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Starting From AU$454.79
Starting From AU$454.79

Half Day Flying Fox Helihike

The fly-in,fly-out HeliHike combines the excitement of walking on FoxGlacier with the thrill of heli flight.Taking in views of this breathtaking environment you land in a remote & exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier where its forces work hardest & often ...

FLYING FOX - HELIHIKE

Duration:  4 Hours

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.

Equipped with sturdy leather boots and other equipment, you board the helicopter for your first flight over the pinnacles of the lower icefall. Here, the ice is in constant motion. Take in views of the dramatic upper icefall and Victoria Falls, which is the melt river from the hidden Victoria glacier, before landing.

Your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier. At this stage, your guide outfits you with crampons, specially designed for these ice conditions and you follow the ice steps cut by your guide as you explore the amazing formations and ice caves which are only seen here.

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.

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.

Fitness Level: Some fitness and agility is required.

Whats Included:

  • Two helicopter flights
  • Guide
  • Ground transport
  • Leather boots and socks
  • Crampons
  • Walking poles
  • Wet Weather Jacket and Overtrousers

What to 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
  • Your own boots and raincoats may be suitable
  • For winter trips bring a warm hat and gloves

Day 1 : Flying Fox: Helihike
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. 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.
Meals :None

 

Departs:

  • 8.50 am/ 11.50 am (all year)
  • 2:50 pm (on demand in summer season)
  • Closed Christmas Day

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