Franz Josef Heli-Hike
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.
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.
$419 (child age 8-14)
$499 (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).