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Franz Josef Glacier Helihike
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Franz Josef Glacier Helihike

By True South Flights
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The one-hour fixed-wing flight from Queenstown to Franz Josef glacier is certainly spectacular, but the highlight of this trip is the glacier Heli Hike. The experienced guides will take you into a deep part of the glacier via a scenic helicopter flight. The helicopter passes over the deep crevasses of the icefalls and waterfalls to land on the upper ice fall of Franz Josef glacier. From there you’ll be fitted with crampons for the two hours on the ice, exploring caves and seeing the natural, ever-changing wonder of the glacier in the South Island of New Zealand.
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$1,499.00
per adult
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Ages 10-120, max of 11 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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  • Hiking boots and crampons are provided
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Franz Josef Glacier
What's not included
  • You are required to bring your own lunch and snacks. There is usually no time to get food in Franz Josef.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • True South Flights, Building 8 Suite 1B/12 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Check in at our office 30 minutes prior to departure. We are located in the Remarkables Park Town Centre, near Queenstown Airport, with free all-day parking. Park near the New World supermarket and walk across the carpark entrance to our building on the corner of the main road (Hawthorne Drive).
Pickup details
  • We pick-up from Queenstown Central accommodation. Pick up starts 50 minutes prior to departure.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Frankton Airport, Queenstown New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Near public transportation
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 171544P8

      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Children and weight restrictions are applicable for this tour
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Franz Josef Glacier Helihike?
      Franz Josef Glacier Helihike price starts from $1,535.06. Discover and book Franz Josef Glacier Helihike on Tripadvisor
      What is the Franz Josef Glacier Helihike cancellation policy?
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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 171544P8

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      Jenny E
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      What a fabulous experience. A stunning day spent on one of the last glaciers of the south.
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      Written 11 November 2023
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      Thanks Jenny! It sure was a stunning day up there! It's hard to explain how incredible those views are in words eh? Thanks for adding some photos to the review they are great. We really apricate you taking the time to share your review and for joining us on the glacier heli hike!
      Written 21 March 2024
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      Ralph B
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      this was a fantastic trip views from the plane fantastic and from the helicopter wonderful the glacier hike exhilarating
      Our pilot Andrew was Amazing
      Written 19 October 2023
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      Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing experience with us. Having the opportunity to hike on New Zealand's longest glacier is truly unforgettable. We're thrilled to hear that Andrew played a part in making your journey amazing. Thank you for choosing us for your adventure!
      Written 27 February 2024
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      Travel65931278410
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      Aug 2023 • Couples
      Jason flew us to Franz Josef, he was an amazing guide and gave us a zig zag tour thru the mountains and gave us a speaking tour of the southern alps as we flew. Including a trip around Mount Cook, the tallest peak in NZ.
      Written 6 September 2023
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      Thanks for your review. We had an absolute perfect day for it. The descent over the Southern Alps was a stunner that day! Cheers, Jason
      Written 30 September 2023
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      Johnny W
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Family
      Incredible experiences, the flight, helicopter and glacier hiking are wonderful.
      The flight between Queenstown and Franz Josef is fantastic a great view of almost half of the South Island, with mixture of lakes, woods, snow, mountains and a bit of Tasman Sea
      My girlfriend said me the flight captain is handsome, I kind of agree…
      Written 28 July 2023
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      Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your journey, and for sharing your positive feedback. We're delighted that you were able to soak in the beauty of the South Island from up above, the flight between Queenstown and Franz Josef is indeed something special! Once again, thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us!
      Written 15 August 2023
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      Kirsty M
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Friends
      The experience and sites were absolutely stunning. I would highly recommend the adventure to others. Truly a once in a lifetime memory.
      Written 26 July 2023
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      Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing experience with us. We truly appreciate your support and are grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your journey. Once again, thank you for your kind words and for being such wonderful company during the adventure! Regards, Deborah
      Written 27 July 2023
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