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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!

DurationApprox. 4 Hours
Start & End Time
Start & End TimeVarious
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffNot Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age10 years
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelIntermediate
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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)


Are your dates sold out? Click here to join our waitlist for last minute cancellations or help with alternative options!

Or check out our alternative Heli Hike experiences in Fox Glacier & Tasman Glacier (Mount Cook).

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

You can join our waitlist here & we will get in touch if your preferred dates become available, or if we can provide you with alternative/similar options! :)

Contact our travel experts for assistance one of the below ways:

  • Send us a message on chat!
  • Send us an enquiry here.
  • Give us a call on the number specific to your region:
    • 1300 358 071 (AU)

    • 0800 461 254 (NZ)

    • +1 (240) 786-1143 (US)

    • +61 (7) 3130-0516 (Intl)

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Tour Operator

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