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Franz Josef Glacier (Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere) is widely regarded as one of the most unique glaciers in the world. This is because of its location in a temperate rainforest and the fact that it's one of the fastest-moving glaciers around.

We've created a range of tours that explore these unique features up close, providing a spectacular glacier experience whatever your ability or budget. 

Walk the path of the glacier's history along the Waiho riverbed and discover all it has left behind. Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight, landing high up on the ice to explore the glacier, or challenge yourself with an adrenaline-packed ice climb. Take on the ultimate glacier adventure with an overnight alpine camping expedition, and experience the magic of the glacier under the stars. If your ultimate glacier experience is all about getting spectacular views from above and a snow landing without the hike, then a scenic flight with Vantage Helicopters is for you.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 only Heli Hike Tours are currently operating. Heli Hike Tours are operated by The Helicopter Line with guiding services provided by Franz Josef Glacier Guides. 

Glacier Heli Hike

Glacier Heli Hike

Glacier Heli Hike

Adult From$455

Child From$425

Tour duration

Up to 3 hours

Tour times

11am & 1.30pm (check in one hour prior)

Ice time

Up to 2 hours

Guide to guest ratio

Difficulty

Moderate

Minimum age

8

Heli Transfer

Moderate Hike

Up to 2 hours ice time

Glacier Valley Walk

Adult From$82

Child From$67

Tour duration

Up to 3 hours

Tour times

9.30am, 2.15pm

Ice time

None

Guide to guest ratio

1 to 26

Difficulty

Easy

Minimum age

6

Interpretive Walk

Photo Opportunities

Rainforest valley views

Glacier Heli Ice Climb

Adult From$609

Child From$609

Tour duration

Up to 8 hours

Tour times

Call for tour times

Ice time

Up to 7 hours

Guide to guest ratio

1 to 4

Difficulty

Hard

Minimum age

16

Heli Transfer

Challenging Climb

Up to 4 hours ice time

Glacier Overnighter

Adult From$999

Child From$999

Tour duration

Up to 18 hours total

Tour times

Call for tour times

Ice time

Up to 16 hours ice time

Guide to guest ratio

1 to 4

Difficulty

Moderate

Minimum age

16

Heli Transfer

Moderate hike

16 hours ice time

Scenic Flights

Adult From$280

Child From$196

Tour duration

Up to 45 minutes

Tour times

Call for tour times

Ice time

None

Guide to guest ratio

1 to 6

Difficulty

Easy

Minimum age

0

Scenic flight

Photo Opportunities

Snow Landing