You’ll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over towering ice formations before a soft landing in a snowfield. The Glacier was in a state of advance until 2008 when it started retreating. Franz Josef Glacier. A scenic helicopter ride above Franz Josef glacier will have your jaw dropping as you take in the natural beauty of this stunning location. 09/02/19. From Helicopter Line - Tasman Glacier HELI HIKE (Ex Franz Josef) Hi Ting, Thank you for your review. Open from 8am in winter. This 20-minute scenic helicopter flight takes you soaring above Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier with a snow landing at the top — the perfect opportunity to get up close to a glacier in the South Island. The Helicopter Line is New Zealand's leading helicopter company. Following a spectacular collapse of the terminal face in 2012, it is now only accessible by helicopter. 12K likes. Its Maori name is Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere (‘The tears of Hine Hukatere’), and is named for the legend in which Wawe, the inexperienced climber and lover of Hukatere, was swept to his death by an avalanche in the mountains. Board a helicopter for the flight over Franz Josef Glacier, a massive 7.5-mile (12 kilometer) glacier. The Helicopter Line can offer you spectacular close-up views on a scenic flight to explore and discover the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields. Franz Josef flight office: +64 (0)3 752 0792 Summer (November-March) 7.00AM to 9.00PM Winter (April-October) 8.00AM to 6.00PM. Seeing both glaciers on a single helicopter flight offers incredible perspective and understanding of New Zealand’s massive ice sheets, and you touch down on one of the glaciers to snap up-close photographs of the frozen terrain. Soar over towering peaks, deep crevasses, and winding streams of glacial melt. The village is situated at the foot of the respective glacier. Experienced helicopter pilots share their knowledge whilst overflying the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields, exposing extraordinary colours of ice flow, ice caves and pinnacles in this largely inaccessible alpine region. Bookme offers the best deals & discounts on major activities, attractions, tours & things to do in NZ Fly from Haast, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Today! Franz Josef Glacier provides some of the most stunning ‘ice architecture’ of any Glacier in the world. The Helicopter Line has been offering scenic helicopter flights from Fox Glacier village for over 30 years. Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike. Heli Hike Franz Josef. About . Oakmead1. Take to the skies from Franz Josef village and cross the divide over to Mount Cook taking in spectacular views of the southern alps before experinecing a heli-hike on the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier. Franz Josef Glacier, The Helicopter Line West Coast, and 2 more; Duration: 20m; Mobile Ticket Accepted ; Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance; Languages Offered: English; Why Book on Tripadvisor? Contact +64 3 752 0767.

Flights from $99. Franz Josef glacier is 12km long and descends from the Southern Alps down to almost sea level, through rain forest landscapes and mountains. Great and friendly experience! Enquire Now! HeliServices provides Scenic Helicopter Tours and Hunting and Fishing Trips throughout the South Island.