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5 Reasons Why You Want To Explore The Franz Josef Glacier From The Valley Floor

Exploring Franz Josef Glacier on a guided Glacier Valley Walk ticks all your sightseeing boxes and it's all here for you in this three-hour adventure hike!

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Glacier Photos: 8 Tips for Best Results

Hiking on a glacier through spectacular scenery is undoubtedly an experience of a life time, and most likely a one-off for the majority of our visitors, so capturing the experience...

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Fourth-time winners of the Golden Backpack Award

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Franz Josef's 4 Best Secret Spots Revealed

The township of Franz Josef is famous for its glacier activities and rightly so. Franz Josef glacier is one of the most unique in the world thanks to its location,...

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Glacier Myths Busted

Have you ever heard something about a glacier and just weren’t sure if it was fact or fiction? Well rest assured, we’re here to set the record straight; this month’s...

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What to Pack for Winter in New Zealand

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.

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Exploring Franz Josef and Saving Money with GO Rentals

This month’s blog has been written by our friends at GO Rentals. Check out the great deals you can get through them when you visit Franz, and see what some...

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Franz Josef Glacier, our resident 'Rock Star'

An article published in Stuff earlier this month identified Franz Josef and Fox glaciers as ‘Rock Stars among glaciologists’.

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Four Seasons in One Day

Heavy fog blanketed parts of Aotearoa earlier this week, wreaking havoc on flight plans for many travellers.

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Climbing Franz Josef Glacier 90 years ago - never before seen photos

We love seeing photos of you on the Franz Josef Glacier! Especially when they go back as far as 1927…

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