Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike Experience | New Zealand

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Half Day Tour

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size




About this tour

  • Ride a helicopter and enjoy an unforgettable view on the way over to the glacier valley
  • Trek the Franz Josef Glacier in a three-hour guided tour
  • Explore and learn about the landscape’s features and history from your guide

— What You Can Expect 

Start your incredible glacier trip at the base in Franz Josef Village where you’ll get kitted out in hiking gear and receive a safety briefing. 

From here, you will take a short walk to the helicopter pad, where your pilot will fly you over the stunning landscape of Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere (Franz Josef Glacier). Enjoy the panoramic views of this majestic glacier.

And then, the helicopter will land on the main icefall of the glacier, and your knowledgeable guide will assist you in making the final preparations for your exciting adventure.

End your journey with a trip to the Glacier Hot Pools where you can take a calming turn to your adventure before heading back home. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit a wonderful all-natural icescape in New Zealand!


Franz Josef Glacier Guides Base : Glacier Base, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand




South Island


New Zealand


Adventures & Extreme Sports

Product Category Codes

Half Day Tour

Frequently asked questions

Present e-voucher on-site

Processing fee
For cancellations made at least 3 day(s) prior to selected date, a cancellation fee of 20% will apply
For cancellations made 0 to 2 days prior to selected date, a cancellation fee of 100% will apply

Voucher is only valid for redemption on selected dates and time slots

  • Cardiac disease, Epilepsy, High blood pressure, Asthma, Pregnancy, Acrophobia
  • Please arrive at designated location 30 mins prior to departure, as tour will depart on time
  • Please be sure to arrive within the check-in time. Those who are late will not be able to participate and will not receive a refund
  • For safety reasons, drones, iPads and selfie sticks are not allowed on board
  • Please note no bags allowed in the helicopter. Please lock belongings in your car or leave at the desk, but tour operator doesn't have lockers and won't be responsible for lost or damage
  • Participants unable to complete trips due to pre-existing medical conditions or personal factors will be evacuated at their own expense without any refund
  • All flights require a minimum number of passengers for departure. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient passengers
  • Hiking guidelines may change based on glacier and weather conditions and the guide will decide on the tour day
  • The flight is subject to favorable weather conditions. If the flight is cancelled due to poor weather, an alternative date or a full refund will be given for your option
  • Please call the tour operator 24 hours before departure at +64 3752 0767 or 0800 807 767 (daily 9:00 am–5:00 pm) to reconfirm that weather conditions are suitable for departure

Tour's Location

Glacier Base, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand

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