Heading to New Zealand without a plan? Not sure what you want to do or where to go? Perhaps you’re the kind of traveller who prefers to ‘take things as they come’? Maybe, you’re just not that keen on commitment.
Then, New Zealand is the place for you.
Whether you’re footloose and fancy-free or a commitment-phobe, you’ll love New Zealand’s network of i-Site information centres.
Found in every tourist town around New Zealand, i-Site is the country’s official network of information centres. It’s where you go for up-to-date information and bookings on activities, accommodation and transport.
Our good friend Google gives us the ability to book, research, and review activities and accommodation from the other end of an iPhone or the other side of the globe. But sometimes, there’s no substitute for talking to a local. I-Site centre staff are local experts who will happily give you the run down on everything you should (and shouldn’t) do while you’re visiting an area.
You’ll find the i-Site staff are passionate about local experiences. They know the best things to do, best places to stay, and easiest ways to get around. And if you’re travelling around Franz Josef Glacier, you’ll appreciate some helpful local advice. The wild West Coast weather can play havoc with plans for glacier hiking or walking local trails, so it’s best to talk to someone who understands the local weather before you set off.
There are 80 i-Site visitor centres throughout New Zealand. Staff answer around 7.5 million visitor enquiries each year. So, they know their stuff. Each store has to meet standards for staff training, professionalism and information technology. If you’re looking for an information centre, it’s best to look for the i-Site.
Even if you don’t want to make a booking, head into the local i-Site when you arrive in a new town for a browse. There are wall-to-wall brochures to choose from and they will always have a local map to give you (very handy).
And of course, if you do want to make a booking, they can get you sorted there and then.
The local Franz Josef Glacier i-Site is a great place to get inspired about everything on offer in Glacier Country. Now in brand new premises at Glacier Base, Franz Josef Glacier i-Site is in the thick of the action. Glacier Base is the home to Franz Josef Glacier i-Site, Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Glacier Hot Pools, Department of Conservation (DOC) office and the Glacier Base Café. It’s your one-stop shop for information and adventure.
Take a walk through Glacier Base and it’s hard not to get inspired about Glacier Country.
About Franz Josef Glacier i-Site Centre
Franz Josef Glacier i-Site has recently moved from the DOC Visitor Centre on Main Road to the Glacier Base building. Located at the northern end of Cron Street, Glacier Base is the one-stop shop for adventure and information in Franz Josef Glacier. Visit Glacier Base for Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Glacier Hot Pools, Department of Conservation (DOC) office, Glacier Base Café and of course, the brand new Franz Josef Glacier i-Site centre.
Franz Josef Glacier i-Site is the information hub for everything you need to know about activities, accommodation and transport around the local area and around the country.