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Fox Glacier

Flight over Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

This 30-minute scenic flight will take you high above the spectacular scenery of both Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, with views across to Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.

Weather permitting you will make a snow landing, allowing you to exit from the helicopter to take photographs and admire the incredible scenery.

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Other experiences in Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Fox Glacier Heli Hiking
    Helicopter landing, Fox Glacier

    Fox Glacier Heli Hiking

    Fox Glacier Heli Hiking

    The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are two of the fastest moving in the world, sometimes at a rate of up to 20 m a year. This means that the terrain is ever-changing as crevasses close and new ones open so your guide leads you on an unplanned route which is a true adventure.

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  • Heli-Hike on Franz Josef Glacier
    Helicopter on Franz Josef Glacier

    Heli-Hike on Franz Josef Glacier

    Heli-Hike on Franz Josef Glacier

    Join your crew at The Helicopter Line Officer, Main South Road to commence a heli-hike tour. A scenic 10-minute helicopter flight takes you over Franz Josef Glacier to its icefall, where the helicopter lands and you start a two-hour guided walk among its ice caves, pinnacles and seracs.

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Experience it for yourself

You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.