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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

From US$312.33
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Highlights
  • Fly over Franz Josef Glacier for a glacier hike
  • Touch down between two dramatic ice falls
  • Don provided mountaineering equipment for a guided hike
  • Great way to access extreme mountain terrain with no experience needed
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Overview
Heli-hike the Franz Josef Glacier on an adventurous mountaineering tour that explores the Southern Alps from the air and on the ice. Flying over Franz Josef Glacier is great for panoramic views of crevasses and ice falls, and the guided hike gets you to a fantastic vantage point high on the glacier to explore ice caves and glacial terrain up close, with all mountaineering equipment provided.
What to Expect
Make your way to the heli-hiking home base, where you’ll meet a guide and be fitted with all necessary equipment, including a waterproof jacket, glacier boots, and an ice axe.
Board a helicopter for the flight over Franz Josef Glacier, a massive 7.5-mile (12 kilometer) glacier. Soar over towering peaks, deep crevasses, and winding streams of glacial melt. The pilot will guide the helicopter onto the ice, touching down high on the glacier.
Climb in and around ice caves, capturing remarkable photographs of the frozen landscape, and learn the history of Franz Josef Glacier. Following the hike, board the helicopter for the spectacular return flight, retracing your path with sweeping views across the Southern Alps.
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Made a reservation for a heli hike on our trip to the southern island. First we got a confirmation for our requested time. Later on we got an email our requested time was fully booked, we could change to an option later on the same...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We take all feedback on board and will review the booking process and availability through our 3rd party agents in hope to avoid this disappoint in the future. I am glad we were able...More

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