The Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed. From the moment you step on board our chopper, your experience and highly trained pilot will whisk you away, up and over the jaw-dropping landscape.
After a thrilling flight, high above the rugged terrain, you will land on the glacier, ready to undertake a three hour guided glacier hike. Your friendly guide will lead you through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world. Your guide will choose your route carefully as you go and, with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, you'll soon be making your way through an extraordinary land of towering peaks and glistening 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 New Zealand experience and one you will remember forever.
Sometimes even the best prepared plans don't work out, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If your trip is cancelled due to weather, Franz Josef Glacier Guides can transfer you onto our Glacier Valley Walk the same day. There is no obligation to participate, and should you need to, you can cancel at any time. We just want to make sure you don't miss out on a great glacier experience.
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As part of your Heli Hike you also receive entry to the main pools at the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools, the ideal way to relax and rejuvinate after your hike.
All our visitors and guides are equipped with the best in quality equipment:
Simply making sure our clients are as warm and comfortable as possible.
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.