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Franz Josef or Fox glacier heli-hike?

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Franz Josef or Fox glacier heli-hike?

We would like to do a heli-hike whilst on the west coast. I see it's possible to do this on either the Fox or Franz-Josef glacier. Does anyone know which is the best one? Thanks

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1. Re: Franz Josef or Fox glacier heli-hike?

I did a heli-hike on the Franz Joseph Glacier in January this year and it was absolutely amazing, probably my favourite NZ experience. We booked in advance with Franz Joseph Glacier Guides and they were really helpful, our guide on the glacier (Julia) was brilliant too.

The only thing I would recommend is to stay around the area for a day or two as the weather can sometimes prevent the helicopters from flying. We had low cloud when we arrived and were transferred to a later trek (or you can get your money back).

Have fun!

2. Re: Franz Josef or Fox glacier heli-hike?

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