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Glacier Heli-Hike provided by True South Flights

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Overview
The one-hour fixed-wing flight from Queenstown to Franz Josef or Tasman Glacier is certainly spectacular, but the highlight of this trip is the glacier Heli Hike. The experienced guides will take you into a deep part of the glacier via a scenic helicopter flight. The helicopter passes over the deep crevasses of the icefalls and waterfalls to land on the upper Franz Josef icefall or on the Tasman glacier itself. From there you’ll be fitted with crampons for the two hours on the ice, exploring caves and seeing the natural, ever-changing wonder of the glacier in the South Island of New Zealand.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    True South Flights
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Franz Josef Glacier
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tasman Glacier
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    True South Flights
    Remarkables Park Town Centre, 1B/8 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Our office is upstairs above the Pita Pit restaurant in the Remarkables Park Shopping Centre
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Important Information
Departure Point
True South Flights, Remarkables Park Town Centre, 1B/8 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hiking boots and crampons are provided
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • A small snack pack is provided however you are able to take a packed lunch with you
  • Entry/Admission - Franz Josef Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Tasman Glacier
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tim wrote a review Dec. 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Had an amazing day out with Elliot as our pilot from Queenstown to the Glacier and back. Very accommodating and knowledgeable. Although walking on the glacier was awesome the highlight for me was the scenic flights with Elliot.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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P M wrote a review Jul. 2020
Noosa, Australia10 contributions
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An amazing glacier experience with a fantastic flight from Queenstown to Mt Cook. Excellent tour operator, very professional and after 30 years of extensive travel these are at the top. Jason was a fantastic pilot who goes out if his way to make your trip so memorable.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from JasonChaoYang, Pilot at Glacier Heli-Hike
Responded 30 Jul. 2020
Thanks for your review Peter. I'm glad I have made your trip to Queenstown memorable. Hope to see you again in Queenstown. Regards, Jason
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AR1 wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Flight and heli hike was a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience made all the better by our pilot Jason! A true gentleman.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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sfajardo10 wrote a review Feb. 2020
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We had the opportunity to fly with True South and has an amazing time. Jason was our pilot and even though the weather was questionable in the morning, he made sure to advocate for a personal flight later on the in the morning to catch a heli-hike. He was very knowledgeable and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TrueSouthFlights, Pilot at Glacier Heli-Hike
Responded 26 Feb. 2020
Thanks for your review! There was low cloud in the morning but glad it cleared up when we departed. It is amazing part of country to take a scenic flight with so much to see. I'm glad you enjoyed your hike up the Tasman Glacier. Regards, Jason
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Expedition537444 wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Just awesome! Incredible service all the way from the hotel pick up to drop off. Jason was an excellent pilot and great guide on the flight up and the helicopter operation up at the glacier was superb too. Very smooth logistics and a fun and skilled guide out on the ice. We
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TrueSouthFlights, Pilot at Glacier Heli-Hike
Responded 26 Feb. 2020
Thanks for your review! How lucky we are able to show you one of the biggest ice caves in recent years up the Tasman Glacier. The weather was perfect for a scenic flight up Mt Cook. Hope to see you next time. Regards, Jason
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About the operator

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Tom V
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Best way to see Milford Sound!
Laura and Jason flew us from Queenstown for a Milford Sound overflight. The views were great, Laura did a great com
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JillHat
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Breathtaking experience
Fantastic scenic flight experience from Queenstown over Milford Sound. Amazing perspective of the incredible scener
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dai-grey
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Surreal
The best way to get to the sounds and back. Flight was so amazing with a great tour on the way . 40 min flight com
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KiwibirdShaw
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Breath Taking
A wonderful day out thank you. So blessed to have amazing weather, incredible views the whole flight and a great gu
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brstdr
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This is the way to get to Milford Sound- a bucket list flight!
Breath-taking views on this amazing flight. Elliot is a very skilled pilot. The plane was awesum too. The 40 min fl
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pete_hatley
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Milford Experience with True South Flights
Highly recommend the Fly - Cruise - Fly with True South Flights from professionalism, safety and information during
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raadelias2000
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Excellent
The trip was so good and the pilot is so helpful and talented (Jason).thank you team for every thing.
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Lovinglife2021
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WOW...a must do!!
We have had such a magical day. Truely a must do if you come to Queenstown. We were blessed with perfect weather fo
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terryRH97
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Incredible service and views
Our experience with True South was amazing - Peter the pilot was very friendly and informative, with lots of great
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pcollens
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Trip of a lifetime
Breathtaking and spectacular flight and Milford sound boat trip was stunning. Speechless!! One of the unnamed won
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U8433RCelizabethd
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Stunning trip to Milford sound
Very easy to organise - the staff were friendly and professional and everything ran on time. Jason is a great pilot
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867andreaw
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Amazing experience
Highly recommend doing the fly cruise fly. The flight was me absolute favourite part of our entire trip. We had Jas
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AmberSTTB
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Milford Sound Flight - Amazing!
Took a tour from Queenstown to Milford sound - LOOOONNG bus ride.. so we decided to fly back. It was such a beau
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CJandMarz
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Amazing experience!!
Flight was smooth. Elliot our pilot was friendly and engaging, and his commentary was informative and interesting.
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earlh2014
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Amazing Experience
Perfect day with an unforgettable mountain flight experience. Pilot Elliott was friendly, informative and an excell
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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