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This is a fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice - a world famous hike!

Highlights

  • Once in a lifetime NZ glacier experience!
  • Breathtaking heli flight to and from Franz Josef Glacier
  • Up to 3 hours on the ice with your guide
  • Includes free admission to the Glacier Hot Pools

**100% WEATHER REFUND GUARANTEE**

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

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.

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

 

Duration: Allow up to 4.5 hours for the whole experience.

Location: Your journey starts at our glacier base on Cron Street in the Franz Josef Village.

Per Person $479.00

Restrictions

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

    The minimum age requirement for this activity is 8 years.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • 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.

    Booking cancellation within 24 hours of the trip will not receive a refund.

    From January 1st 2019 adult prices will be $499

Available Bookings from December 16 to December 22

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  • Per Person $479.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $479.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $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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Estelle from France wrote on 11 July 2018

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Inacceptable de devoir payer les "à-côté" en plus

Le tour sur le glacier était vraiment bien, mais le fait de faire payer le casier 2 NZ$ et la serviette pour la hot pool 5 NZ$ est vraiment mesquin quand le tour nous a coûté plus de 400 NZ$ par personne. Il ne faut pas dire que les services sont fournis s'ils sont payants...

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