Flying Fox: Heli Hike

4 Hours
8.50am/11.50am (All Year)
2.50pm (Summer)
Note: The 2:50pm seasonal departure changes with the annual NZ daylight savings dates - Start late Sept - Finish Early April
Additional departures available on demand


The fly-in, fly-out helihike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. 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 walking 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. 

Your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier at approximately 800 metres above sea level.  You will see the stunning Victoria Falls, which is the melt river from the hidden Victoria 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.

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. This is a weather dependant trip.

Minimum of 3 people required (if you have less than 3 people in your group, we will do our best to put you on a trip with other people).

This is our most popular experience so bookings are essential.

We have small groups the maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:11


  • 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
  • PLEASE NOTE - Drones are illegal to use, please leave it in your car if you have one

What We Supply

  • Leather boots
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles



We accept payments from Visa & Mastercard. We DO NOT accept American Express or Diners Club.
Adult NZD$425.00 (GST incl.) Valid until 30 September 2017
     NZD$450.00 (GST incl.)Valid from 1 October 2017
Children NZD $399.00 (GST incl.) Valid until 30 September 2017
          NZD$425.00 (GST incl.)Valid from 1 October 2017
Child Age 9 - 16 Years Inclusive
Cost includes two helicopter flights, guide, ground transport, quality leather boots, socks, crampons
Minimum age 9 years