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Franz Josef Glacier Ice Explorer

4 hour walking tour with helicopter flight and hot pools

Christchurch New Activity

Explore the wonderful Franz Josef Glacier, the gem of New Zealand's West Coast Glaciers, take a helicopter flight and relax in a hot pool

  • Enjoy a helicopter transfer from town with breathtaking views of the glacier summits
  • Take a daring walk through the ice as you navigate the glacier paths
  • An experienced and informative guide will be with you throughout the entire activity
  • Ice equipment such as crampons and ice axes will be provided as needed
  • Relax your muscles after the walk at the Glacier Hot Pools
What We Love:

Brave the ice by joining the Franz Josef Glacier Ice Explorer tour, an experience provided by an internationally recognized guiding operation. Get the chance to view the most magnificent glacier available to the public in the world! Take an awe-inspiring helicopter ride from town to the Franz Josef Glacier and walk up into the glacier terrain. An experienced guide will help you navigate the ice paths and lead you to the most spectacular sites. You'll even get the chance to see the rare blue ice, created by snow freezing onto the glacier surface and compressing to make the ice appear. Learn about New Zealand’s Maori legends as well as the environmental changes that have changed the landscape over the past years. This small group tour is a great way to explore the glacier at a tailored pace. After the ice adventure, take time to relax and rejuvenate your body at the Glacier Hot Pools!

Activity Details

Duration
4 Hours

Language
EN

Travelers
Min 1

Transport
Meet Up

Confirmation
24 Hours

Refund
No Cancelation

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

Inclusive Of:

  • Experienced guides
  • Adventure walk on the glacier
  • Chance to see blue ice
  • Helicopter transfer
  • Professional gear if required (sturdy boots and socks, breathable rain jacket and over trousers, hats and gloves)
  • Franz Josef main hot pools entry

Package Options:

  • Low season departure
  • High season departure (Dec 20th to Feb 28th)

Additional Information:

  • Participants must be at least 12 years old to experience this activity
  • Please bring 2-4 warm upper body layers, ideally wool or polypro (no cotton) and quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans)
  • Please bring sun protection, a drink, and snacks
  • Please do not bring iPods, wallets, phones, or keys
  • If your tour is cancelled due to weather, you will automatically be transfered into the Glacier Valley Walk on the same day

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

Departure Time:

  • Daily: 8:15am-12:45pm (departure times may vary)
  • The whole tour lasts for 4 hours, including 3 hours on ice
  • Please note that the actual departure time might be different from the preferred time, and is subject to availability. We will make contact with you to re-confirm your departure time

How To Get There:

  • Meeting Point: Glacier Base, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
  • By car: 2 hour drive from Haast, 4 hour drive from Wanaka, 2 hour drive from Hokitika, or 2.5 hour drive from Greymouth

Cancelation

  • Once confirmed, no cancelations may be made
US$ 265 273
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  • Low Season Departure

    US$ 273 US$ 265

  • High Season Departure

    US$ 295 US$ 286

    • December 20th - February 28th
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