Heli Hike Fox Glacier

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: New Zealand, West Coast, Fox Glacier

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  • 4 hours
  • Fox Glacier
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


The fly-in, fly-out helihike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. 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. 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.


Spend up to 3 hours hiking on the Fox Glacier, The fly-in, fly-out heli hike combines the excitement of walking on the Te Moeka o Tuawe/Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. By flying in you can access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches. You will be outfitted with boots and crampons specially designed for these ice conditions. You follow the ice steps cut by your guide as you explore the amazing formations.
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. This is a weather dependent trip.

Stop At:

• Fox Glacier Guiding, State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7951 New Zealand

  • Two helicopter transfers
  • Professional Guide
  • Leather boots and socks
  • Crampons and walking poles
  • Wet Weather Jacket and Over trousers (if required)

  • Bring 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
  • Sunglasses and sun protection
  • Jeans are not recommended - Cotton pants or trackpants are more suitable
  • A day pack is useful and a drink and snacks are a good idea
  • For winter trips bring a warm hat and gloves
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum Age is 9 years
  • Child Age is 9-16 years inclusive
  • Minimum numbers apply
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions, a weather call is made 10 minutes prior to check in so flexibility in your itinerary is desirable
  • Individual passenger weight limit is 116 kg or less due to weight and balance calculations of the aircraft
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Departure Point

44 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Sanne R

25 Jan, 2023

The Fox Extreme was an amazing, complete experience! It’s really diverse: spending a lot of time on the ice, kind guide (Sherpa), learning new skills, hiking and enjoying this beautiful piece of nature!


24 Jan, 2023

This was a highlight of our New Zealand trip! We were really umming and aaahing about the cost of it, but so glad we did it! It was absolutely incredible being up on the glacier and exploring it - was like being on another world. Our guide - stretch - was AWESOME and took us to exploring around to random spots on the glacier. He got us some amazing views and we went into a little ice cave!! He was really cool and took us to some parts of the glacier away from the other tours so it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The time went so quickly for 3 hours and before we knew it our helicopter was coming back to collect us. I really enjoyed the tour and had a huge grin on my face the whole time.


22 Jan, 2023

What a fantastic experience! Our original booking was cancelled partway through the safety briefing due to low cloud but we managed to get on a trip the next day. The chopper ride was short but exhilarating and landing on the ice was exciting. Our guide, Baxter, was great - passionate about glaciers and serious about safety. Highly recommend!


20 Jan, 2023

Heli ride provides a great intro to the glacier hike. Walking on the ice fun and gives an appreciation for how big it is. Friendly guides, excellent equipment provided. A1.


19 Jan, 2023

It was an incredible experience and very unique. Definitely recommend. I felt very safe the entire time.

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