For guests with an adventurous spirit, a glacier walk offers an empowering alpine experience of towering mountains, alpine ridges and ice fields.

Predominantly booked as a full day tour and accessed from Queenstown or Wanaka in New Zealands South Island, guests will be helicoptered to the glacier of their choosing – Mt Tutoko, Mt Aspiring National Park Franz Josef or Mt Cook for a day of exploration, exhilaration and beauty at its purest.

First, lifting by helicopter, guests fly over stunning alpine landscapes, to the wild mountainous wonderlands of their choosing. Equipped with an ice axe, crampons and attached to a qualified mountain guide, guests explore an icy wilderness environment usually the realm of professional mountaineers. During the exploration guests can expect a truly empowering experience as they steadily explore dramatic crevasses amongst a breath-taking glacial mountains environment. Departure is recommended as first light but can be arranged to suit later if need be – however not all glaciers may be accessed for a shorter time period. For a truly memorable and luxurious alpine experience glacier walks can include champagne and gourmet brunch.

On completion of the walk, a helicopter will collect and whisk guests back down to a waiting 4WD and transfers back to your accommodation. Unless guests are after a fully immersive overnight option where they can stay overnight in an old and comfortable mountaineers hut, where they can watch the sun sink into the Tasman sea. Catering and luxurious amenities can be organised for guests on request.

 

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