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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 USD 330.07
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8:50amMost Popular
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 USD 330.07
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 USD 330.07
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 USD 330.07
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.
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Reviews (40)
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Reviewed today
All Day Heli Hike Adventure - AWESOME!!!!!!

This is probably the best activity in the Fjordland park. Franz Josef glacier is very organized and each tour is identical, while this adventure on Fox Glacier is so much nicer. Our guide Steve, custom tailored our day according to the group, ice conditions and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Framptonxx
Reviewed 4 days ago
Unforgettable experience for the whole family (Grandma and kids included!)

Our whole family (incl grandma and kids aged 9 and 11) went on the 4 hour helihike and had an unforgettable experience! The entire experience was great - from check in, safety briefing, the gear provided (raincoat, waterproof boots, ice spikes for the boots), helicopter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chu Y
Reviewed 1 week ago
The most incredible experience! Once in a lifetime!

The guides and the experience were exceptional. So knowledgeable and once in a lifetime! You must do this if you come through Fox Glacier.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing views, grand adventure, professional staff

Wow. What a beautiful day we had. It was my first time to fly in a helicopter and it was awesome. The staff was very professional throughout the whole process. We checked in at the office in town and got a safety briefing. Those who...More

Thank D7499FGaudreyh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome afternoon

We were group of 5 (2 people 62 years) and had a great heli hike. We were booked on to go for a hike on Franz Josef but that got cancelled due to weather - but luckily we managed to get places for Fox glacier...More

Thank darshnis2015
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Rux R
28 October 2018|
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Response from ShellBaird | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, we stayed right in Fox glacier. We stayed at the Bella Vista. We just walked down to the heli hike place. Most places have a 2pm check in which was perfect for us. Have fun!
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Sightseer821481
2 October 2018|
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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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Gusje1
3 April 2018|
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Response from Monessa Melani M | Reviewed this property |
I booked a month and a half in advance for an afternoon tour. But that tour was cancelled due to weather. I was told that a lot of Tours get cancelled because of weather and that more tours get cancelled then go up. Safety... More
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