New Zealand has many glaciers, the most well known of which are the beautiful Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. These stunning natural glaciers are world-renowned attraction and provide a range of activities. You can take guided walks to the ice, and for those more adventurous - on the ice. Flights over the ice afford incredible views.
Mount Cook Glacier Heli-hiking trips are professionally guided by the team at Alpine Guides. Explore the 'white ice' on the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier at Aoraki Mount Cook. This trip includes two scenic helicopter flights and glacier equipment. Heli-hiking offers easy access to the realm of the mountaineer with flights every fine day from October to April.
Air Milford proudly operates the only Cessna Caravan aircraft based in Queenstown. This aircraft offers leather seating, quiet air conditioned comfort and great viewing for all passengers. It is one of the safest aircraft flying today. Eco-tours, aircraft charters, fishing, hunting and personalised tours. Flights to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Southern Alps and Glaciers.
Scenic flights over the South Island’s spectacular Southern Alps. Our high wing Cessna seats five and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy unimpeded views as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Scenic routes include Mt Cook & West Coast Glaciers and the Rangitata Headwaters. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between.
Make your New Zealand Glacier Country experience complete and see how the power of the colliding Pacific and Australian continental plates have created the awesome Alps of Westland. Learn what is under us influences the Alpine features. Note: As ticket numbers per tour are limited, to ensure your place please make a booking.
Unforgettable personalised flights exploring the Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks with birds eye views possible only by helicopter. Take in the grandeur en route to a Milford Sound or Mount Cook experience, or enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Wanaka and its surrounds. Alpine landings included. Available also for airport transfers, filming, fishing etc.
Distinction Hotel Fox Glacier offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps of New Zealand. Featuring spacious bedrooms with super king beds and en suite bathrooms including separate shower and bath. After a day of adventure relax by the fireplace in the guest lounge or in your room offering magnificent views from your private balcony.
Guided walks in Mt Aspiring National Park and the Lake Wanaka region. Walks for all levels of fitness from an hour to half-day to whole-day. Take our famous half-day Lake Cruise and Island Nature Walk or the full-day Rob Roy Glacier Walk. Or try our spectacular Heli-Hikes: the "Misty Mountains" or Alpine Lakes. Queenstown departures available on full day tours.
Take the time to enjoy the Fiordland experience from above. See what is behind the mountain ranges that you see from the road. Be informed with commentary about the history and geology of Fiordland National Park. We focus on providing for the free independent traveller that prefers the service that comes from an owner operator.
Take a breathtaking guided trip on the West Coast's longest glacier amidst fascinating ice formations with New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company. To ensure your safety, our guides are trained through the internationally recognized New Zealand Mountain Guides Association. We offer a full range of trips to suit all fitness levels.
An internationally unique guiding operation, Franz Josef Glacier Guides prides itself on providing the most incredible glacier experience. The skill and experience of their guides, combined with crampons, allow you to travel comfortably through some of the most spectacular and challenging terrain imaginable.
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd are a local family-owned and operated helicopter company based in Franz Josef Glacier on the West Coast of the South Island. Our scenic flights depart on demand, taking our guests into the stunning wilderness of rain forest, glaciers and mountains we’ve grown up to love over the past years, a real journey of discovery and adventure.
Active adventure, relaxation or family fun all against the backdrop of spectacular scenery, Glacier Country offers something for everyone. From the mountains to the sea, you won't want to miss any of it. Create your own unforgettable Glacier Country experience from the wealth of things to do in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surrounding area.
We specialise in top-quality, personal tours to the breathtaking glaciers of Franz Josef and Fox, world-famous Lake Matheson, and the historic settlement of Okarito. Our tours are specially designed for clients who want to learn about the wonders of this incredible natural environment. Safe and interesting experiences in this temperate rainforest region for all. Franz Josef walking track shuttle service.
High Peaks offers comfortable, relaxed, hotel style accommodation in Fox Glacier. Set in a quiet, rural location, High Peaks provides you an ideal setting to enjoy some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery. Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson 'top of the list' places to visit are only a hop skip and jump away.
Spacious warm modern motel units. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. Our units are all self-contained and are located in a quiet rural setting. Closest motel to world famous Lake Matheson and only 10 minutes drive to the incredible Fox Glacier. Satellite TV and spa baths units available.
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