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Franz Josef Heli Hike

Franz Josef, New Zealand

Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight up to the stunning Franz Josef glacier and explore the glacial terrain on a professionally guided hike!

DurationDurationApprox. 4 Hours
Start & End TimeStart & End TimeVarious
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffNot Included
Minimum AgeMinimum Age10 years
Fitness LevelFitness LevelIntermediate
Best SellerBest Seller2022 TOP TOUR

Franz Josef Heli Hike Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us

  • Scenic flight to Franz Josef Glacier

  • Glacier landing and 2 hour, guided glacier hike

  • Experienced guide joining you throughout the tour

  • All landing and concession fees for conservation areas and special locations

  • All equipment (glacier boots, socks, ice crampons, waterproof jacket and pants)


NOTE: Flights are not confirmed until the Glacier Helicopter Base has confirmed they have availability and weather conditions are suitable.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Franz Josef Heli Hike

What should I bring?

  • Warm upper-body clothing (preferably 3-4 layers).

  • Leggings or light trousers, although shorts are acceptable. Please no jeans.

  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • Waterproof jacket (provided if you don't have one).

The Franz Josef Glacier extends from 250m above sea level to 3000m above sea level - but the hike will take place at only 700m above sea level so there is no need to take altitude sickness pills.

Children wishing to join this tour need to be at least 10 years old, weigh at least 35kg and be at least 137cm tall. This is due to safety ratings with harnesses. (Weight limit is 115kg).

For those travelling with a child during late May - early September, they unfortunately are not able to participate in the first morning departures as the ice conditions carry a higher level of risk during the season.

To give them the best chance of participation, The Operator recommends all parties travelling with children book trips from 11am onwards.

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Tour Operator

Helicopter Line (Franz Josef & Fox glaciers)
Main South Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand