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.

    • Adult: NZ$ 399.00 (GST incl.)
    • Children: NZ$ 369.00 (GST incl.)
    • Child Age: 16 years and under minimum 9 years
      (Valid from 1 Sep 2014 to 30 Sep 2015)

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

    Minimum age: 9 years

    • 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
  • Our Flying Fox: Helihike departs daily at:

    • 8.50am
    • 11.50am

    During the summer months (October - April) we also offer a departure time of:

    • 2.50pm

    We only have limited spaces available so please book in advance to avoid any disappointment.

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