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Fox Glacier Helihike

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Duration: 4 hours (approx)
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Enjoy this unique tour of the Fox Glacier, one of the wonders of nature that is bound to take your breath away. Soar above sheets of pure snow before landing on a remote part of the glacier. Marvel at the natural phenomenon of the spectacular ice caves formed by the force of the glacier. Explore the ice caves on foot and celebrate the majesty of nature. Take some wonderful photographs to remind you of your memorable visit to Fox Glacier.

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Unfortuately for us the weather turned bad the day we were there and we were unable to fly. The guides at the centre were great and kept us well informed. If you can, allow...

Mr Matthew Koenig United Kingdom
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The tour starts from Alpine Guides Base, Main Street (Highway - 6), Fox Glacier Village. Proceed for the tour accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

• Board the helicopter for your flight over the awe-inspiring pillars of the lower icefall.

• Circle the marvellous upper icefall and the Victoria Falls before landing. The remote landing site on the ice is an exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier.

• Wear the instep crampons and sturdy leather boots, specially designed by Alpine Guides for these ice conditions and follow the ice steps cut by the guides as you explore the beautiful formations and ice caves.

After exploring the caves, fly back to the Alpine Guides Base where this tour concludes.

Please note
This half day helihike will take place in the rain. Only in extreme weather conditions will departures be cancelled.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

  • Socks
  • Leather boots
  • Instep crampons
  • English-speaking guide
  • Ground transportation
  • Two helicopter flights
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
4 hours (approx)
Start time
0850h (8:50 am) or 1150h (11:50 am)
Meeting point
Hotel pick-up is not included. The tour departs from Alpine Guides Base, Main Street (Highway - 6), Fox Glacier Village. You can take Intercity Coachlines or Atomic Shuttles from all main cities to reach this place
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
Tour concludes at the Alpine Guides Base
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Some fitness and agility is required for this hiking tour.
Dos & Don'ts
Carry 3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing, sunglasses, sun protection,d ay pack with drink and light snack. For winter trips, a warm hat and gloves are recommended.

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We will never charge you any administrative fees for cancellations. For most tours and activities, there is no penalty for bookings cancelled a week in advance.

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