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GLACIER HELI HIKE
This new heli hike is ‘out of this world’ and we are putting people in ice that hasn’t been achievable in the last 20 years.
Please note: This tour is operated by The Helicopter Line, with guided services provided by 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).
From here, your highly trained guide will take you to the heli pad and get you ready to board your helicopter. Adrenaline levels start to spike as you board your helicopter and are whisked away over the jaw dropping landscape - an opportunity to take in the full panoramic majesty of Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere nestled within the surrounding mountains.
Your pilot will land you high up on the glacier itself, where your guide will help you make the final preparations for your hike before you head off to explore the pristine features of this incredible icescape.
Our guides are highly skilled, which means we can find you both the safest and most spectacular route available on the glacier. Because the glacier is so fast moving, its features are constantly changing - you might find yourself sliding through a narrow crevasse or between towering walls of ice, crawling through blue ice tunnels, hanging out in ice caves, or witnessing the glacier calving. You can be sure that you're seeing the glacier in a unique state and no two trips are ever quite the same.