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Franz Josef Heli hike

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

  • Activities

    Adventure, Snow

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Avg Distance

    12km long and fed by a massive 20 square km snowfield

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    October to April 9.30am, 12 noon and 2.30pm May to September 11am and 1.30pm

  • Starting Location

    As arranged

  • Notes

    Moderate fitness required Minimum age is 8 years


  • Scenic helicopter flight to Franz Josef icefall
  • Glacier landing and pickup
  • Approx 2 hour hike amongst glacial ice formations
  • Professional and experienced guides
  • All equipment provided (glacier boots, socks, ice crampons, waterproof jacket and pants)


Trip Info

Come and join the Franz Josef Heli hike! Franz Josef is a 12km long glacier originated from a large 20 square km snowfield at the top of the Southern Alps. There are numerous stunning features including multi-storey high pinnacles, massive crevasses, and miles of untouched blue ice. This exciting tour with Franz Josef glacier is only a click away!

Your journey begins with an amazing helicopter ride. Your tour guide will take you right up into the sky for an awesome opportunity to witness the majestic beauty of the ice formation. The helicopter will then descend directly onto the glacier, and your guide will show you some of the most amazing ice features. This hands-on experience with the ice is certainly a unique experience you will never forget!

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