This four hour combination of a thrilling helicopter ride and a hike allows you to truly experience the majesty of Franz Josef Glacier. The glacier heli hike is a famous experience for adventurers around the world, and it begins by departing from the township and heading to the glacier itself. Largely inaccessible unless by air, this steep glacier is full of incredible icy features that you’ll be exploring. Surrounded by the alpine peaks and breathing in the crisp air, you’ll learn from your guide the careful art of step-cutting, or finding the safest and most secure way through the glacier, as well as the history of the mountain’s glacier, known as “Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere”. Enjoy your hike on this splendid, historic glacier before being flown back to the township.

Validity

  • The voucher is only valid on the specified date and time

Eligibility

  • Participants must be aged 8+ to participate in this activity
  • Children aged 8-16 might not be allowed to join this tour in case of hazardous glacier conditions on the day of the tour. In cases like these, a full refund will be issued

Booking Limitations

  • Participants must weigh between 35kg-115kg for this activity
  • Participants must have a height of at least 137cm to join the activity

Additional Information

  • Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1 to 11
  • Lockers are available for rent. Please leave your valuables such as passport, wallet and car keys behind
  • You will have up to 3 hours spent on the ice hiking the glacier and exploring features
  • It’s important that you advise us of the following when making your booking: ankle or knee injuries, ACL damage, joint replacements or dislocations, neck or back injuries, heart conditions and high / low blood pressure, diabetes, severe asthma
  • If you have any doubt about your ability to participate in the trip we recommend you consult your medical practitioner prior to booking
  • Free admission to the Main Pool of Franz Josef Hot Pool has to be used the day after your Heli Hike
  • Due to the nature of this activity, it is not recommended for persons with impaired physical mobility or those in wheelchairs
  • Participants who appear intoxicated may be refused service. In this case, no refunds will be given
  • Sunscreen
  • Caps or hats
  • Backpack
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm, breathable base layers such as merino or polypropylene
  • Gloves
  • Suitable long pants for walking in (no jeans)

Itinerary

  • Starts at glacier base in Franz Josef Village
  • Get you kitted out with the essential gear and give you a pre-trip briefing
  • The guide will lead you a on a short walk through native forest to the heli pad
  • Get you ready to board your helicopter
  • Land you high up on the glacier
  • Make the final preparations for your hike before you head off
  • Explore the pristine features of this incredible icescape
  • Back to glacier base in Franz Josef Village
  • This tour departs daily (except Christmas Day)
  • Departure time: 08:30, 09:00, 09:15, 09:30, 10:30, 10:45, 11:00, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45, 12:45, 13:00, 13:15, 13:30, 13:45, 14:00

Voucher Type

  • You must present either a printed or mobile voucher along with a valid ID

Meet Up Information

  • Be at the meet up location 15 minutes before the scheduled activity time
  • Activity time will be shown on your voucher upon booking confirmation
  • Since the operator usually makes the final weather call just before the trip departure, the best way to stay informed is to call 0800 484 337 or +64 3 752 0763 to reconfirm your departure on the morning of your scheduled trip

Franz Josef Glacier Guides

  • Address: 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7859, New Zealand
  • Please refer to the map for assistance

How To Get There

  • By car: Approximately 4 hours drive from Wanaka or 5 hours drive from Christchurch
Heli Hike in Franz Josef Glacier with Free Hot Pool Admission

This four hour combination of a thrilling helicopter ride and a hike allows you to truly experience the majesty of Franz Josef Glacier. The glacier heli hike is a famous experience for adventurers around the world, and it begins by departing from the township and heading to the glacier itself. Largely inaccessible unless by air, this steep glacier is full of incredible icy features that you’ll be exploring. Surrounded by the alpine peaks and breathing in the crisp air, you’ll learn from your guide the careful art of step-cutting, or finding the safest and most secure way through the glacier, as well as the history of the mountain’s glacier, known as “Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere”. Enjoy your hike on this splendid, historic glacier before being flown back to the township.

Validity

  • The voucher is only valid on the specified date and time

Eligibility

  • Participants must be aged 8+ to participate in this activity
  • Children aged 8-16 might not be allowed to join this tour in case of hazardous glacier conditions on the day of the tour. In cases like these, a full refund will be issued

Booking Limitations

  • Participants must weigh between 35kg-115kg for this activity
  • Participants must have a height of at least 137cm to join the activity

Additional Information

  • Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1 to 11
  • Lockers are available for rent. Please leave your valuables such as passport, wallet and car keys behind
  • You will have up to 3 hours spent on the ice hiking the glacier and exploring features
  • It’s important that you advise us of the following when making your booking: ankle or knee injuries, ACL damage, joint replacements or dislocations, neck or back injuries, heart conditions and high / low blood pressure, diabetes, severe asthma
  • If you have any doubt about your ability to participate in the trip we recommend you consult your medical practitioner prior to booking
  • Free admission to the Main Pool of Franz Josef Hot Pool has to be used the day after your Heli Hike
  • Due to the nature of this activity, it is not recommended for persons with impaired physical mobility or those in wheelchairs
  • Participants who appear intoxicated may be refused service. In this case, no refunds will be given
  • Sunscreen
  • Caps or hats
  • Backpack
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm, breathable base layers such as merino or polypropylene
  • Gloves
  • Suitable long pants for walking in (no jeans)

Itinerary

  • Starts at glacier base in Franz Josef Village
  • Get you kitted out with the essential gear and give you a pre-trip briefing
  • The guide will lead you a on a short walk through native forest to the heli pad
  • Get you ready to board your helicopter
  • Land you high up on the glacier
  • Make the final preparations for your hike before you head off
  • Explore the pristine features of this incredible icescape
  • Back to glacier base in Franz Josef Village
  • This tour departs daily (except Christmas Day)
  • Departure time: 08:30, 09:00, 09:15, 09:30, 10:30, 10:45, 11:00, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45, 12:45, 13:00, 13:15, 13:30, 13:45, 14:00

Voucher Type

  • You must present either a printed or mobile voucher along with a valid ID

Meet Up Information

  • Be at the meet up location 15 minutes before the scheduled activity time
  • Activity time will be shown on your voucher upon booking confirmation
  • Since the operator usually makes the final weather call just before the trip departure, the best way to stay informed is to call 0800 484 337 or +64 3 752 0763 to reconfirm your departure on the morning of your scheduled trip

Franz Josef Glacier Guides

  • Address: 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7859, New Zealand
  • Please refer to the map for assistance

How To Get There

  • By car: Approximately 4 hours drive from Wanaka or 5 hours drive from Christchurch

Note:

  • All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and include GST
  • If purchase one ticket only – Please email us to arrange it for you (Email address: info@delightfultravelaus.com)
  • Please read the terms and conditions below the website before you purchase
  •  This product  non-refundable once booked
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18+) for the duration of the tour

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