The Franz Josef Glacier is a temperate, maritime glacier on the western flank of the Southern Alps, New Zealand.

by Romina Waller

Golden Backpacks Winner 2017

Franz Josef Glacier

Fourth-time winners of the Golden Backpack Award

13 November 2017

Reaction to Franz Josef Glacier Guides was far from icy last night when it picked up the prestigious title of ‘Best Visitor Attraction – New Zealand’ for the fourth time...

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Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef's 4 Best Secret Spots Revealed

27 September 2017

Here's 4 of the best secret spots in and around Franz Josef Glacier to satisfy the explorer within.

Enjoying pizza at a restaurant in Franz Josef, NZ

Franz Josef Glacier

Our top 5 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.


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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