Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike
- 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.
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
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 pointThis 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.
BrandFranz Josef Glacier Guides
Helicopter tours nearby : Franz Josef & Fox Glacier | New Zealand | South Island