Pools
Duration:
up to 3hrs

Ice Time:
up to 2hrs

Difficulty:
moderate

Trip Times: Winter 10.15am, 12.45pm Summer 9.15am, 11.45am, 2.15pm
Adult: $429*
Child (8-16): $409*
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  • "A walk on icy side"

    A must do for any intrepid traveler. Put on the crampons and venture up to
    the peak of the Glacier for some spectacular views.
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    VoyagerJC

  • "Glacier and hidden gem"

    Had a great ice explorer adventure then did the Tatare tunnel walk. This walk isn't on TA yet,
    but we found it in the local map. It involves a 30 minute walk to the tunnel itself
    ...more

    VeronBetty

PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP

We have the best quality equipment


All our visitors and guides are equipped with the best in quality equipment:

  • Breathable Rain Jacket
  • Waterproof over-trousers (if required)
  • Socks and sturdy boots (or you have the option to wear your own hiking boots) - Crampons (with small waist bag) for superior glacier grip
  • Woollen hats and gloves (if required)

Simply making sure our clients are as warm and comfortable as possible.

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  • 2-4 warm upper body layers ideally woollen or polypro (not cotton) - Quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans)
  • Food and drink for the day
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera

wHat not to brinG

  • iPods / MP3 players
  • Mobile Phones
  • Passports
  • Wallets
  • Car / Room Keys

* Prices valid until 30 September 2015

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Glacier Heli hike

Check out our Heli Hike in action...
After an exciting scenic flight, you land high up on the glacier and undertake a two hour guided hike amongst some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery available.

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