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Book - Glacier Heli-Hike Ex Queenstown


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 Franz Josef Glacier via a scenic helicopter flight. The helicopter passes over the deep crevasses of the icefalls and waterfalls to land at the upper Franz Josef icefall. 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.


  • Courtesy transport between your accommodation and Queenstown Airport
  • 60 minute flights between Queenstown and Franz Josef Glacier township, taking a different route back via Mt. Aspiring if possible
  • Window seats guaranteed
  • 4 hour heli-hike, with 2 hours of time on the ice and scenic helicopter flights to and from the glacier
  • All equipment provided: crampons, boots, socks, ice axes


  • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear).
  • Outdoor footwear.
  • Sunglasses and sun protection.
  • A day pack including a drink, snacks or light lunch. 
  • A warm hat and gloves.
  • A camera.


  • Summer: 1 October to 31 April - 9:30am, returning by 4:30pm.
  • Winter: 1 May to 30 September - 8:30am returning by 4:00pm.


  • Child age 9 - 15 years. 16 years old and above are considered adults.
  • Minimum age of 9 years old applies to all Heli-hikes.


  • Flights are subject to minimum of 2 passengers.
  • For the heli-hike products occasionally larger minimums may apply.

Franz Josef Heli-hike + Fixed wing scenic flight from Queenstown:
1 hour each way fixed wing flight, 5 minute Heli flight time, 2 - 2.5 hours on the ice

  • Adult $1,299.00
  • Child $1,099.00

Fox Glacier Heli-hike + Fixed wing scenic flight from Queenstown:
1 hour each way fixed wing flight, 5 minutes Heli flight time, 2 - 2.5 hours on the ice

  • Adult $1,299.00
  • Child $1,099.00

Tasman Heli-hike + Fixed wing scenic flight from Queenstown [Summer only]:
45 minute each way fixed wing flight, 15 minutes Heli flight time, 2 - 2.5 hours on the ice. Operates October - April only.

  • Adult $1,299.00
  • Child $1,099.00

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