Franz Josef Glacier Guides
With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery and a two hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features, it's no wonder our guests often label their Glacier Heli Hike as the highlight of their visit to Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Open from 8am daily (excludes Christmas day)
Your journey starts and ends at The Helicopter Line Base, situated on the Main Road (State Highway 6), Franz Josef Glacier, 7856.
Your pilot will take you on a spectacular flight over a jaw dropping landscape, where you will land on the Franz Josef Glacier (Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere), nestled amongst a temperate rainforest.
From here your highly skilled guide will take you on adventure of a lifetime and with their expert knowledge, will share an insight on why the glacier is so unique.
You might find yourself sliding through towering crevasses, crawling through blue ice tunnels, hanging out in caves or witnessing the glacier calving.
Each trip is tailored to the ability of your group as well as the conditions of the ice and valley on the day.
Located on 63 Cron Street in the Franz Josef Glacier Base building