Fox Extreme Heli Hike Day Adventure in Fox Glacier

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 8 Hrs - 9 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • 3-4 Travelers Per Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Take a exhilarating guided trip on the West Coast's longest glacier amidst fascinating ice formations
  • Enjoy your all-day hike with New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company
  • Experience breathtaking return helicopter flights through Fox Valley to Fox Glacier over a lush rainforest
  • Spend up to 6 hours on the ice, climbing, hiking, and battling the elements
  • During the flight, you'll glimpse New Zealand's highest peaks: Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman
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  • Full Day Glacier Tour

    Package Details
    • Departure time: 8:15am
    • This tour departs daily (except on Christmas Day)

    Inclusive Of:

    • Lunch
    • Return helicopter flights
    • Souvenir t-shirt
    • Experienced English speaking guide
    • Backpack, socks, leather boots, harness, and helmet (with a Go Pro mount)
    • Technical equipment includes crampons, ice axe, and climbing rope
    • Safety equipment
    • Waterproof raincoats, and over trousers

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Insurance
    • Other pesonal expenses
    • Hotel pick up and drop off

    US$ 481.89

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    Package Details
    • Departure time: 8:15am
    • This tour departs daily (except on Christmas Day)

    Inclusive Of:

    • Lunch
    • Return helicopter flights
    • Souvenir t-shirt
    • Experienced English speaking guide
    • Backpack, socks, leather boots, harness, and helmet (with a Go Pro mount)
    • Technical equipment includes crampons, ice axe, and climbing rope
    • Safety equipment
    • Waterproof raincoats, and over trousers

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Insurance
    • Other pesonal expenses
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
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What To Expect

Thrill seekers around the world, experienced or beginners, looking to face off with the elements have come to the West Coast to take on its largest glacier: the famous Fox Glacier, in the heart of Fox Valley. Accompanied by an experienced English speaking guide, this incredible nine hour journey begins with an early breakfast that you will certainly need for this arduous adventure. Your briefing begins as you start gearing up. Your safety equipment and technical gear will be provided, so make sure you're safe and snug before getting into the helicopter to begin the adventure. In the air, you soar over the gorgeous sights of Fox Valley, with its rolling mountainsides covered in sparse greens. Don't miss spotting Mount Cook and Mount Tasman as you make your ascent. Not long after, you will make your way over the valley to where the trails of white snow and ice lead up to the breathtaking Fox Glacier itself. Admire this powerful glacier in all its majesty, before landing right on it, ready to blaze your trail. Ford the crevasses, use your rope, ascends short ice pitches, and so much more. This will be an exhilarating battle against snow and ice as you make your way through. Don't worry about the water: it is plentiful and some of the purest water you will ever drink. Six hours will be spent right on the ice before the helicopter takes you safely back to the base, where you'll bring home incredible memories (and a souvenir t-shirt!) of your glacier adventure.

fox glacier hike
Hike over the West Coast's largest glacier: Fox Glacier
fox glacier guided hike
A professional guide will be guiding you throughout your journey
fox glacier
Marvel at the incredible wonder of nature laid before you
mt cook and mt tasman
The highest peaks of New Zealand: Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman, can be seen when you fly in
fox glacier
Use your axe, rope, and other climbing gear to traverse the glacier!
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 8:00am meet up with guide at Fox Glacier township
  • 9:00am listen the tour guide explains the nature of glacier encounter and the environment you are explorin
  • 9:30am fit you out with a harness and other technical gear and equipment
  • 10:00amthe tour guide will give you a safety briefing and prep you on what to expect for the day
  • 10:30am transfer to the helicopter
  • 11:30am point out New Zealand’s highest peaks, Mount Cook (Aoraki) and Mount Tasman
  • 12:30pm land on Victoria Flat and put on your crampons (ice-hiking spikes)
  • 1:30pm follow the ice steps cut by the tour guide as you explore the amazing formations
  • 2:00pm break for lunch
  • 4:30pm heli-transfer back to our base at Fox Glacier township
  • Times may vary depending upon conditions
Insider Tips

What To Bring:

  • Small backpack with a drink and snacks
  • Warm clothing including 2-3 long-sleeved layered tops
  • Warm trousers (no jeans)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (don't forget some protection for your lips)
  • Camera
  • Sense of adventure!
  • Please note: It is illegal to use drones in the area, so please leave yours in the car if you have one
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Minimum age: Age 16 (must present a valid photo ID)
  • Minimum of 3 people are required (if you have less than 3 people in your group, the operator will extend every effort to put you on a trip with other people so your activity can proceed)
  • Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:4
  • Language level: A good level of English language skills is essential to understand the guide and the instructions
  • Fitness level: Good level of fitness and agility is required. No previous experience is necessary
  • Please note that the availability, route and length of your scenic flight will be dependent on weather conditions on the day
  • Vegetarian options are available for the included lunch. Kindly indicate your dietary preferences at the checkout page
  • Please make sure that you fuel up with an energy-giving breakfast - you’ll need it!
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Meet Up Information:

How To Get There:

  • By private car: 4.5 hour drive from Queenstown or 3 hour drive from Wanaka

Public Transfer:

  • There are two companies that operate buses to and from Fox Glacier daily
Option 1: Atomic Shuttles
Option 2: Intercity Coachlines
  • For more information and bookings go to the official Intercity website or phone +64 9 913 6100
  • The great thing about town is that it is small and therefore all accommodation is within walking distance of the town centre. There are no rental car services around the township of Fox Glacier, but there is a shuttle service called Fox Tours and Shuttles phone 0800 369 287 that will take people to Lake Matheson and Gillespies Beach

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Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
  • In case of bad weather, you can reschedule your booking or request for a full refund
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