Heli Quad Combo
The ultimate West Coast experience! Combine a day of adventure with a spectacular scenic flight over the glaciers and the exhilaration of quad biking through the rugged river beds and dense rainforest.
Join a Glacier Helicopters 30 minute scenic helicopter flight from Franz Josef township. View the spectacular glacial ice falls of not one but two breath-taking glaciers - the Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Land on one of the two neves (accumulation zones) to discover and experience up close the magic of where the snow accumulates to create these magnificent anomalies. This glacier landing offers the opportunity for superb photos, sensational views and life long memories.
Quad Bike Tour
Along with the scenic flight, the trip includes a fun and informative 2 hour quad bike experience with Across Country Quad Bike tours. Be prepared for an adventure as you head across stony braided riverbeds, see glacier fed rivers and listen to your guides tell you about local history. Drive through dense rainforest and soak up the atmosphere as you pass by ferns, mosses and mature podocarp trees in this lush watery world.
Ride out to 10,000 year old moraine left by ancient glacial pathways and enjoy enough space to roam. View snow-capped peaks and "Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere" otherwise known as the Franz Josef Glacier as it plunges from around 2500 metres into the green canopy of the forest a mere 230 metres above sea level.
Enjoy a cup of tea or chocolate and hear the old Maori legend of the glacier, its geology and tales of pioneers and adventures from times past. Take on the mud if you dare!
- 30 minute Twin Glacier scenic flight
- 2 hour Quad Bike Tour with approx. 1.5 hours on the bikes
- Franz Josef Glacier Helicopters Base
- 3 hours
- Quad Bike Driver (16+) $445
- Quad Bike Passenger (8+) $345
- Rates valid until 30 September 2017
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