Franz Josef Glacier: 2.5-Hour Hike with Helicopter Transfer

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Combine an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery, and a hike through spectacular glacier features on the Franz Josef Glacier for an unmissable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Book your Franz Josef Glacier: 2.5-Hour Hike with Helicopter Transfer here.

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Embark on a Helicopter Journey to Franz Josef Glacier

Book the Franz Josef Glacier: 2.5-Hour Hike with Helicopter Transfer in advance! Experience the grandeur of Franz Josef Glacier, an 8-kilometer-long natural wonder, from a unique perspective. This journey begins with a helicopter tour from Franz Josef.

Touch Down and Explore the Glacier

Upon landing on the glacier, you’ll embark on a guided hike. Marvel at the stunning ice formations and keep warm with winter clothing and snacks.

Begin Your Adventure in Franz Josef Town

Your adventure starts at the glacier base in Franz Josef Town. Here, the team will check you in and provide you with essential gear. You’ll also receive a safety briefing.

Board the Helicopter and Soar Above

Once prepared, your guide will lead you through the native forest to the helipad. Here, you’ll board the helicopter for a scenic flight over rugged terrain.

Land on Franz Josef Glacier

After the thrilling flight, you’ll land on Franz Josef Glacier. From here, you’ll set off on a 2-hour and 15-minute guided hike.

Experience the Awe-Inspiring Scenery

Your guide, with a keen eye for spectacular ice formations, will lead you through some of the most breathtaking glacier scenery New Zealand has to offer. Each trip is tailored to the ability of your group and the conditions of the day.

Learn About the Local Area

During the hike, your guide will share stories about the local area and their knowledge of the glacier and surrounding terrain. The glacier’s features are constantly changing, offering a unique experience each time.

Discover the Dynamic Glacier

You might find yourself sliding through a narrow crevasse, between towering walls of ice, crawling through blue ice tunnels, hanging out in ice caves, or witnessing the glacier calving. This dynamic environment ensures a unique adventure each time.

Return Journey

Franz Josef Glacier: 2.5-Hour Hike with Helicopter Transfer – After an unforgettable hike, you’ll board the helicopter for a return flight. The aerial view of the glacier and surrounding landscape is a sight to behold.

Reflect on Your Adventure

Back in Franz Josef Town, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on your adventure. The memories of the glacier’s grandeur and the thrill of the helicopter ride will stay with you long after the tour ends.

Preserve the Environment

Remember, while the glacier is a place of beauty and adventure, it’s also a fragile environment. It’s important to respect the glacier and leave no trace behind.

Plan Your Next Adventure

With the glacier adventure behind you, it’s time to plan your next adventure. New Zealand has much more to offer, from its rich Maori culture to its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Experience the Local Culture

After your glacier adventure, immerse yourself in the local culture of Franz Josef Town. Experience the warm hospitality of the locals and taste the unique flavors of New Zealand cuisine.

Remember the Adventure

Don’t forget to capture your glacier adventure with photos. These will serve as a reminder of the incredible journey you undertook and the awe-inspiring beauty you witnessed.

Stay Safe

Always remember, safety is paramount. Follow your guide’s instructions and stay within designated areas to ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure.

Share Your Experience

Once you’re back home, share your experiences with friends and family. Inspire others to embark on their own adventure and explore the wonders of New Zealand.

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Additional information

Address Information

63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7859, New Zealand

City Name

Franz Josef Town

Area Name

Westland District

Country Name

New Zealand

3 reviews for Franz Josef Glacier: 2.5-Hour Hike with Helicopter Transfer

  1. Gerard – Australia (verified owner)

    Amazing tour. Great guide and equipment. exciting right from the helicopter ride to walking through the stunning glacier. well worth the money.

  2. Hannah – Britain (verified owner)

    Amazing experience to fly up to the glacier and explore. We were blessed with great weather and the whole experience was truly memorable.

  3. Pauline – Britain (verified owner)

    This was an excellent adventure. Our guide, Cale, was very attentive, fun, helpful and knowledgeable.

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