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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$ 323.66
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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.
From US$ 323.66
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.
From US$ 323.66
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.
From US$ 323.66
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 (52)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
AMAZING

What an amazing experience. Me and my partner enjoyed every minute. Our tour guide Jacob was fantastic and told us a lot about the fox glacier

Thank 452jadeh
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful, a do-it-while-you-can experience

Great to see the amazing Fox Glacier & surrounds both from above in the helicopter transfers and on the ground on the hike. Guides & other staff all friendly, knowledgeable and safety-conscious. Well-organized & professional. Quite easy fitness-wise while still such a different and dramatic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AMPauckland
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing experience

The helicopter flight in itself would have been a highlight, but the hike with our knowledgeable, helpful and supportive guide Jacob was unbeatable. Had a lot of fun, perfect weather with great visibility of the surrounding area and discovered some beautiful ice caves. Perfect day...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dennisallacross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Out-of-this world experience

Our family of 3 did the Heli hike on 8th Jan and it truly was the best way to end the amazing 2 week South Island holiday. Fox Glacier Guiding made our trip extremely memorable. Their booking is very easy on the website and we...More

Thank Shubh0B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Yes!

So worth the money! This was probably a once in a lifetime experience! There was a little concern regarding weather conditions but it was well explained to us. We had to leave the glacier a little earlier than scheduled as the weather conditions worsened but...More

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Response from D7499FGaudreyh | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I don't know the address. The town is very small. Once you are there you can use your GPS to find the office. There is a common parking lot that is used by a coffee shop and Heli Hike, and perhaps other businesses... More
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28 October 2018|
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Response from D7499FGaudreyh | Reviewed this property |
We rented a campervan and stayed right in town. It was very easy to get around. I'm not sure about hotels.
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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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