Fox Glacier heli hiking excursion

Fox Glacier heli hiking excursion

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 9 y/o
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate 1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    44 Main Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The Fox Glacier Heli Hike combines the excitement of walking on world-famous Fox Glacier with the thrill of a helicopter flight.

Once equipped with all your glacier hiking equipment, you'll board the helicopter for a flight over the lower part of fox glacier where the ice is in constant motion. You will fly to the higher part of the glacier where you'll access and explore a part of the glacier which is home to spectacular ice caves and arches.

Your landing site is remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier at 800 metres above sea level. Then strap on your crampons, and follow your guide who will lead you through amazing formations, whilst clearing the path to facilitate your hike.

Each outing offers something new, as the glacier is ever moving, so no two trips are the same. The length of your adventure will determine how deep you go into the glacier, this extreme option allows you to explore new undiscovered areas and is one for the adventurer. 

Please note that this is a natural and ever-changing environment. Ice features change constantly and no guarantee can be given that specific features will be seen. This is a weather dependent trip.

Fox Glacier Guiding make sure the groups are small with a maximum guide to customer ratio of 1:4 for the extreme adventure.

  • Leather boots
  • Socks
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Overtrousers
Do not forget to bring
  • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
  • Sunglasses and sun protection
  • A Camera
  • A warm hat and gloves
  • A daypack, a drink and snacks are useful
Meeting point
44 Main Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand Get directions


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