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Franz Josef Glacier - HELI HIKE

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Franz Josef Glacier - Heli Hike

Visitors travel from all corners of the globe to experience this utterly stunning once in a life time heli / glacier experience.

This is a fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice. A short heli hop from the township of Franz Josef takes you into the remarkable Pinnacles area of the glacier.

Here your guide will navigate you through a maze of ice and explain the dramatic environmental changes over the last few years.

You will explore the awe-inspiring landscape in this incredible experience through the Franz Josef Glacier.

 

Highlights Include:

  • helicopter transfer to and from the ice – up to 4.5 minutes each way to and from the Glacier
  • up to three hours on the ice (our expert guides will assess the group and “tailor” the experience to fit)
  • includes free admission to the Glacier Hot Pools
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    Bookme Special Notes:

    *Weight limit for the Heli Hike is strictly 115kg per person.

    * This is one of the highest demand activities anywhere in New Zealand, so bookings are essential.

    *Due to the high demand nature of this product, the rapidly changing weather, and the frequent departures, bookings made via the bookme system will be subject to a further confirmation which will specify the exact departure time. This confirmation will arrive via the email address made at the time of booking with bookme.

    Minimum numbers are required to the fly the helicopters so on very rare occasions, the operator reserves the right to reschedule or refund the trip, however every safe and reasonable endeavor will be made to operate.

    *The Minimum age requirement for this activity is 8 years*

    If weather cancels the helicopter flight a refund will be offered by bookme.

    Price: $479. **Note: From January 1st 2019 adult prices will be $499

    Available Bookings from October 23 to October 29

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    All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

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    Tue 23 Oct
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    • Adult$479.00

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    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$479.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$479.00

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    • Adult$479.00

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    • Adult$479.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$479.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Dominic Strous from United Kingdom wrote on 15 January 2016

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    Amazing place

    Unfortunately it was cancelled due to bad weather but the heli hike went ahead and I got a cancellation on that but it cost and extra $90 can't blame the company they where awesome and the trip was fab

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    Iced from Australia wrote on 16 August 2017

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    Amazing experience

    The best experience & Sam the guide was incredible!!

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    Katrina from Australia wrote on 23 August 2017

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    Amazing!

    Definately one of the best tours we have ever done while travelling. Staff are top notch, big thanks to our guide Ben who kept up the enthusiasm all afternoon and took us to some cool places off the beaten track (anyone wanna squeeze through a cravesse?).

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    Jeremy from New Zealand wrote on 08 September 2015

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    Great experience, but too expensive.

    It's beautiful and fun, you even go through narrow tunnels and crevasses, you have fun doing snowballs battles. But the helicopter, even though beautiful, was only a few minutes, and the walk is 3 hours but you actually walk half of that time, because you spend a lot of time doing the snow battles, resting, waiting for the guide to maintain the path, and so on. If you are looking for more sport, maybe do the climb tour instead (I haven't done it so I can't tell wether it's actually better)

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    Amelia Chua from Singapore wrote on 04 September 2016

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    Amazing hike... eye opening experience!

    Thankfully for good weather which hikers are so susceptible to up here. We went up at 1pm and by 3pm the clouds and wind were turning against us. Lucky we managed the return trip by helicopter safely. The glacier melts and changes it's caves and craves everyday. Little nuggets of info why the guides to pique our knowledge on geography.

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