Half Day Franz Josef Heli-Hike - Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Hover high above Franz Josef Glacier in a helicopter before exploring an enthralling world of ice, traversing spectacular tracks.

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Highlights

  • Experience an exhilarating helicopter ride
  • Witness jaw-dropping scenery
  • Enjoy a three-hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features

Inclusions 

  • Breathable Rain Jacket
  • Waterproof over-trousers (if required)
  • Socks and sturdy boots (or you have the option to wear your own hiking boots)
  • Crampons (with small waist bag) for superior glacier grip
  • Woollen hats and gloves (if required)

Day 1: Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery, and a three-hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features, it's no wonder our guests often label their Glacier Heli Hike as the highlight of their visit to Aotearoa (New Zealand). Your journey starts at our glacier base in Franz Josef Village where our friendly team will check you in, get you kitted out with the essential gear and give you a pre-trip briefing. From here, your guide will lead you on a short walk through the native forest to the helipad and get you ready to board your helicopter. Adrenaline levels start to spike as you board your helicopter and our highly trained pilot then whisks you away over the jaw-dropping landscape - an opportunity to take in the full panoramic majesty of Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere nestled within the surrounding mountains. Your pilot will land you high up on the glacier itself, where your guide will help you make the final preparations for your hike before you head off to explore the pristine features of this incredible icescape., Our guides are highly skilled in the art of step cutting, which means we can find you both the safest and most spectacular route available on the glacier. Because the glacier is so fast-moving, its features are constantly changing - you might find yourself sliding through a narrow crevasse or between towering walls of ice, crawling through blue ice tunnels, hanging out in ice caves, or witnessing the glacier calving. You can be sure that you're seeing the glacier in a unique state and no two trips are ever quite the same. During your hike, your guide will share with you the story of Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere, their knowledge of the glacier and surrounding area and insight on why Franz Josef is so unique. You'll come away from your trip not only with a sense of awe at this majestic beauty but a whole new understanding of why this precious landmark is so special.

Please note these times are an indication only. Contact us to check your departure time. 

Check-in (Summer): 8.15am, 9.00am, 10.40am, 11.25pm and 12.15pm

Check-in (Winter): 9.00am, 10.40am and 11.25am

Enquire about Half Day Franz Josef Heli-hike - Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Please give us a call on 02 9336 9308‬ or use the form below

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