Franz Josef Heli Ice Climb

Catch a helicopter to Franz Josef Glacier before receiving an expert ice climbing tuition!

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Up to 5 Hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Various Start Times
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
16 yrs+
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Not included
NZD $565
ValueNZD $575SAVE 2%
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What's Included

  • Complimentary access to Public Hot Pools!
  • Heli Transfer
  • Expert Tuition
  • High-tech Equipment
  • Adrenaline Highs

What's excluded

Bring you enthusiasm; we'll bring the rest!

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!"


No one does it better than Franz Josef Glacier Guides. Ice climbing at Franz Josef is a day packed with excitement and adventure, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Under the expert tuition of some of New Zealand’s most experienced ice climbers, you will learn the skills and techniques you need to carefully and comfortably climb the glacier.


Franz Josef Heli Ice Climb

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You are welcome to wear your own good quality ankle supporting hiking boots with our crampons, or you can choose to wear the boots that we provide. Our boots are comfortable and warm and ensure you don't damage your own boots when strapping on your crampons. If you choose to wear your own boots, bring them in for a fitting the evening prior to your tour departure to see if they are suitable.

Check in time for Heli Hike, Heli Ice Climbs and Glacier Valley Walk is 15 minutes prior to the trip time stated on your booking confirmation. 

This allows us plenty of time to prepare you for your trip, fill in medical information, give a weather update, and get you kitted up in all the necessary equipment.

Come in and see our friendly team 15 minutes prior to your trip time.

You will need to bring a light snack and drink. Our tours range from 3 to 5 hours.

It is the high annual rainfall in the Glacier region (6-8 metres per year) that allows the glaciers to grow and without the rain, these magnificent glaciers would not be here. We do provide you with the best in rain protection including Goretex Rain Jackets and waterproof over trousers.

Sometimes the weather means that helicopters can't fly; heavy rain, high wind, low cloud.  If your tour is cancelled due to these reasons, Franz Josef Glacier Guides will automatically transfer you onto our Glacier Valley Walk the same day.  There is no obligation to participate and you can cancel at any time.  We just want to make sure you don't miss out on a great glacier experience.

Yes! This activity is limited to 115kg

Small print
Terms & Conditions:

  • Due to the risks involved, we do not take anyone that is pregnant. 

  • Guides reserve the right to curtail or cancel trips for customers whose fitness or ability is not appropriate to the trip on which they are booked. If you are unable to complete the glacier trip you have booked, you will not be entitled to a refund. 

  • As we operate in a mountain environment certain events may result in customers having to stay on the glacier overnight. 

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations or rescheduling more than 24 hours before departure: no fee
  • Cancellations less than 24 hours before departure: 100% of the cost
  • Rescheduling within 24 hours of departure: is at the absolute discretion of the supplier, and may incur a fee up to a maximum of 100% of the cost.

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Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Glacier Base 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier


NZD $565
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