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69 Waiho Flat Road, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7886 New Zealand
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Glacier Heli-Hike
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Glacier Heli-Hike

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The one-hour fixed-wing flight from Queenstown to Franz Josef or Tasman Glacier is certainly spectacular, but the highlight of this trip is the glacier Heli Hike. The experienced guides will take you into a deep part of the glacier via a scenic helicopter flight. The helicopter passes over the deep crevasses of the icefalls and waterfalls to land on the upper Franz Josef icefall or on the Tasman glacier itself. From there you’ll be fitted with crampons for the two hours on the ice, exploring caves and seeing the natural, ever-changing wonder of the glacier in the South Island of New Zealand.
US$979.14 per adult
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Pete wrote a review Feb 2021
Preston, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Awesome place, lovely people. Highly recommended. Guided through the whole process. Go and support local kiwi businesses 👍.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Bridget P wrote a review Jan 2021
Pahiatua, New Zealand120 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a hidden gem... yes that was a poor attempt at a pun. This is a home based studio just 6 ks south of the township. You are warmly welcomed by the family pets and made to feel part of the family from the moment you arrive. Jan is great at knowing when to step in and help and when to leave you to just give things a go. She is very supportive and encouraging. I have always wanted to learn how to do stone carving. Who knew I would enjoy it just so much!! I made a morepork or ruru for my mum. She loves it.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Chelsea C wrote a review Nov 2020
Levin, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
Awesome visit today. Made my own bracelet and really enjoyed the experience of picking your own stone then grinding it to shape. Thanks so much :)
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Date of experience: November 2020
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CMotelChristchurch wrote a review Oct 2020
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This wasn't on our radar when we arrived at Franz Josef. Our plan was to do the Helihike but due to weather it was cancel. And we are kind of glad it was cancelled or else we might not have come across Jan's studio! We had a wonderful experience craving our stones and Jan was very friendly and guided us with excellent instructions. Great for a rainy day activity at Franz Josef. And it was very decent priced. So go visit them and support local NZers!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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mchgtn wrote a review Feb 2020
39 contributions13 helpful votes
We had a great time carving our own pieces and would recommend this to anyone coming to Franz Josef. A good unique experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from JanneneJ, Owner at Te Koha Gallery
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thanks Guys. It was brilliant having you here. 😀
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