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The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand's West Coast Glaciers.

Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability. The ultimate New Zealand adventure tour.

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Which trip is for you…

Ice Explorer

A fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice.
A short heli hop from the township takes you into the remarkable Pinnacles area of the glacier, where your guide will navigate you through a maze of ice and explain the dramatic environmental changes over the last few years.

  • Tailored Pace
  • Adventure Walk
  • Small Groups
  • Heli Transfer
  • Hot Pools

Glacier Heli Hike

After an exciting scenic flight, you land high up on the glacier for a two hour guided hike amongst some of the most awe-inspiring glacier scenery, as you make your way through a wonderland of towering pinnacles and brilliantly blue ice.

  • Scenic Heli Flight
  • Relaxed Pace
  • Small Groups
  • Mountains to the Sea DVD
  • Glacier Goodie Bag
  • Hot Pools

Glacier Valley Walk

Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic! Your Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed following the glaciers path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier's history, see what is left behind by this majestic giant, and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere.

  • Spectacular Views
  • Small Groups
  • Interpretive Walk

Heli Ice Climb

A day packed with adventure. Provided with expert tuition and all technical equipment, this is a great way to introduce you to the exhilarating sport of ice-climbing, whilst still enjoying the dramatic scenery and awesome terrain of the Franz Josef Glacier. Your guide will tailor the day to challenge novices and experts alike. No experience necessary.

  • Heli Transfer
  • Expert Tuition
  • High-tech Equipment
  • Adrenaline Highs


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Tom, Kelvin And Craven Carve It Up On The Ice Explorer

Check out Tom, Kelvin and Craven’s blog about their recent Ice Explorer trip.  Sounds like the boys had a great trip and even got to carve a few steps into the ice themselves.

Check out their great photos and have a read of their blog here.



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Free hot pools entry

Our Glacier Trips now include free entry to the Glacier Hot Pools...
Nestled in lush rainforest, the Glacier Hot Pools is a haven of natural tranquillity and the perfect way for visitors to unwind and experience a blissful state of pure relaxation.

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