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Fox Glacier: 3-Hour Hike with Scenic Helicopter Transfer

Activity provider: Fox Glacier Guiding

Fox Glacier: 3-Hour Hike with Scenic Helicopter Transfer

Activity provider: Fox Glacier Guiding
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From US$ 308.02 per person

Enjoy this unique Heli-Hike experience combining the excitement of walking on Fox Glacier with the thrill of a helicopter flight. You'll land in a remote and beautiful part of the glacier where nature has created spectacular ice caves and arches.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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  • Enjoy a unique scenic flight over Fox Glacier
  • Experience a 3 hour hike over the ice
  • Marvel at ever-changing ice formations
  • Learn informative commentary from an expert local guide
Full description
Enjoy a thrilling heli-hiking experience on the Fox Glacier. Marvel at dramatic landscapes from above, including spectacular ice caves, icefalls and Victoria Falls, which is the melted river from the hidden Victoria glacier. Your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier. At this stage, your guide outfits you with crampons, specially designed for ice conditions and you follow the ice steps cut by your guide as you explore the amazing formations and ice caves which are only seen here. Each departure is a truly unique experience as there are so many changing features, even the guides always find something new. Depending on the weather you will spend up to 3 hours on the ice before boarding your helicopter to return to the helicopter base.
  • Two helicopter flights
  • Expert guide
  • Ground transport
  • Leather boots and socks
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles
  • Wet weather jacket and overtrousers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 9 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 254 lbs (115 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

44 Main Rd, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Personal medication

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • All trips are subject to favorable weather conditions, it is recommended to book for your first available day in Fox Glacier so that you have maximum flexibility
  • The date and time of your trip may be different from the one requested, the local operator will confirm your exact tour details by email after booking
  • A reasonable level of fitness and agility is required as the glacier terrain is variable and reasonably challenging
  • Maximum Weight: Visitors with a weight of more than 116 kilograms (255.7 pounds) will be subject to restrictions, this may include cancellation of your experience
  • Participants must be at least 9 years of age
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

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The wonderful experience, in the end we did it on 2/29. BUT, the management of the activity, on your part: BAD. It was scheduled for 2/28, storm of the century, from the local guide they ask for our information to notify us of the cancellation and you do not give it to them. I understand that if they tell you that they are canceling things and that by organic data protection law you cannot provide our data, you will notify us.

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February 29, 2020

Heli hike was amazing. The only thing I could say is the helicopter flight was only to the glacier and back. Would have been better for a 10 min flight over more of the glaciers. Didn't see much of the glacier from the air.

March 2, 2020

Fantastic guides, team, organization and experience. You feel safe all the time. They provide with all the equipment that you need which is in quite good state. The experience is totally worthy. We will repeat.

January 14, 2021

Product ID: 257732