Touching down on the blue-tinged ice of the Franz Josef Glacier is like landing on another planet, its jagged caves and crevasses hinting at the enormity of this ever-changing body of ice. Tumbling down from the mountains towards the Tasman Sea, the Franz Josef glacier is one of the fastest moving in the world, its shimmering ice a constant adventure for visitors and guides.
A heli-hike is without doubt the best way to experience Franz Josef. Soaring up and over allows you to truly appreciate the sheer size of the cascading ice, before getting up close as you scale the glacier. Top it all off with a dip in one of the hot springs to soak in the magnificence of this dazzling landscape.