Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Heli Hiking Franz Josef. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I would recommend this trip to anybody as it was one of the most amazing experiences I have had. The helicopter ride was enough of a thrill in itself, but the hike too was just a fantastic experience. Our guides, San and Lauren, were knowledgeable, professional and sympathetic to the needs of our group which had varying degrees of ability. I was given all the equipment I needed before I left and felt warm and comfortable the whole time. The only regret I had was having to come back down!
Heli Hike was fantastic throughout. The guide was brilliant explaining how glacier was formed. I couldn't ask for more.
We missed out on doing this trip four years ago becouse the weather beat us but it was worth the wait. We had a brilliant guide (Cliff) who knew his stuff and encouraged us throughout to make the best of our time on the glacier. One of the best bits was the flight up as we went up over the glacier and then went into a sharp decent to where we were dropped off.
We had a really good time and our guide was excellent. the weather was perfect too although that cant be atributed to Viator!
Excellent guide with great sense of humour made it especially enjoyable trip.
He encouraged and helped the more cautious members of the party and led us to some beautiful areas of blue ice.
The helicopter flight to and from the glacier was spectacular
It was brilliant. Highly recommend it. A highlight of our holiday on the South Island
Really enjoyed the helicopter ride over the glacier. The walk on the glacier was exciting and amazing. The glacier guide was very capable but also very friendly. A great experience!
Cliff was a fantastic guide, made the experience safe, fun and knowledge filled. Helicopter views spectacular will recommend this trip to friends and colleagues
Wendy from Lockyer Valley, Qld.
Incredible opportunity. Awesome views from both the helicopter and the glacier. Great guides who made it feel very exciting yet safe and gave a wealth if information about the glacier, how it formed, changes etc.
This was the highlight of my trip to New Zealand, i would highly recommend it to others. It was definitely worth the price and my boyfriend and I really enjoyed it. Our guide was excellent on the day.
Loved walking on the glacier . Guides were great . Trip not to be missed esp if the weather was as good as we got.
The highlight of our trip to Oz and NZ!
The views were just amazing - both on the outward helicopter trip and on the glacier. We even had minor rock and ice falls + the accompanying noises!
Our two guides (Ton and a young Czech trainee) were excellent - very knowledgeable, courteous and patient.