Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike - Happy Travels
    Tour type: Daily Tour
    Duration: 1 day
    Location: Franz Josef Holiday Packages
    Price: From $444.00
    Adults: Children: Select Departure Date:
    Go all out and explore Franz Josef Glacier with this heli hike option - a scenic helicopter ride and guided glacier hike in one!

    Tour Description

    Franz Josef Glacier is one of the main stop offs on New Zealands South Island and this frozen attraction offers some amazing insights into the history of this beautiful country.

    If you’re looking to make the most of your time exploring Franz Josef Glacier or want to treat yourself then this Heli Hike with the team from Franz Josef Glacier Guides is the perfect option.

    You’ll start your trip with a scenic flights over the glacier, gaining an incredible aerial perspective of the ice formation and surrounding landscape.

    Landing towards the top of the glacier means your guided glacier hike will be amongst some of the most pristine parts of this natural wonder and you’ll explore incredible ice caves, caverns and gorges whilst your experienced guide tells you some more about the glaciers history.

    After returning to the town via helicopter you’ll also have access to the Glacier Hot Pools – the perfect way to wind down and relax after this amazing experience!

    Scenic helicopter flight
    4 hours total
    Up to 3 hours on the Ice
    Guided glacier hike
    Helicopter return trip
    Hot Pools Entry
    Stunning aerial views of the glacier and surrounding valleys
    An amazing frozen landscape, hiking the most pristine part of the glacier
    Ice caves and tunnels
    Relax in the glacier hot pools after!
    Max 13 people per guide

    Minimum age: 8 years

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration up to 3hrs
    Ice time up to 2hrs

    Includes:
    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)

    Bring:
    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
    Backpack

    What not to bring:
    iPods / MP3 players
    Mobile Phones
    Passports
    Wallets
    Car / Room Keys

    Departs: 8.45am, 10.30am, 12.30pm (3.00pm in Summer).

    Glacier Hot Pools main pool entry included

    Open 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.

    Provider Details
    Franz Josef Glacier Guides NZ
    Free Phone: 0800 484 337
    Low Season (Mar-Dec) - $444 Per Person
    High Season (Dec-Feb) - $493 Per Person
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