Heli Hike A helicopter ride and a hike on the ice. The ultimate glacier experience.
The Helicopter Line is privileged to be able to offer Heli-hiking on both the Franz Josef and Tasman Glaciers.
Franz Josef Glacier is 12km (7.45mi) long and fed by a massive 20 square km (7.7 sq mi) snowfield at the top of the Southern Alps. It features ice pinnacles as high as multi-story buildings, deep crevasses and stunning, pristine blue ice. It’s all on show and the most dynamic glacier in New Zealand is accessible to you via one of the most exhilarating experiences in the world.
The Tasman Glacier is the largest of several glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealand’s South Island. At 27km (17mi) in length, Tasman Glacier is New Zealand’s longest glacier. It is as much as 4km (2.5mi) wide and 600m (2,000ft) thick, and lies entirely within the borders of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. The glacier covers an area of 101 square km (39 sq mi) and starts at a height of 3,000m (9,800 ft) above sea level.
Departing Franz Josef
Franz Josef Heli Hike
Duration 3 hours
$429 per adult
Discover up-close the magnificent natural phenomenon of the stunning West Coast glaciers. This two hour walking adventure is suitable for people of average fitness and above. Learn More
Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax of 15%. Major credit cards, travellers cheques and foreign currencies are accepted. Please see here for heli-hike child prices. Prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing valid from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.
Tasman Glacier Heli Hike
Duration 3 hours
$565 per person
Adventure into Mount Cook National Park and Heli Hike across Tasman Glacier. Witness the beauty of the Tasman Glacier lake and the stunning ice formations from the helicopter as you fly over the spectacular Tasman Glacier. Once you descend and step foot onto the ice you will encounter fresh alpine air as your heli hike guide introduces you to the world of the Tasman Glacier. This is a unique experience and one which will not be forgotten. Learn More