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Franz Josef Glacier Encounter


Adult (15yrs & over) $299.00

Child (age 8-14) $299.00

  • Pricing is valid to 30th Sep 2020.


  • Helicopter up to the stunning Franz Josef glacier.

  • Explore glacial terrain on a 10-minute professionally guided glacier walk.

  • Experience informative commentary of the spectacular and iconic glacier. 

What's included

  • Scenic flight viewing the Glacier and landing.
  • Experienced guide 
  • All equipment – Walking Poles if required


Do you want to experience the Franz Josef Glacier on an up close, never been done before level? From the Franz Josef township, enjoy a scenic flight up the valley where you can see the famous Franz Josef Glacier.

You will soar to the tops of the mountains, taking in all that the Franz Josef Glacier has to offer. Upon landing you will take a small walk up to a viewing platform with your experienced alpine guide, who will talk you through the history of the Franz Josef Glacier. You may even be lucky enough to hear the natural echoes of the Glacier, before returning home.

  • Get ready! Here’s what you should know


    • Allow approximately 45min duration for the whole experience.

    Departure Times and check in

    • We have tours departing at 11.30am, 12 noon, and 2pm & 2:30pm
    • Please check in 30min before your flights departure.


    • Your flight is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will have the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
    • We recommend booking your flights early in your trip with flexibility for weather changes. We don’t want you to miss out!
  • Additional information
    • Confirmation will be received within 48-hours of booking, subject to availability.

    • Flights, landings and routes may vary due to weather and at the pilot’s discretion. Flight times are approximate and include your landing.

    • Minimum passenger numbers apply for flights. Bookings will be coordinated to achieve this where possible.

    • The price includes landing and concession fees as our flights land in conservation areas and special locations.

    • A min age of 8 years and 30kg applies.

    • Clients who are over 120kg and/or pregnant will not be able to participate.

    • iPads or selfie sticks are not allowed on board for safety.

    • All decisions regarding guests participation in the Franz Josef Heli Hike are at Senior Guides discretion.
  • What to bring
    • Warm upper-body clothing (preferably 3-4 layers).
    • Leggings or light trousers, although shorts are acceptable. Please no jeans
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Cancellation policy
    • Booking online does not charge your credit card. Credit card details are only required to guarantee your booking.
    • Should you fail to check-in on time, or notify us of changes less than 24-hours prior to departure, your credit card will be debited with the total amount of the booked activity.


Adult (15yrs & over) $299.00

Child (age 8-14) $299.00

  • Pricing is valid to 30th Sep 2020.

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