Our tours

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Franz Josef Glacier (Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere) is widely regarded as one of the most unique glaciers in the world. This is because of its location in a temperate rainforest and the fact that it's one of the fastest-moving glaciers around.

We've created a range of tours that explore these unique features up close, providing a spectacular glacier experience whatever your ability or budget. 

Walk the path of the glacier's history along the Waiho riverbed and discover all it has left behind. Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight, landing high up on the ice to explore the glacier, or challenge yourself with an adrenaline-packed ice climb.

After a day exploring the glacier with us, we invite you to relax and reflect on your adventure with complimentary access to the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools. The perfect end to an unforgettable day.

A guide with two guests on a glacier heli hike at Franz Josef Glacier NZ

Glacier Heli Hike

Glacier Valley Walk

Adult From$79

Child From$65

Tour duration

Up to 3 hours

Tour times

10.15am, 2.15pm

Ice time

None

Guide to guest ratio

1 to 26

Difficulty

Easy

Minimum age

6

Interpretive Walk

Photo Opportunities

Rainforest valley views

Glacier Heli Hike

Adult From$459

Child From$459

Tour duration

Up to 4.5 hours

Tour times

Call for tour times

Ice time

Up to 3 hours

Guide to guest ratio

1 to 11

Difficulty

Moderate

Minimum age

8

Moderate Hike

Heli Transfer

Up to 3 hours ice time

Glacier Heli Ice Climb

Adult From$575

Child From$575

Tour duration

Up to 5 hours

Tour times

Call for tour times

Ice time

Up to 4 hours

Guide to guest ratio

1 to 4

Difficulty

Hard

Minimum age

16

Challenging Climb

Heli Transfer

Up to 4 hours ice time

Two people enjoying the main pool at Glacier Hot Pools, Franz Josef NZ

Main Pools

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER HOT POOLS

What better way to relax after a day in the valley than in the rejuvenating warmth of our hot pools?

Your experience with us would not be complete without spending some time reflecting on your adventure in the relaxing surroundings of the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools. Entry to the main pools is complimentary with your Franz Josef Glacier Guides experience, and access to the pools is through the same reception area that you check in for your Glacier Guides experience. 

The hot pools are intimately nestled in the lush surrounds of native rainforest and offer three main pools of varying temperatures in which to unwind. As well the three main pools, our facility also offers three private pools available to Franz Josef Glacier Guides' guests for the exclusive upgrade rate of $41.

Our spa and massage facilities are just the thing for aching muscles; treat yourself to a relaxing massage from one of our therapists or an uplifting facial treatment. The perfect end to an unforgettable day.

 

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