The Heli-Hike:
A first-hand exploration of a glacier by chopper and foot is an experience you will never forget. From the Helicopter Line Base, you’ll fly up to the Franz Josef Glacier in the Westland National Park. You’ll land on a section of this 12km long glacier where the guides have made a daily safety assessment of the conditions on this fast-moving ice flow. Equipped with glacier boots and crampons you’ll walk for two hours amongst the ice formations, pinnacles and seracs and see first-hand the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow. Touch the ice, breathe in the fresh air.

Children must be 8 years or older for the Heli-hike.

The Kayak Classic Tour:
Experience the snow fields and glaciers from a distance. Glide effortlessly across the water taking in the panoramic views of the Southern Alps, glaciers, and untouched Jurassic rain- forest reflected on the glassy waters of Lake Mapourika. Paddle into the heart of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, exploring the protected area with your knowledgeable guide.

Entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included with this package if you book with us! Enjoy a nice relaxing soak after you’ve completed your combo.


  • Warm upper-body clothing (preferably 3-4 layers).
  • Leggings or light trousers, although shorts are acceptable. Please No Jeans.
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Waterproof jacket (provided if you don’t have one).


  • A Water- Bottle
  • A Camera (If You Want Your Own Photos As Well As Our Free Photos).
  • A Small Snack
  • Sunglasses

Glacier Hot Pools

  • Swimwear (Also available for hire at an additional cost)
  • Towel (Also available for hire at an additional cost)
  • Bottle of Water



  • Quality Kayaking Gear
  • Free Photos
  • Courtesy Transport
  • Knowledgeable Friendly Guides

Heli -Hike

  • Quality Boots and Crampons
  • Bum-Bag
  • Knowledgeable Friendly Guides

Glacier Hot Pools

  • Single Entry Pass per person to the Glacier Hot Pools