Heli hikes

Explore the natural wonder of a glistening glacier with an expert guide combined with an awe-inspiring scenic flight.

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People standing on glacier
View from cockpit as it flies over Fox Glacier
People crouching in ice cave on glacier
Helicopter landing on snow with passengers walking on snow

Heli Hikes

Heli Hike departs from Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships. Includes a scenic helicopter flight onto the glacier icefall, land and enjoy up to a three hour guided hike with a professional, experienced guide.

Franz Josef Glacier

(Minimum age 12 years.)

Fox Glacier

(Minimum age 9 years.)

Equipment provided:

  • Breathable rain jacket.
  • Waterproof over-trousers.
  • Hats and gloves.
  • Socks and sturdy boots for great support and grip.
  • Crampons – for superior glacier grip.

What you need to bring:

  • 2 – 4 warm upper body layers.
  • Quick drying trousers or shorts.
  • Food and drink for the trip.
  • Socks and sturdy boots for great support and grip.