Flying Fox Heli Hike - 4 Hours

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Highlights & inclusions

Excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier
Thrill of helicopter flights
See the stunning Victoria Falls
Experience guides
Explore the amazing ice formations
Up to three hours of ice time
or 4 payments of $150.65 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

The Fly-in, Fly-out Flying Fox Heli Hike offers a thrilling combination of walking on the Fox Glacier and exhilarating helicopter flights. This adventure allows you to experience the stunning Victoria Falls, created by the meltwater from the hidden Victoria Glacier. With experienced guides leading the way, you'll explore amazing ice formations, following ice steps cut by your guide. The excursion includes two helicopter flights, ground transport, socks, leather boots, waterproof jackets, over-trousers, crampons, and walking poles. The entire experience lasts up to four hours, with up to three hours spent on the ice. Participants should bring essential medication, three to four layers of warm upper body clothing, sunglasses, sun protection, a camera, a drink, and snacks, though drones and jeans are not recommended. This trip requires moderate fitness, defined as the ability to ascend and descend 500-800 meters over 4-6 hours while carrying a light pack weighing 10kg (22lb). No prior experience is necessary, as guides provide full instruction. A minimum of three people is needed for the trip to proceed, and it is subject to weather variations.


What you need to know

  • Two helicopter flights
  • Ground transport
  • Socks and leather boots
  • Waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles
  • This experience departs at 8:50 am and 11:50 am
  • Please check-in 10 mins before departure
  • This experience has a duration of up to 4 hours with the ice time up to 3 hours
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from 44 Main Road Fox Glacier, New Zealand
What To Bring
  • Any essential medication
  • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
  • Sunglasses and sun protection
  • A drink and snacks are useful
  • A camera
  • No drones
  • Jeans are not recommended
Additional Information
  • No previous experience is necessary for this trip, guides are there for full instruction
  • Moderate fitness for this trip is a level of fitness sufficient to ascend and descend 500-800m over 4-6 hours carrying a light pack 10kg (22lb)
  • A minimum of 3 people are required for this trip to go ahead
  • This experience is subject to great variations in weather patterns
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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