Flying Fox: Heli Hike

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FITNESS LEVEL
Moderate
DURATION
4 Hours
DEPARTURE TIMES
8.50am/11.50am (All Year)
2.50pm (October - April)
Additional departures on demand

OVERVIEW

The fly-in, fly-out helihike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. Suitable for children from 9 years old. By flying in you are able to access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches.

Equipped with leather boots and other equipment, you board the helicopter for your first flight over the pinnacles of the lower icefall. Here, 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, before landing.

Your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier. 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.

Each departure is a true voyage of exploration. There are so many changing features that the guides always find something new. Weather permitting, ice time is up to 3 hours.

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.

Minimum of 4 people required (if you have less than 4 people in your group, we will do our best to put you on a trip with other people).

Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:11

WHAT TO 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 daypack, a drink and snacks are useful.
  • A warm hat and gloves.
  • A Camera

What We Supply

  • Leather boots
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles

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PRICING

We accept payments from Visa & Mastercard. We DO NOT accept American Express or Diners Club.
Adult NZ$425.00 (GST inc.)
Children NZ$399.00 (GST inc.)
Child Age 9 - 16 Years Inclusive
Cost includes two helicopter flights, guide, ground transport, quality leather boots, socks, crampons
Minimum age 9 years
Valid until 30th September 2017

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