Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike, tour from €371.43 - it's is your chance to have an incredible helicopter journey while discovering Franz Josef & Fox Glacier, New Zealand, South Island

Autogyro flight Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike From: €371.43

From: €371.43

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Paper ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Location: Franz Josef / Waiau, New Zealand


On this Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour and hike, land atop the glacier and explore ice caves and pinnacles with a small group. Soar above New Zealand’s Southern Alps during a scenic flight, then grab your crampons and make your way through dramatic ice formations during a moderately difficult hike. After your return flight.. Numbers are limited to 11 to ensure personalized attention from your expert guide.
Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour and walk
Take in beautiful glacier views from the air by helicopter
Explore the ice with your guide and gain insight into the geological forces at play
Marvel at the stunning landscape on your moderately difficult hike
Tour includes all hiking equipment
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Travel longer and further than most glacier hikes with hours on the ice.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Minimum age is 10 years old

  • Minimum weight is 35kg and height of 137cm

  • It is advised that families travelling with younger children to book an afternoon tour when the track is more suitable

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Glacier walks are moderately difficult, clients need to be fit and able. Refunds will not be available for clients who cannot participate on the day due to inappropriate fitness levels, i.e. it is important you are selecting the right trip for your physical fitness ability. Guides reserve the right to curtail or cancel trips for clients whose fitness is not appropriate

  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Two to four warm upper- body layers of clothing are recommended, quick-drying trousers or shorts (no jeans), a hat and gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen and a camera

  • The Operator reserves the absolute right to cancel or vary any service for any reason including as a result of weather conditions, insufficient reservations or any unforeseen event or circumstance. These trips are weather dependent.

  • For Health and Safety reasons, we are unable to guide pregnant women. Please note: We have a weight limit of 115kg per person on the Heli Hike.

  • Near public transportation

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

About Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Franz Josef Glacier Guides
    Te Ao Marama, Glacier Base, 63 cron street Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

About Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.

  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Helicopter tours nearby : Franz Josef & Fox Glacier | New Zealand | South Island
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How to fly a helicopter in Franz Josef / Waiau, New Zealand?

How much does it cost to fly a helicopter in Franz Josef / Waiau, New Zealand?

Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike costs from €371.43. The cost of the flight depends on the duration of the trip.

Can I take a photo or video while flying a helicopter?

You can and even recommended to take photos and videos. Take your camera with you and you will make your travel experience Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike unforgettable.

What should I take with me?

For your convenience, please wear sportswear and sports shoes. Take your sunglasses and also sunscreen will be helpful too.

Can I take my child on a flight?

For flight safety, children under 7 years old are not allowed to board the gyroplane.

What precautions do you take for Covid?

We sanitize our headphones and microphones after each flight!

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