Franz Josef Heli Hike

Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight over the glacier with a unique guided walk amongst the ice caves, pinnacles and seracs of the pristine alpine environment.


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For the adventurous, the Franz Josef Heli Hike discovers up close the magnificent phenomenon of glaciers. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight with a unique guided walk among the ice caves, pinnacles and seracs of this pristine alpine environment.

See extraordinary colours of the ice-flow from above, then up close, on an unforgettable guided hike amongst the glacier ice formations. Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike departs from The Helicopter Line, Main South Rd, SH6, Franz Josef.

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Physical address

Main South Rd SH6, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $485.00
(10 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Child age 8-14 yrs
Further pricing information:
Child age is 8-14 years. Franz Josef Heli Hike not suitable for children under 8 years of age. Franz Josef Heli Hike requires a minimum number of passengers for departures. Bookings will be accepted for numbers less than the required minimum number on the basis that bookings will be co-ordinated to achieve minimum numbers. All Heli-Hikes operate subject to suitable weather and glacier conditions. Clients who are 115kg and/or pregnant are not able to participate.
Cancellation policy:
Should inclement weather prevent a Heli Hike from operating, the same prepaid voucher will be accepted at any of The Helicopter Line aviation bases for a scenic flight of similar price. This avoids the situation of refunds. Escorts/clients wanting to make changes to dates or time of departure are required to contact the relevant operating base by 9.00am on the day of departure. No refund will be given for no shows or changes made less than 4 hours prior to departure.

Opening times

Business hours:
9.30am - 5.30pm, 7 days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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