TOUR DETAILS

Heli Hike & Horse Trek combo

Duration:
Heli Hike

Up to 4 hours

Fitness Level:

Moderate

Experience:

No experience required

duration:
Horse trekking

1 hour

experience:

beginner

Price:

$628 $529 pp
Min age 9

Availability:


Valid for travel upto April 2022

Heli Hike:
8:50am, 11:50am

Horse Trek:
10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm

Please fill out our Enquiry Form below with your preferred times for each experience and we will contact you about making your bookings.

Minimum of 2 pax for each trip to depart

Heli Hike & Horse Trek

Experience both a breath taking guided walk on the West Coast’s longest glacier exploring amazing ice formations and then saddle up down at our farm (10km south of Fox Glacier) for a trail ride near the scenic glacial-fed Cook River taking in the stunning views of the surrounding area from behind the horse’s ears. 

Fox Glacier Guiding’s Flying Fox: Heli Hike

Our most popular tour and voted #1 in the TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice, Best of the Best, Top Out of the Ordinary Experiences in the world.  Combine the thrill of 2 helicopter transfers, with the opportunity to explore a remote and pristine part of the glacier on foot, with your knowledgeable guide.

Experience Fox Glaciers Cook River Trail Ride

Take in the stunning Southern Alps scenery at a gentle pace with our 1 Hour Cook River Trail Ride. Suited for beginners or those looking for getting close to nature.  Enjoy a  fun ride on our purpose built trails through native bush bordered by the braided, glacial-fed scenic Cook River.

Max weight 110kg

Things to note:

This price is only available for this combo and on direct bookings.

Both activities must be booked/completed within no more than 2 days

When you book this combo you are also entitled to hire an E-bike for $40pp for a half day valid for 24 hours after completion of both experiences.  Normal E-bike half day rate $80pp

WHAT TO BRING

Any Essential Medication

2 – 3 layers of warm upper body clothing 

Sunglasses and sun protection 

A hat and gloves

A Camera

NO Drones

Jeans are not recommended

WHAT WE PROVIDE

All technical equipment

Waterproof Jacket

Overtrousers

Backpack

Experienced Guides

A great time in Fox Glacier!

FAQs

To book our Heli Hike and Horse trek combo please fill out the enquiry form with your preferred dates and times and we will contact you to make your bookings.

Check-in time is 10 minutes before each departure.

No previous experience is necessary for our trips, our guides are there for full instruction.

For this trip, you need to bring any essential medication, 3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing, sunglasses and sun protection, a drink and snacks, a warm hat, gloves, and a camera. No drones are allowed and jeans are not recommended.

On these trips, we provide,
Hei Hike; leather boots, socks, crampons, walking poles, a waterproof jacket, overtrousers, a backpack

Horse Trekking; Helmet, rain jacket, overtrousers

Both trips, a professional guide and a great day exploring!

We’re located in a mountainous area and are subject to great variations in weather patterns. The temperature can vary between 0-25°C and the West Coast is notorious for its wild and wet weather – hence its magnificent rainforests!

Weather and cloud levels can change within a matter of minutes. This is why our weather checks are not made until 10 minutes before your departure time.

This price is only available for this combo and on direct bookings.

Both activities must be booked/completed within no more than 2 days

If either trip needs to be cancelled due to weather partial or full refund/s will be provided as follows.

  • If the Flying Fox: Heli Hike is fully *cancelled you will be refunded: $440
  • If the Cook River Trail Ride is cancelled you will be refunded: $89

*If the Heli Hike goes ahead but you spend less than one hour on the ice because of weather you will receive  $308  

Cancellation policy, if you decide to cancel, for a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours prior to your departure date

There are no individual passenger weight restrictions on all of our experiences that utilise helicopters. However,  if you are over 125kg/275lbs, please contact us so we can be sure to accommodate you.

For Horse trekking there is a weight limit of 110kg.

No. Please leave your drone behind. It is illegal to fly a drone in Fox Glacier as it is within a National Park.

If you fly a drone, it will be confiscated and you will be fined $5,000. For rules on flying drones in New Zealand, please reference www.airshare.co.nz.

We recommend you book in advance so you don’t miss out on these amazing experiences. 

We suggest booking for your first day in Fox Glacier, as our experiences are weather dependent. 

Please fill out our Enquiry Form (under Tour Details) and our customer service team will be in touch.

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you would like to cancel your booking kindly notify us at least 24 hours prior to the departure time of the trip and we will arrange for a full refund and no cancellation fee will be charged.100% of the cost of the trip will be charged if we are notified of a cancellation within 24 hours the departure of the trip.

In the event New Zealand goes into Alert Level 3 or 4, you will receive a 100% refund.

Please find more questions and answers on our FAQ Page.