Glacier Valley Walk

Experience the Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic, with New Zealand’s best hiking guides.

The Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed, following the glacier's path as it winds its way through this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier's history, see what this majestic giant leaves behind, and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere. Near the terminal face, after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the glacier’s rapidly changing terminal face.

This leisurely and informative journey can be tailored to suit groups of most abilities and interests, so no trip is ever the same. Accessing some exclusive trails and including great storytelling from your experienced and well-trained guide, there has never been a more extraordinary time to visit the Franz Josef Glacier.

If that’s not enough to convince you, check out some of the other great reasons to explore Franz Josef Glacier here.

Get closer to the Ice
Please note, this trip does not take you onto the ice, but Franz Josef Glacier Guides do offer plenty of options that do. From Heli Hikes, that deliver you to the top of the Glacier by Helicopter, to the Heli Ice Climb, an exhilarating introduction to the sport of Ice Climbing.

See what other glacier exploring options we have to offer here.

Visit our FAQ's page for more information.

Our Glacier Valley Walk Includes FREE ENTRY into the Main Pools at the fabulous Glacier Hot Pools! OR upgrade on checkout to a Private Pool for just $41 (for 2 people)

 

 

  • Spectacular Views
  • Small Groups
  • Interpretive Walk
  • Hot Pools
Duration:
up to 3hrs

Ice Time:
Nil

Minimum Age:
6 yrs

Difficulty:
easy

Trip Times: 10.15am, 2.15pm
Adult: $75* *
Child (6-16): $65* *
*Prices subject to change
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PREPARING FOR YOUR TOUR

We have the best quality equipment


All our visitors and guides are equipped with the best in quality equipment:

  • Breathable Rain Jacket
  • Waterproof over-trousers (if required)
  • Socks and sturdy boots (or you have the option to wear your own hiking boots) - Crampons (with small waist bag) for superior glacier grip
  • Woollen hats and gloves (if required)

Simply making sure our clients are as warm and comfortable as possible.

What to bring

  • 2-4 warm upper body layers ideally woollen or polypro (not cotton) - Quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans)
  • Food and drink for the day
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera
  • Backpack

What not to bring

  • iPods / MP3 players
  • Mobile Phones
  • Passports
  • Wallets
  • Car / Room Keys

 

THEY SAID WHAT??

Glacier hot pools

After a day on the ice, there's no better way to relax and rejuvenate...
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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