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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 Joseph 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!

Adult $449.00
Child $399.00

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 February 25 to March 03

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Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $409.00

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Adult $409.00

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Adult $449.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $449.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $419.00

Child $419.00

4spaces

Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $449.00

Child $419.00

4spaces

Adult $449.00

Child $419.00

6spaces

Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

6spaces

Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

6spaces

Adult $449.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

6spaces

Adult $449.00

Child $419.00

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Adult $409.00

Child $419.00

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 KUMAR from India wrote on 23 September 2017

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Awesome

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

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

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.

Jasmine Andrew 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.

Hui Peng Chua 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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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

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.

Ping Zhou from Australia wrote on 02 February 2018

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Fantastic!

Heli Hike was a fantastic activity with great views and a wonderful glacier experience, the tour guide Scott is an experienced and friendly guide, we spent almost 2 hrs on the glacier and really enjoyed it. Well worth the mone and highly recommend. 冰川徒步非常棒,不仅景色美,而且是个非常独特的体验,我们的向导Scott是个非常有经验的风趣向导,我们在冰川上走了约2小时,大家都非常喜欢,意犹未尽,很值,强烈推荐。

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Ping, Thank your for your review and your recommendation to others for our trip. The Heli Hike is an awesome experience and our guides really enjoy the work the do. We really appreciate your feedback and wish you the best with the remainder of your holiday. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team

Taimi Williams from Australia wrote on 24 December 2017

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So. Damn. Good.

Unfortunately when we first arrived in Franz Josef, it was raining heavily and our heli hike was cancelled. We were very disappointed but the ladies were super helpful and put us on standby for the following day hikes. The next day we were just about to give up, but the staff pulled off a miracle and got us on the midday flight! So so happy that we did, it was the highlight of our entire NZ trip. The helicopter was fantastic, the glacier was unbelievable, our guide was knowledgeable and helpful and we can't thank the ladies behind the desk enough for everything they did for us. Highly recommend!!

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Taimi, Thank you for your awesome feedback. Weather does play a huge role in our trips. We are so thrilled we were able to accommodate you off our standby list. The weather for the day you got to go was an awesome day to go hiking. We do our best to ensure that our clients have an awesome experience with us. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team

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