- Complimentary access to Public Hot Pools
- Short scenic helicopter transfer
- Expert tuition from an experienced guide
- Up to four hours ice time including hiking, climbing and tuition
Why do we love this
"We love it because this is closest you can get to Franz Josef Glacier, and you don't need to be an experienced climber to take part!"
WHAT TO EXPECT
Glacier climbing in New Zealand is considered by many to be among the best in the world, so what are you waiting for?! Join Franz Josef Glacier Guides on a day packed with excitement and adventure and see what all the fuss is about. You'll get super close to Franz Josef Glacier and be able to take in this stunning area in the best way possible!
Your day begins with a full briefing at the Franz Josef Glacier Guides base. Your guide will get you kitted up and ready for your scenic helicopter transfer up onto the glacier. This is a great chance to take in panoramas majesty of the glacier and surrounding mountains. Wow!
Then, once on the ice, you'll embark on a short hike to the best available climbing spot. Here, your ice climb begins!
With a small ratio of one highly experienced guide to four guests, you can be sure that you'll receive expert tuition and maximum support throughout your climb. You don't need to have tried ice climbing before to come along either! A reasonable level of fitness, a sense of adventure and some enthusiasm is all that's required.
All technical equipment and climbing gear are provided, and your guide will give you teach you the skills and techniques required to comfortably scale the glacier. Instruction will be given to suit your pace and ability.
Once you've got the hang of it, Test yourself with new challenges and be rewarded with unique views as you reach new heights!
Your guide will tailor the day to suit novices and experts alike, so regardless of your experience or ability level you can be assured of an epic day on the ice!
Please note that this activity is a specialized tour that requires an experienced guide and favorable weather conditions, so enquires must be made before confirming a booking date.