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Franz Josef Glacier Guides Valley Walk - 3 Hours

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Embark on a guided journey through the iconic Franz Josef Glacier Valley to discover its remarkable landscape and fascinating history - a NZ must do!


Highlights

  • Hike the ancient path through Franz Josef Glacier Valley with an experienced guide
  • Discover pristine waterfalls, a temperate rain forest and stunning landscapes
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the area and the legend of Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere
  • Enjoy fantastic photo opportunities along the way
  • A great idea for those who want to discover this amazing location off the ice

Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime as you embark on a journey along an ancient path of where the glacier once stood in Franz Josef Glacier Valley.

Your experienced guide will lead the way, as you begin the hike adjacent to the Waiho Riverbed and climb toward the mighty Franz Josef Glacier itself.

You'll encounter breath-taking scenery illustrating the path of retreat the Glacier has taken over time, including waterfalls and ancient temperate rainforests plus there's plenty of unique flora and fauna to discover along the way.

The glacier's history is absolutely intriguing as is the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere of which your experienced guide will enlighten you on.

Near the end of the walk after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing terminal face of the glacier, which offer stunning photographic opportunities.

There has never been a more extraordinary time to visit Franz Josef Glacier, one of New Zealand's "must see" natural sights.

Location: 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Village

Adult $79.00
Child $65.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours duration for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • The minimum age requirement for this activity is 5 years.

Notes

  • Child price applies to ages 6 - 16 years.

    Minimum numbers can be required. The operator will make all and every reasonable endeavour to operate the trip however on very rare occasions trips may be cancelled.

    Booking cancellation within 24 hours of the trip will not receive a refund.

Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

10:15 a.m.
2:15 p.m.
Mon 10 Dec
Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$59.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$47.40
  • Child$47.40

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$59.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$65.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.5

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Yoke chin from Malaysia wrote on 15 December 2016

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Glacier walk

Nick was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Lots of information was shared with us. It was an enjoyable and informative trip. I Would certainly recommend the guided walk.

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Andy Naylor from United Kingdom wrote on 08 April 2018

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Excellent tour

We had both the pleasure and expertise of Nicole as our guide for the tour, we benefited from better weather as opposed to what the forecast gave and the tour exceeded our expectations which without doubt was made more efficient and beneficial by having Nicole as our guide. Our host who we were staying with told us we did not need to go on an advertised tour as anybody could access the glacier, however.... in my opinion it was the local knowledge, areas that public could not access and how near we got to the glacier that made the walk an excellent experience, thank you.

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From Franz Josef Glacier Guides Valley Walk - 3 Hours

Kia ora Andy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we appreciate your comments. It is always great to receive feedback of this nature, sounds like you had an amazing time out in the Valley. We will make sure to pass on the amazing feedback to Nicole. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit the stunning West Coast. Ngā mihi, Georgia

Lee Hopkins from United States wrote on 11 April 2018

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Great outing. Very knowledgeable guide

Would highly recommend this hike to anyone.

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From Franz Josef Glacier Guides Valley Walk - 3 Hours

Kia ora Lee, Thank you for taking the time to place your review,we appreciate your feedback. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere. Ngā mihi, nui mō tēnei rā Georgia

Melissa Devane from United States wrote on 16 October 2015

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Good time but not worth the money

The glacier walk is cool but I don't feel like the guided tour added much value as opposed to driving to the car park and just waking by yourself. The website promises extra trail access, which was really just a rainforest walk and then you join the public trail. But you get a free beanie...

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Loren from United States wrote on 24 March 2018

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Loved it!!

We had the most amazing experience! Our tour guide Jara was amazing; he was very knowledgeable about trees (challenging us to quiz him on any kind we saw!) and rocks (explained all about the formations and even pointed out where fault lines were). He was very into guiding us, which in turn, made us very into the tour! Such a positive experience and hope to return one day and do the heli-hike they run, too! Loved that we got to borrow all of the gear. Must do! Thank you, Jara + Team!!

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From Franz Josef Glacier Guides Valley Walk - 3 Hours

Kia ora Loren, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we appreciate your comments. It is always great to receive feedback of this nature, sounds like you had an amazing time out in the Valley with Jara. We will make sure to pass on the positive feedback to Jara and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back, safe travels for now. Ngā mihi, nui mō tēnei rā Georgia

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