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.VIEW TRIPS
A fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice. A short heli hop from the township takes you into 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.
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.
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.
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.
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After an exciting scenic flight, you land high up on the glacier and undertake a two hour guided hike amongst some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery available.