Experience the Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic, with New Zealand’s best hiking guides with a Glacier Heli Hike! The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand's West Coast Glaciers, and one of the most impressive sights to be found anywhere in the world. The Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed. From the moment you step on board the chopper, your experience and highly trained pilot will whisk you away, up and over the jaw-dropping landscape. After a thrilling flight, high above the rugged terrain, you will land on the glacier, ready to undertake a three hour guided glacier hike. Your friendly guide will lead you through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world. Your guide will choose your route carefully as you go and, with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, you'll soon be making your way through an extraordinary land of towering peaks and glistening blue ice. You'll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, and with plenty of photo opportunities, and the chance to learn more about this magnificent glacier, this will almost certainly be your most memorable New Zealand experience and one you will remember forever. All visitors and guides are equipped with the best in quality equipment. Breathable Rain Jacket Waterproof over-trousers (if required) Socks and sturdy boots (or you have the option to wear your own hiking boots) Crampons (with small waist bag) for superior glacier grip Woollen hats and gloves (if required) Included with this voucher is entry to the Glacier Main Hot Pools. The three Main Pools weave their way through the rainforest and offer a superb place to relax and rejuvenate amongst nature after your guided Heli-Hike.