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Heli Hike Fox Glacier

Highlights
  • Explore the Fox Glacier by helicopter and on-foot with your guide
  • Panoramic views over the glacier from the air
  • Delve deep into the ice terrain and marvel at the icy scenery
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Heli Hike Fox Glacier
From US$314.32
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8:50amMost Popular
This up to four hour fly-in, fly-out heli hike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. Up to 3 hours on the ice.
US$314.32
11:50am
This up to four hour fly-in, fly-out heli hike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. Up to 3 hours on the ice.
US$314.32
2:50pm
This up to four hour fly-in, fly-out heli hike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. Up to 3 hours on the ice.
US$314.32
Overview
The Fox Glacier is widely considered among New Zealand’s most impressive natural attractions—but it’s impossible to appreciate its beauty from ground level. On this tour, take to the skies by helicopter for panoramic views over the glacier, and trek deep into the icy wilderness with your guide—where the forces of nature work their magic. With safety kit and crampons included, see the best of the Fox Glacier up-close.
What to Expect
The fly-in, fly-out helihike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. By flying in you are able to access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches.

Equipped with sturdy leather boots and other equipment, you board the helicopter for your first flight over the pinnacles of the lower icefall. Here, the ice is in constant motion. Take in views of the dramatic upper icefall and Victoria Falls, which is the melt river from the hidden Victoria glacier, before landing.

Your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier. At this stage, your guide outfits you with crampons, specially designed for these ice conditions and you follow the ice steps cut by your guide as you explore the amazing formations and ice caves which are only seen here.

Each departure is a true voyage of exploration. There are so many changing features that the guides always find something new. Weather permitting; ice time is up to 3 hours.

Please note that this is a natural and ever changing environment. Ice features change constantly and no guarantee can be given that specific features will be seen.

Some fitness and agility is required.
Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Amazing experience-worth the trip!

A very rare experience to go up and hike in the glacier. Very informative guides who make sure everyone is safe and comfortable. A very well run tour. Definitely an incredible experience that’s a once in a life time! Thanks so much!

Thank ShellBaird
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderful Tour

Our tour was on 2 Oct. My comment is: Awesome - to take helicopter to walk on the Glacier. Professional - our guide Julia is very professional to provide all necessary instructions to keep us save. She is also funny and kept joking with us...More

3  Thank AndesL9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Heli Hike

The most amazing adventure ever! Beautiful scenery, brilliant helicopter ride, Awesome guides ( Hannah and Tim I’m talking about you guys!) and it ran so well due to great organisation skills. I’d highly recommend this to everyone!!!

Thank Natchap255068
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DO NOT MISS IT.

Absolutely awesome do not miss it. The helicopter trip is breath taking and also the experience walking on the ice playing with the recesses of the glacier.

Thank Ellie P
Reviewed 13 September 2018
Excursion that you will remember all your life

We made this tour on August 13, 2018, my wife, my daughter and me. We are older 65 and 63 years old, and this trip seemed unique to us. The person who accompanied us, who was from Taiwan, did everything possible so that we would...More

Thank Francisco R
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3 October 2018|
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Response from Monessa Melani M | Reviewed this property |
I have only done Fox but I did try to book for Franz first. It was cancelled due to weather. I was told that the way the landscape is formed, that Franz tends to fill with clouds first so the pilots won't land. We were... More
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3 April 2018|
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Response from Monessa Melani M | Reviewed this property |
I booked a month and a half in advance for an afternoon tour. But that tour was cancelled due to weather. I was told that a lot of Tours get cancelled because of weather and that more tours get cancelled then go up. Safety... More
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