Flying Fox: Helihike

  • 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

    Fitness level required: low to moderate
    Trip Duration: 4 hours

    For our Terms and Conditions please click here.

  • Valid Until 30 September 2016
    • Adult: NZ$ 399.00 (GST incl.)
    • Children: NZ$ 369.00 (GST incl.)
    • Child Age: 16 years and under, minimum 9 years
    Valid from 1 October 2016 - 30 September 2017
    • Adult:  NZ$425.00 (GST Incl.)
    • Children: NZ$399.00 (GST Incl.)
    • Child Age: 16 years and under, minimum 9 years

    Cost includes: two helicopter flights, guide, ground transport, leather boots, socks, crampons, walking poles 

    • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing 
    • Warm trousers (jeans are not recommended), Shorts in Summer
    • Sunglasses and sun protection .
    • A daypack, a drink and snacks are useful.
    • A warm hat and gloves.
    • A Camera
  • Our Flying Fox: Helihike departs daily at:

    • 8.50am
    • 11.50am

    During the summer months (October - March) we also offer a departure times of:

    • 7.50am
    • 10:50am
    • 1:50pm
    • 2.50pm
    Departures times can be subject to change, please check our online booking system for up to the minute daily departure times.

    We have limited availability so please book in advance to avoid any disappointment.


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