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The story of Kā Roimata ō Hine Hukatere

The Māori name for Franz Josef Glacier is Kā Roimata ō Hine Hukatere (The tears of Hine Hukatere).

by Emma Mulder

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