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What to do at West Coast & Glaciers

Twin Glacier Heli Flight

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Great for
  • Adventure

Take a scenic helicopter flight from either Franz Josef or Fox Glacier over both of these mammoth glaciers, which slowly carve their way down through spectacular mountains. The flight includes a snow landing for you to jump out and take some unforgettable photos!

From £183 per adult

Please Note: Flights depart daily on demand and are 30 minutes in duration, departing from the Helicopter Line base on Main South Road, Franz Josef. Flights need to be reconfirmed 24 hours in advance in case of adverse weather conditions.

Grand Traverse Scenic Flight

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Great for
  • Adventure
  • Visiting friends & family

Experience the flight of a lifetime over the spectacular Mount Cook and Westland National Parks. See the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Fly over glacial lakes and golden tussock lands - the large fleet ensures that every passenger has a window seat. Choose a departure from either Mount Cook or Franz Josef. 

From £219 per person

Please Note: Tour departs daily except Christmas Day. 50 minute flight taking in all the largest glaciers and highest mountains.

Flying Fox - Fox Glacier Helihike

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Great for
  • Adventure

Combine the thrill of a heli ride over Fox Glacier, you'll then circle the upper icefall and land on a remote untouched part of the glacier. Get kitted out with crampons as your route will take you onto the ice. Your experienced guide will lead you past crevasses and ice ridges and into the middle of the glacier for incredible views of this glacier wonderland, before boarding your helicopter to return to base.

From £269 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs at either 8.50am or 11.50am year round and is 4 hours in duration. You will be provided with full waterptroof jacket and trousers, plus crampons and boots.

Franz Josef Heli Hike and Glacier Hot Pools

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Great for
  • Adventure
  • Wildlife & nature

Franz Josef Glacier is located in the stunning Westland National Park and is one of the most spectacular glaciers in the southern hemisphere. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight with a unique two hour guided walk amongst the ice caves and pinnacles of the glacier’s pristine alpine environment. This is your opportunity, along with a professional guide, to get up close to this magnificent icefall terrain and see the extraordinary colours of the ice flow which would usually be seen only by experienced mountaineers. Also includes free entry into the Glacier Hot Pools to relax after your tour.

From £289 per adult

Please Note: Tour operates daily (subject to weather conditions) at 8:15am, 9:00am, 10.40am, 11.25am from Franz Josef Glacier Guides Base Building, Franz Josef and lasts for approximately four hours. A moderate level of fitness is required to undertake this tour.

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