Franz Josef Town

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 73 reviews

My family (wife and two boys, ages 9 and 12) was in New Zealand for two weeks, and this was the highlight of our trip! The helicopter ride was beautiful (wish it was longer!) and the time on the glacier was stunning. Definitely a slower paced glacier hike, but that was fine - gives you more time to take in the beauty around you. And our guide, Angus, was tremendous. He took extra special care of our boys, in particular our 9 year-old who was at the front of the line right behind Angus. Would definitely recommend this! Just beware that it's highly weather dependent - due to clouds and rain, they hadn't been able to fly for the entire week prior to our helihike.

The cruise was nice and perfectly relaxing. Looking back the alpine background as you paddle towards the peninsula gives a unique tranquility base. The guide is very knowlegeable about the wildlife and the environment. I would not have appreciated a lot of local knowledge and fieldcraft survival if she did not show us. The guide looked after not only our comfort and safety but also in making sure the whole trip was recorded in digital photo without a charge. It very unique experience worth the time and the price.

Amazing trip, definitely worth the money. The glacier is very unique and the setting is special to say the least. The guides are very well trained and will make your trip even better - the Heli rise is an experience itself!

We all had a great experience, the weather held for us, the helicopter ride was very cool, glacier time was more than great, and the guide was excellent !!! Also, great staff at front desk, ground, and at glacier.

Be prepared to reschedule as the weather dictates not the company, but after 3 reschedules we had an absolutely awesome flight