Helicopter Flight and Hike on Franz Josef Glacier - 3 Hours

Franz Josef, West Coast


  • Scenic helicopter flight to Franz Josef icefall
  • Glacier landing and pickup
  • 2 hour hike amongst glacial ice formations

Take in the soaring views of Franz Josef Glacier by helicopter, before descending on the ice itself for an adventure through the ice caves and pinnacles of this icy, alpine environment.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Scenic helicopter flight to Franz Josef Glacier
  • 2 hour hike amongst glacial ice formations
  • Safety briefing and in flight headset
  • Professional guide
  • Glacier boots and ice crampons
  • Waterproof jackets available on request

New Zealand's famous Franz Josef Glacier, found in the stunning Westland National Park, is one of the most spectacular glaciers in the West Coast region. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight over this glacier, with an unforgettable guided walk amongst the ice caves, pinnacles, and seracs of the pristine, alpine environment for a truly unforgettable experience. You'll see the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow from above, and then up close, when the helicopter lands on the glacier itself, for your unique guided walk: from the crevasses and ice caves to the splendour of the clean blue ice, immerse yourself in the unique surroundings and touch the ice, breath the fresh air and enjoy one of the world'??s most exhilarating experiences.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Please allow 3 hours for this experience
  • This experience is available 365 days a year

Numbers on the Day

Minimum numbers are required for trips to operate. Please call 24 hours before departure to reconfirm your booking.


This experience is weather dependant.

Dress Code

Wear warm upper body clothing - 3 to 4 layers recommended.

... and Importantly


  • A moderate level of fitness is required, due to the hiking involved in the experience
  • Participants must be 10 years of age or older


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


  • Over 24 hours prior to the experience date: No charge
  • Within 24 hours of the experience, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and are not entitled to a refund or re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances