Franz Josef Heli-Hike
Combine two awesome scenic helicopter flights over Franz Josef glacier with a unique guided walk among the ice cave, pinnacles and seracs of this pristine alpine environment.
$455 (child age 8-14) $485 (15 years and over)
Three hour tours. We have hiking tours departing at 9.30am, 12 noon, and 2:30pm (Summer Oct - Apr) and 11am & 1.30pm (Winter May - Sept).
Flanked to the west by the Southern Alps and to the east by the Tasman Sea, the West Coast region is a rugged, stretch of native forested land, lakes, mountains, farmland, wild coastline and the location of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.
A first-hand exploration of a glacier by chopper, seeing only what experienced mountaineers can reach is a wilderness experience you’ll never forget.
Your day on the glacier
From our Franz Josef Village base you’ll fly up to the Franz Josef Glacier in the Westland National Park.
You’ll land on a section of this 12km long glacier where we’ve made a daily safety assessment of the conditions on this fast-moving ice flow.
Equipped with glacier boots and crampons you’ll walk for two hours amongst the ice formations and pinnacles and seracs and see first-hand the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow.
Touch the ice, breathe in the fresh air.