Franz Josef Heli Hiking Helicopter Tour
Combine a scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a two-hour guided walk amongst the ice caves, pinnacles, and seracs of New Zealand’s South Island. You’ll learn about glacier processes and enjoy supreme panoramic views on your small group tour, as your local guide shows you the most spectacular ice formations.
With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of the most remote areas, your helicopter ride is the ideal choice for sightseeing, taking you right up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways.
Walk amongst the ice caves, pinnacles, and seracs of New Zealand’s South Island
You’ll land high up on the glacier between two icefalls where your guided hike begins. Follow your professional guide into the most spectacular icefall terrain, only usually seen by experienced mountaineers. With a spotless safety record, rigid assessments, and the use of exclusive quality equipment, your safety and enjoyment is always accounted for.
Afterwards, you’ll re-embark the helicopter for a transfer back to the township of Franz Josef.
The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.
Duration: 3 hours
Tour Company: Totally Tourism – The Helicopter Line
Price – Starting from $222.15 per person
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Green Helicopter Tours will make this tour more eco-friendly by offsetting the fuel use by these tours at no cost to you. Enjoy your eco vacation!