This four hour combination of a thrilling helicopter ride and a hike allows you to truly experience the majesty of Franz Josef Glacier. The glacier heli hike is a famous experience for adventurers around the world, and it begins by departing from the township and heading to the glacier itself. Largely inaccessible unless by air, this steep glacier is full of incredible icy features that you'll be exploring. Surrounded by the alpine peaks and breathing in the crisp air, you'll learn from your guide the careful art of step-cutting, or finding the safest and most secure way through the glacier, as well as the history of the mountain's glacier, known as “Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere”. Enjoy your hike on this splendid, historic glacier before being flown back to the township.