Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike - Happy Travels

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Price: From $479.00
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 free 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

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
Mobile Phones
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
High Season (Dec-Mar) - $479 Per Person
Low Season (Apr-Nov) - $459 Per Person
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