Tours in Franz Josef

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Adventure Tours
6 hours
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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$369.24
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Adventure Tours
20 minutes
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Adventure Tours
20 minutes
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$280.00
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Walking Tours
4 hours
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$148.72
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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$130.00
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Adventure Tours
40 minutes
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$507.70
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Full-day Tours
55 minutes
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$614.36
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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$360.00
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Water Tours
2 hours
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Adventure Tours
40 minutes
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  • simana3493
    Cambridge, New Zealand16 contributions
    We initially thought we would do a scenic flight over the glacier but when the opportunity and weather presented itself, we thought this was a chance not to be missed. Incredible experience to walk around the ice fields and see crevasses and ice towers up close and personal. All equipment provided and safety seemed to be the priority which was much appreciated. Walking on crampons and being clipped in made us feel very much the mountaineers and the kids loved it. Our guide was fabulous and informative and I felt all our kids (youngest aged 10) were in good hands. Thanks for the opportunity to do this - a highlight of our trip. Fingers crossed our kids kids get to do the same!
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Keira Stanley
    Gold Coast, Australia12 contributions
    Wonderful trip to 2 glaciers, Fox and Franz Josef with landing and 10 minute stop on glacier to exit copter and take photos , well worth the cost.
    We were very lucky with a totally clear day and virtually no wind. A fantastic , once in a lifetime experience.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Seton B
    6 contributions
    Had a great day!
    Jason our pilot was great - kept us entertained and very knowledgeable.
    A fabulous experience and the Fantastic weather helped!!!
    Thoroughly recommend this trip!
    Written 27 September 2021
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  • Clozzie
    Richmond, New Zealand59 contributions
    A truly wonderful trip, something to tick off the bucket list. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed this experience and are still buzzing from it!
    Our flight covered both the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers, with a snow landing at the top. The views were amazing and our pilot was friendly and knowledgeable.
    We felt safe at all times, and had a smooth flight without any bumps. While you can see the Glacier's from.a distance from the DOC walkways nothing bets the experience of low level flying over them and landing on the snow.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • nick e
    10 contributions
    Took this guided trip today and exceeded expectations. The guide ‘Romina’ was awesome, she guided us through the glacier taking extra time for those who required it and answering the many questions. Her sense of humour had everyone at ease and there was lots of laughter. A truly unforgettable team thanks to the team at Helicopter Line and Romina and her team of guided who establish the route before you arrive on the glacier. Would highly recommend this trip
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • josJ6530KR
    Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand7 contributions
    Perfect short trip up the valley to see the glacier. Smooth seamless check in n trip. Ground crew through to pilot were professional and well informed. Recommend ++
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Michelle H
    Wellington, New Zealand135 contributions
    What a true highlight, bucket list adventure for us, stunning morning in Franz Joseph, weighed in, hopped in and flew the stunning Glacier friendly informative pilot, commentary excellent, we were suppose to land on the snow but it was to windy, it didn't take away from the flight at all, highly recommended, it's a must in my book, thank you 😀 highlight for sure.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • catrionad2018
    Paihia, New Zealand8 contributions
    This was one of the best things I’ve done and I would highly recommend it. Jamie was our guide and was amazing! I did this with my friend and we had so much fun. You get to bike over different terrains as well as through the water. You get fully kitted out with waterproof clothing and a helmet. Definitely want to come back and do this again! Epic fun!! A Franz Josef must do for sure!!
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Sarah
    2 contributions
    Was an amazing experience. All the staff were really friendly and informative. If you go to Franz Josef this is definitely a must!
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Destination767176
    6 contributions
    This was a brilliant morning. Dale was a great guide, friendly and informative, all the kit was provided and we enjoyed kayaking across the lake and down a little creek. We even saw a white heron in flight! Then a walk on a special track through the sanctuary with some fascinating things like blue toadstools and a kiwi nest for a cup of coffee at the viewpoint, finally kayaking back.
    Dale took some great pictures for us.
    Strongly recommended, and although there was a little rain it didn't cause any problem.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • Deanna R
    1 contribution
    The best kayaking in town with the most amazing guide. We loved every minute and we will definitely be back in town the next time we visit!
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • mudwiggle27
    Marlborough Region, New Zealand29 contributions
    Amazing experience with great knowledgeable staff. First time have seen kiwi, was a real highlight. Also found Tuataras interesting.
    Written 4 May 2021
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  • 636garrym
    21 contributions
    Wow ! What a day
    Sun snow glaciers!
    Bubbles in mountains 🏔 .
    Scenery was outstanding!
    Mark the pilot was amazing.
    Sooo informative and an all round natural kiwi .
    Managed to stumble across some Thar in the hills on the way home .
    One of those lifetime experiences not to be missed .
    Written 7 November 2021
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  • simana3493
    Cambridge, New Zealand16 contributions
    We had already had a fabulous day on a glacier hike when the next day dawned equally still and sunny and we decided we couldn't pass up the opportunity for another flight. So we decided to do the Grand Tour visiting Franz Josef, Fox and Tasman glaciers as well as spectacular Mt Tasman and Mt Cook complete with a landing on Fox glacier which was incredible. The kids are still raving about it! Our pilot was fantastic and really informative and took some great photos for us on the glacier. The weather made this one out of the box and we are so happy we did it. Let's hope our kids kids will still be able to see these amazing glaciers!
    Written 1 May 2022
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