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Franz Josef: Helicopter Trip over Two Glaciers

1. Franz Josef: Helicopter Trip over Two Glaciers

See New Zealand’s Fox and Franz Josef glaciers with uninterrupted views from a helicopter. Fly amongst the Southern Alps, admiring the ice pinnacles and canyons whilst learning about the awesome spectacle from your professional guide. After you check-in and have a safety briefing, you will be transferred to a private hanger, where you will meet your pilot and guide and board the helicopter. You will be provided headsets in order to hear your guide’s commentary. You will have the opportunity to stop and explore by foot at an elevated landing site, perfect for taking photos.

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Fox Glacier: 3-Hour Hike with Scenic Helicopter Transfer

2. Fox Glacier: 3-Hour Hike with Scenic Helicopter Transfer

Enjoy a thrilling heli-hiking experience on the Fox Glacier. Marvel at dramatic landscapes from above, including spectacular ice caves, icefalls and Victoria Falls, which is the melted river from the hidden Victoria glacier. Your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier. At this stage, your guide outfits you with crampons, specially designed for ice conditions and you follow the ice steps cut by your guide as you explore the amazing formations and ice caves which are only seen here. Each departure is a truly unique experience as there are so many changing features, even the guides always find something new. Depending on the weather you will spend up to 3 hours on the ice before boarding your helicopter to return to the helicopter base.

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Fox Glacier: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

3. Fox Glacier: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Journey into the Southern Alps for this once in a lifetime helicopter flight over the Fox Glacier. Begin your adventure at the helicopter base in Fox Glacier Township, where you will be greeted by your expert team. As you take off in your helicopter, be amazed by the panoramic views over the town and surrounding landscapes before heading towards the Fox Glacier. As you draw closer to the picturesque mountains, fly over dramatic ice falls and deep crevasses before you descend for a snow landing. Here you will have an opportunity to take in your surroundings, breathe in the clean alpine air and take photos in this winter wonderland. When you are finished, join your pilot in the return flight back to the Fox Glacier Township.

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Fox Glacier: Scenic Helicopter Ride with Snow Landing

4. Fox Glacier: Scenic Helicopter Ride with Snow Landing

Board the helicopter at the local partner’s base in Fox Glacier, then soar up into the skies where panoramic views await. Glide through the sky, passing over the spectacular ice pinnacles and crevasses of Fox Glacier on the way to the snow landing site. Throughout the ride soak up once-in-a-lifetime views of snow-capped mountains as well as some of New Zealand’s highest peaks. Arrive at the landing site and take your first steps out onto the snowy landscape. Be amazed by the sheer beauty of your surroundings as you are dwarfed by the size of this mountainous West Coast region. Enjoy enough time to take photos and soak up this magical location, then hop back in the helicopter for the return journey to the base.

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What people are saying about Fox Glacier

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Heli hike was amazing. The only thing I could say is the helicopter flight was only to the glacier and back. Would have been better for a 10 min flight over more of the glaciers. Didn't see much of the glacier from the air.

Fantastic guides, team, organization and experience. You feel safe all the time. They provide with all the equipment that you need which is in quite good state. The experience is totally worthy. We will repeat.

Great experience, great trip and very competent pilot, if in doubt it's worth the money, I can only say YES, do it

Awesome guides, company, amazing part of the world. The best way to see the mountains

Awesome friendly informative pilot best adventure we have done together as a family