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Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour

Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour

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199
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$349.55
From
$349.55
Experience a Franz Josef Glacier heli-hike as you explore ice caves and other glacial terrain with a professional guide.  Then don provided boots, jacket and ice axe for a guided hike past deep crevasses and towering ice-blue pinnacles before the return chopper ride down. Choose from seasonal departure times to suit your schedule.
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* A traveler said: "Amazing experience! The team were so friendly, knowledgeable, and all round awesome. Definitely recommended!"


Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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108
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$259.46
From
$259.46
Appreciate the majesty and scale of Franz Josef and Fox glaciers from the air during a 30-minute helicopter flight and snow landing. Enjoy aerial views over both glaciers from your prime position in the sky, and hear live commentary from the professional pilot before landing atop either Fox or Franz Josef. Then hop out and focus your camera lens on a glacial scene of frozen icefalls, glowing blue ice fields and plunging crevasses — considered to be among New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes.
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* A traveler said: "Absolutely amazing. Very nice and helpful staff, lovely helicopter and we were blessed with fantastic weather."


Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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71
  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$201.80
From
$201.80
See the Franz Josef Glacier from the air on a helicopter flight above ice falls, snowfields, and crevasses. Touch down on a snowfield to see the icy landscape up close, and take in sweeping views across the maritime glacier. This helicopter tour departs from a helipad in Franz Josef township.
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* A traveler said: "Absolutely incredible to be able to stand on top of the Glacier. The views fromthe helicopter are breathtaking. Short and sweet experience but absolutely awesome."


Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

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464
  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$365.91
From
$365.91
On this Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour and hike, land atop the glacier and explore ice caves and pinnacles with a small group. Soar above New Zealand’s Southern Alps during a scenic flight, then grab your crampons and make your way through dramatic ice formations during a moderately difficult hike. After your return flight, rejuvenate with a complimentary blissful soak at Glacier Hot Pools. Numbers are limited to 11 to ensure personalized attention from your expert guide.
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* A traveler said: "The glacier hike on the ice and through crevasses had just the right combo of challenge, new experience and scenic beauty. Our leader Melvin did a great job keeping it fun and interesting while explaining how to trek through the glacier safely."


Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

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148
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$62.83
From
$62.83
Take a guided hike to the terminal face of Franz Josef Glacier, scrambling along an exclusive pathway over the riverbed of the mighty Waiho. During the interpretive valley walk to the glacier, your guide covers the geographical features of this magnificent alpine landscape. Upon reaching the viewpoint, you’re treated to an up-close look at the advancing glacier. Numbers are limited to 13 people per group for a more personal experience.
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* A traveler said: "Very good tour guide explanations on nature and Maori heritage and history. Convenient walk for all hiking levels and ages."


Off-Road Adventure Tour

Off-Road Adventure Tour

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278
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$129.73
From
$129.73
Explore the landscape around the Franz Josef glacier and New Zealand's rugged West Coast on a 2-hour ATV tour from Franz Josef village. Take in the mountains and rainforest of the Southern Alps as you go offroad and follow paths carved by ancient glaciers paths in the wilderness. Your guide leads you through the rainforest, riverbeds, grasslands, and mud on a thrilling tour that includes use of ATV equipment and wet weather gear.
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* A traveler said: "Jouney starts with Quad Bike instruction and test drive. Safety comes first! Then we drove thru the Woodlands and after this we went thru the creek. At least a good mixture of diffferent Ground."


Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

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29
  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$201.80
From
$201.80
This 20-minute scenic helicopter flight takes you soaring above Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier with a snow landing at the top — the perfect opportunity to get up close to a glacier in the South Island. You’ll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over towering ice formations before a soft landing in a snowfield. Admire Mt Cook/Aoraki, New Zealand’s highest peak, from the glacial summit.
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* A traveler said: "This was the highlight of our New Zealand holiday. We would highly recommend it. We loved it. The pilot was very skilled."


Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

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22
  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$353.15
From
$353.15
See the imposing Southern Alps on an aerial tour with a helicopter landing on the snowfields of Franz Josef Glacier. Your 40-minute helicopter flight soars above the stunning alpine landscapes of the South Island, narrated by the professional pilot. Enjoy prime views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from above before descending toward the lush rainforests at the edge of the Tasman Sea.
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* A traveler said: "Expected it to be cancelled due to inclement weather however we were in for a treat, while I didn't get the full flight I booked it was non-the-less a fantastic experience and one I will do again. The team were friendly and outgoing. The pilot was pins on paper professional."


Twin Glacier Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 30 minutes)
Visit both the Franz Josef Glacier and the Fox Glacier on a single tour from Franz Josef on this flight tour that includes a snow landing. Get up close with the blue ice of these mammoth glaciers and snap unbelievable aerial photos from both the air and the ground level. Learn about the glaciology and environment of the area through your pilot's guided commentary.
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* A traveler said: "A fantastic experience, views are wonderful landing on the snow was worth it. The pilot will take your photo, a must have."


Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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36
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$259.46
From
$259.46
The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are New Zealand’s largest and most magnificent glaciers, and many visitors find it hard to choose between them. This helicopter tour takes in both with a thrilling flight over snowy peaks and frozen waterfalls, and an unforgettable snow landing overlooking the glacier.
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* A traveler said: "What a fantastic experience! The pilot was friendly and knowledgeable. Landing on the glacier was amazing awesome and breathtaking. Loved it!"


The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)

The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)

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14
  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$365.91
From
$365.91
This short helicopter tour offers the unique opportunity to get close to two of New Zealand’s iconic glaciers, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Fly by some of the region’s many natural wonders, including Mount Tasman, Aoraki Mount Cook and Tasman Glacier, and make the most of incredible photo opportunities. This tour is operated by the only local company with Government permission to land on the snow inside Westland Tai Poutini National Park – you won’t get this chance with anyone else.
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* A traveler said: "Our pilot was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the trip was just stunning as the weather was perfect!"


Small-Group Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier

Small-Group Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier

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203
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$93.69
From
$93.69
Explore the serene waters of Lake Mapourika in New Zealand’s glacier country on this kayak adventure from Franz Joseph Glacier. Paddle with your guide out onto Lake Mapourika, widely considered one of western New Zealand’s most scenic spots. Enjoy uninterrupted views as your guide explains the region’s fascinating geology, and marvel at the way the mighty Southern Alps are mirrored perfectly in the calm waters. Head into the estuaries of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and discover some of the country’s oldest untouched rainforest as native birds sing overhead.
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* A traveler said: "The whole experience was amazing absolutely beautiful day what a view kayaking through the lake around the mountains and the kayak guide we had with us was great :) can’t wait to come back next month and do this again I’ll be booking this again very soon! Loved it :)"


4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

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45
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$107.19
From
$107.19
Discover the natural wonders of Lake Mapourika on this 4-hour kayaking adventure. Paddle around the lake against a backdrop of the Franz Josef Glacier, head ashore for a hike around the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and learn more about New Zealand’s famous Kiwi birds.
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* A traveler said: "Assigned a very knowledgeable and friendly guide (Becks). We were lucky to be in a small group, so we had much dedicated time. Becks brought us to a little island in the lake for a short walk to the lake "cafe"! Learnt quite a bit about the flora and fauna during the walk. Sandflies are not an issue at all once in the lake and on the little island. Highly recommend! Sweet ending was when quality photos were included in the package!"


Fox or Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 20 minutes)

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 20 minutes)

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32
  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$206.98
From
$206.98
Get aerial views of Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier on this air flight, including a snow landing. Take fantastic photos of the pinnacles and sheer crevasses, then make a snow landing for more shots of you and your party. Multiple departure times throughout the day make for a flexible outing, and you'll learn about the glaciers through your guide/pilot's informative commentary.
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2-Hour Scenic Cruise in Lake Mapourika

2-Hour Scenic Cruise in Lake Mapourika

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13
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.01
From
$85.01
Discover the true beauty of the West Coast in a small personalized cruise on Lake Mapourika. The Jurassic rainforest fringed bays which reflect the surrounding Alps and Glaciers will leave you in awe of its beauty. Explore a kiwi conservation area with your knowledgeable local skipper and enjoy watching curious native birdlife in the surrounding rainforest shoreline. Evening cruises, with a glass of wine (BYO) in the summer time are a wonderful way to end the day.
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Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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4
  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$353.15
From
$353.15
Fly above Mount Cook’s glacial icefalls, crevasses, and neves on a 40-minute helicopter flight from Franz Joseph, and see both of New Zealand’s West Coast glaciers from the air. Your route crosses the spine of the Southern Alps, circles the summit of Mount Cook, then touches down for a snow landing, with spectacular aerial views of Westland Tai Poutini National Park throughout the flight.
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* A traveler said: "A once in a lifetime experience for my wife and I. Brilliant flying between the snow capped mountains and spectacular walking around the top of the glacier. Great pilot!"


Cruise & Rainforest Walk - Franz Josef Glacier

Cruise & Rainforest Walk - Franz Josef Glacier

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2
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$107.19
From
$107.19
Enjoy exclusive access to our private rainforest trail, only accessible by boat! The rainforest trail journeys through a Kiwi Conservation region and some of Westland's oldest untouched rainforest.
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* A traveler said: "Fantastic experience - beautiful amazing scenery plus insightful and knowledgeable guide. Dale's story telling approach to sharing the history of the area is engaging and educational... making the both the rainforest walk and boat trip so much more beyond sight seeing... tasting native plants was an unexpected bonus that has made the memories of the trip more vivid and special. Opportunity to see untouched, natural landscape. Thanks for sharing your experience and insights Dale!"


Franz Josef Glacier 2 Hour Tour

Franz Josef Glacier 2 Hour Tour

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1
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$59.14
From
$59.14
Locally owned at operated family business. Informative small group tours with experienced nature guide. . Family-friendly and suitable for all ages & abilities, we cater tours to suit you, at your pace. Lots of information on glaciology, geology, geomorphology, flora & fauna, local legends & history.
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