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Combine the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights!
-Flying Fox: Heli Hike
Equipped with leather boots and other equipment, you board the helicopter for your first flight over the pinnacles of the lower icefall where the ice is in constant motion. Take in views of the dramatic upper icefall and Victoria Falls, which is the melt river of the hidden Victoria glacier. Your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier which, by flying in, allows you to access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches.
At this stage, your guide outfits you with crampons, specially designed for these 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.
Please note that this is a natural and ever changing environment. Ice features change constantly and no guarantee can be given that specific features will be seen.
Each departure is a true voyage of exploration as there are so many changing features that the guides always find something new. Weather permitting, ice time is up to 3 hours, allow total trip duration of 4 hours.
Minimum of 4 people required (if you have less than 4 people in your group, Fox Glacier Guiding will do their best to put you on a trip with other people).
Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:11.
Fitness level required: low to moderate.
Bring 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear), sunglasses and sun protection, a warm hat and gloves, camera, a daypack, a drink and snacks are useful.
Trips depart at 8.50am, 11.50am (year round) and 2.50pm in the Summer months (Oct - Apr)
Adult $469 / Child (9-16 years incl.) $445
502a Wairakei Road, Harewood