With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery and a 3 hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features, you will have an unforgettable experience here!
Your journey starts at the glacier base in Franz Josef Village where the friendly team will check you in, get you kitted out with the essential gear and give you a pre-trip briefing. From here, your guide will lead you on a short walk through the native forest to the helipad and get you ready to board your helicopter. As you board your helicopter, you will have an opportunity to take in the full panoramic majesty of Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere nestled within the surrounding mountains.
Your pilot will land you high up on the glacier where your guide will help you make the final preparations for your hike before you head off to explore the pristine features of this incredible icescape. During the hike, your guide will share with you the story of Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere, their knowledge of the glacier and surrounding area and insight on why Franz Josef is so unique. You'll come away from your trip not only with a sense of awe at this majestic beauty but a whole new understanding of why this precious landmark is so special.
Nothing can be a better way to end a day of exploring the glacier than relaxing in the heavenly warmth of a hot pool! You'll also have a chance to get access to the Franz Josef Glacier Hot pools, located in the glacier base building in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier.
Book your guided glacier experience online with us now!
Address: 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef
Free parkings are available in Franz Josef Village.
Children must be over 8 years old and share the same price as adults.
Children need to weigh more than 35kg and have a minimum height of 137cm.
Maximum weight: 115kg
Customers over 115kg and/or pregnant women are not permitted to take part in this tour.
Departure times: 8:15 am-12:45 pm (8:30 am-12:15 pm in winter), every 15-30 minutes
The whole tour runs for approximately 4 hours, including 3 hours on the glacier.
Hot Pools opening hours: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm, duration: 1.5 hours
Lockers are available for hire. Please leave your valuables such as passport, wallet and car keys behind.
Suitable walking boots and socks
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.