Franz Josef Glacier Guides Secondary Low Res 5368

Wildlife of the West Coast; native and introduced

Heading to Franz Josef Glacier and hoping to see glaciers, lush rainforest and wild coastlines? You won't be disappointed. Glacier Country is loaded with an amazing array of unique landscapes.

by Emma Mulder

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Glacier Heli Hike

4 reasons Franz Josef Glacier is even better in winter

25 June 2015

Unlike many glacier parks in the Northern Hemisphere, Franz Josef Glacier stays open for business throughout winter.

by Tom at Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

Watch 2 years of glacier retreat in 15 seconds

12 May 2015

A time-lapse video released by the Franz Josef team shows astounding changes that have occurred to Franz Josef Glacier over the last two years. 

by Tom at Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Franz Josef Glacier Guides tour

Glacier Heli Hike Glacier Valley Walk

How do I choose the best Franz Josef Glacier hike?

2 October 2014

Let us give you the run down on each of our trips so you can choose which hike is best for you.

by Tom at Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Franz Josef Glacier Guides heli hike tour

Glacier Heli Hike

What to wear glacier hiking... and a few things not to wear

24 September 2014

Here’s the run down on what we provide for hiking Franz Josef Glacier

by Tom at Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Backpacker on a Franz Josef Glacier Guides tour

Glacier Heli Hike

Travelling to Franz Josef on a backpacker budget? Here's why a glacier heli hike is well worth the money.

20 August 2014

That backpacker budget has to stretch a long way when you’re trying to experience the best things to do in New Zealand.

by Tom at Franz Josef Glacier Guides