Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour
Combine a scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a 2-hour guided walk on glacial terrain during this exhilarating tour from Franz Josef. Find out why New Zealand's South Island is famous for its gorgeous landscapes as you follow an experienced guide past ice caves, crevasses and pinnacles. Learn about glacier formation and movement, and enjoy supreme panoramic views. Choose from seasonal departure times to suit your schedule.Itinerary
A first-hand exploration of a glacier by chopper, seeing only what experienced mountaineers can reach is a wilderness experience you’ll never forget.
From our Franz Josef Village base, you’ll fly up to the Franz Josef Glacier in the Westland National Park. You’ll land on a section of this 12km long glacier where we’ve made a daily safety assessment of the conditions on this fast-moving ice flow. Equipped with glacier boots and crampons you’ll walk for two hours amongst the ice formations and pinnacles and see first-hand the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow. Touch the ice, breathe in the fresh air.
We team up with Franz Josef Glacier Guides who have been taking visitors over this epic icefall terrain since 1990 and can trace their heritage back 100 years. They have an immaculate safety record, rigid assessments and using quality equipment, your safety and enjoyment is taken care of.Stop At:
• Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
• The Helicopter Line West Coast, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856 New Zealand
• Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), West Coast Region, South Island
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Minimum age is 8 years"
"It is recommended that you wear sturdy footwear and bring warm layers due to cold temperatures"
"Moderate level of fitness is required"
"Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund"
"Please note: A guided walk among ice caves is usually part of the tour but all tour activities are dependent on the weather"
"Maximum weight limit of 120kg per person including gear / Minimum child weight 30kg (subject to ice conditions)"
"What to bring"
"Warm upper-body clothing (preferably 3-4 layers)"
"Leggings or light trousers, although shorts are acceptable"
"Sunglasses and sunscreen"
"Waterproof jacket (provided if you don't have one)"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
Duración: 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.