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Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Embark on one of the world’s most breathtaking alpine excursions and get up close and personal to the remarkable beauty and awe-inspiring environment of Franz Josef Glacier.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking helicopter flight to Franz Josef Glacier
  • Glacier landing
  • Approx 2 hour hike amongst ancient glacial formations

**Experience the world-renowned Franz Josef Heli Hike**

This once in a lifetime experience gets you to the very heart of this incredible glacial environment - exposing the most spectacular ice formations, mighty pinnacles, and pristine alpine terrain.

You’ll have the opportunity to experience this ancient glacial environment from astounding aerial view before exploring by foot, and even descending into the glacier itself!

A truly immersive experience that will be treasured for a lifetime, The Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike is the ultimate journey into New Zealand’s alpine paradise!

Departure Point: Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856

Adult $469.00
Child $439.00

What's included

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Glacier landing and Hike
  • Experienced guide
  • All equipment (glacier boots, socks, ice crampons, waterproof jacket and pants)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • Your safety is our highest priority so we reserve the right to cancel your booking depending on health and agility considerations.

    Additionally due to the nature of the hike clients over 115kgs and/or pregnant will not be able to participate.

    We will do our best to accommodate you but occasionally cancellation may be unavoidable.

  • Moderate fitness required.

    Minimum age is 8 years.

    Our Heli-Hike trips are weather dependent.

Available Bookings from April 24 to April 30

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3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$429.00
  • Child$439.00

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

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

4.8

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S AMEET from India wrote on 23 September 2017

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Awesome

Awesome experience ...... great time I had

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Hi there, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. The Heli Hike is an awesome trip and a unique experience to be had. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team.

HP from Malaysia wrote on 19 October 2017

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Rare and awesome experience

It's one of the must-do in New Zealand. Awesome experience with nice view of glacier. With the guides, it's not hard to walk on the glacier.

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Hi there, Thank you for your review. This trip is a must do in New Zealand and we agree that it is a unique and awesome experience. Although the walk is not that difficult, we suggest a moderate fitness level for this trip as it is over uneven terrain and clients do wear heavy hiking boots and crampons. Thank you again for your review. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team.

Jazz from Australia wrote on 23 October 2017

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Amazing!

We loved this tour! You spend about 1.5 hours walking on the glaciers. We were lucky enough to see a big formed cave. Our guide was really knowledgeable. Keep in mind though that this tour can be cancelled due to weather and does happen quite often. So allow time when visiting Franz Josef. Ours originally got cancelled but we were able to go the next day.

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Jasmine, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know you were able to go on a Heli Hike after being re-booked from a cancellation. This trip does get cancelled often due to weather so it is a very good idea to allow a few days when visiting Franz Josef for reasons as weather. We are glad you loved you tour with us. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team.

Wai Kent from Malaysia wrote on 09 December 2018

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Astonishing view & awesome glacier hike

This is our first experience of glacier hike & it gave us an amazing experience as well as unforgettable memory which cannot be forgotten. We’ll definitely go for this tour guide again on our next week... #WELOVENZ

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Wai Kent, Thanks for the amazing review and for sharing your wonderful photos! It looks like you had a fantastic time exploring the glacier, which is such a unique experience. You are welcome back any time! Kind Regards, The West Coast Team

Jess from United Kingdom wrote on 13 April 2018

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Highly recommended!!!!

I had the best experience with this company, from checking in, to being loaded in and out of the helicopter to the hike with Phil and Nick!! A* service throughout and the experience itself was absolutely incredible - thanks Phil and Nick you helped us all make some incredible memories that will last a lifetime!!

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Jess, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so thrilled to hear that you found our Heli Hike to be an amazing experience. Phil and Nick are awesome guides and would have no doubt given you some awesome memories of your time on the ice. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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