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

by Romina Waller

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Franz Josef Glacier West Coast Wildlife

Wildlife of the West Coast; native and introduced

22 February 2019

Whilst Westland Tai Poutini National Park is abundant with plant life, the same can't be said for the animal population. But if you're willing to look a little harder, you may spot some unique creatures in the landscape.

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The story of Kā Roimata ō Hine Hukatere

18 January 2019

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

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What To Pack For Winter In New Zealand

29 May 2018

Product expert Daan Dijkstra knows his gear. With more than 20 years in the outdoor industry, he’s the Kathmandu guru for what to pack for every weather condition and activity.

Golden Backpacks Winner 2017

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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'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.

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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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