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‘LifeProof’ your adventure in New Zealand’s South Island

Franz Josef Glacier Guides are very stoked to be partnered with LifeProof, to ensure our guides phones are fully protected while they put them through the elements.

by Emma Mulder

Enjoying pizza at a restaurant in Franz Josef, NZ

Franz Josef Glacier

Our top 7 things to do in Franz Josef - other than a glacier!

3 November 2016

Franz Josef Glacier is an incredible hub of exciting adventures and activities just waiting to be discovered.


New Zealand

2 Week New Zealand Itinerary

19 April 2016

So, you’ve booked your tickets, your bags are packed and you’re ready to begin your epic New Zealand adventure, but where do you start?

by Kate Baxter

Franz Josef Glacier Guides hiking tour

Glacier Heli Hike

Am I fit enough to hike Franz Josef Glacier?

9 September 2015

Here’s your easy step-by-step guide to choosing the best glacier hike for you.

by Tom at Franz Josef Glacier Guides

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Franz Josef Glacier

The local's pick: Where to eat and drink in Franz Josef Glacier

29 July 2015

As generous locals, we’re happy to share our expert, insider knowledge on where to eat, drink and revive yourself after a big day in the outdoors. 

by Tom at Franz Josef Glacier

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