Franz Josef Glacier is one of New Zealands must see destinations and for those looking for the ultimate ice experience this heli hike is by far the best way to make the most of this stunning location!
You’ll join the crew from Franz Josef Glacier Guides for a two part trip. First off is a gorgeous scenic helicopter flight (a bucket list item in its own right!) where you’ll take in some incredible views over this sprawling glacier and the surrounding mountain ranges.
Then after landing on the upper part of Franz Josef Glacier you’ll then enjoy a 2 hour hike on the ice where your experienced guide will tell you more about the history of the glacier as you navigate through spectacular ice formations and even traverse through brilliantly blue ice caves.
Your Franz Josef Glacier heli hike also includes entry to the Glacier Hot Pools too – the perfect way to relax after an adventure on the ice!
|High Season Price||23rd Dec – 30th Mar = $419|
Max 13 people per guide
Minimum age: 8 years
Duration up to 3hrs
Ice time up to 2hrs
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)
2-4 warm upper body layers ideally woollen or polypro (not cotton)
Quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans)
Food and drink for the day
Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera
What not to bring:
iPods / MP3 players
Car / Room Keys
Departs: 8.45am, 10.30am, 12.30pm (3.00pm in Summer).
pen date tickets please give 7 days notice to book; all bookings on space available basis. All tickets MUST reconfirm 24-48hrs in advance. Ph: 0800 GUIDES or 03 752 0763 or from outside NZ: +64 3 752 0763.
Franz Josef Glacier Guides NZ
Free Phone: 0800 484 337