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Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike from Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand

Take return scenic flights from Queenstown to Franz Josef for an incredible heli-hiking experience on this incredible 12km long glacier.

Duration7 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Minimum Age
Minimum Age8 years
MealsNot include
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationQueenstown

Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike from Queenstown Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us!
  • A full-day tour to the Southern Alps, including both fixed-wing & helicopter flights
  • Return fixed-wing aircraft between Queenstown & Franz Josef Village, taking a different route back via Mt. Aspiring if possible, with guaranteed window seats
  • A heli-hike to Franz Josef Glacier, with 2 hrs to 2 hrs 30 min of time on the ice & scenic helicopter flights to & from the glacier
  • Use of all necessary equipment for your glacier hike, including crampons, boots, socks, & ice axes
  • Convenient return transfers from selected Queenstown accommodation

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What should I wear/bring?

  • Sunglasses 
  • Sun block and lip cream (UV is high)
  • 3–4 layers of warm upper body clothing (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear)
  • A daypack, a drink & snacks are useful
  • A warm hat and gloves.
  • A Camera
  • Light snacks or lunch

If the weather isn't suitable to safely conduct the flight, you will have the option to rebook for the next available time or receive a full refund. If the weather is safe to fly but will be turbulent, you will have the option of flying, rebooking, or receiving a full refund.

The Operator is able to fly approximately 70% of the days in the summer and winter, and 55% of the days in the spring and fall.

Most healthy people with ‘street’ level fitness should enjoy this activity. Lack of physical fitness and medical conditions may affect your ability to safely take part in, or complete a trip.


Heli Hiking is classified as an ‘adventure activitiy'. It has a low to moderate degree of risk. This tour operates in natural mountain features that present certain physical hazards. These hazards include, but are not limited to:

  • Uneven and icy terrain and slopes
  • Natural, uncontrolled terrain features
  • Potential exposure to cold
  • Potential exposure to UV light


Guests should be confident walking on uneven terrain. The Operator reserves the right to shorten or cancel trips for guests whose fitness or ability is not appropriate. If you are unable to complete the activity, you will not be entitled to a refund.

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Pickup Locations

    • Abba Court Motel = Creeksyde Bus Stop
    • Absoloot Hostel = The Station Building
    • Adventure Queenstown Hostel = Station Building
    • Alexis Motel & Apartments = Copthorne Bus Stop
    • Alpine Lodge = Station Building

Tour Operator

True South Flights
Shop 1, Building 8, Remarkables Park, Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand