Chancellor Dome Heli-Trek Fox Glacier

As an introduction to mountaineering this heli-trek trip cannot be surpassed. Fly into the Fox Glacier valley and hike to the Chancellor Dome summit for magnificent views of NZ's highest peaks & the Tasman Sea. Good fitness required.


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This has to be one of New Zealand's finest days in the mountains. It starts with a thrilling flight by helicopter over magnificent rainforest and ice pinnacles into the valley of the Fox Glacier. Land on Chancellor Shelf, an area rich in flowering alpine plants.

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A highlight of this alpine day hike is the final ascent to the summit of Chancellor Dome at 2,004 metres (6,526 feet). This climb takes you to the point that affords the best view of the Southern Alps highest peaks and the magnificent snowfields that feed the Fox Glacier. To the west, you see the surf of the Tasman Sea breaking on Gillespies Beach. After a relaxing lunch you descend to the historic Chancellor Hut and fly down the glacier back to Fox Glacier township.


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Physical address

Chancellor Dome Heli-Trek Fox Glacier, Main Road, Fox Glacier, West Coast, 7859, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Departs on demand during the summer months at 7.45am
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $699.00
Further pricing information:
Cost includes: two helicopter flights, guide, ground transport, technical equipment, boots and socks, waterproof raincoat and over trousers, gloves, hats, and packs if required.

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