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Franz Josef Glacier Guides Valley Walk - 3 Hours

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 $82.00
Child $67.00

What's included

  • Guided small group walk
  • Knowledgable guide
  • Hot Pools Entry

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • The minimum age requirement for this activity is 6 years.

Notes

  • *** PLEASE NOTE*** Bookme tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.

    Due to health and safety reasons we are unable to guide pregnant women on the hike.

  • 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 October 23 to October 29

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 23 Oct
Thu 24 Oct
Fri 25 Oct
Sat 26 Oct
Sun 27 Oct
Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$82.00
  • Child$67.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$82.00
  • Child$67.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$82.00
  • Child$67.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$59.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$82.00
  • Child$59.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$59.00

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

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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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

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

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

Isah from Australia wrote on 26 February 2018

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Pretty awesome!

Loved how our tour guides are very passionate about their jobs! It was very informative and interesting. Got great shots of the glacier.

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Kia ora Isah, Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we appreciate your feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with the Franz Josef Glacier Guides and managed to get some awesome shots. Ngā mihi, nui mō tēnei rā Georgia

Kathryn from Australia wrote on 04 October 2017

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Afternoon well spent

We loved the 3hr hike to see the Franz Joseph Glacier. Our two guides were informative about nature and the Glacier. We learnt about the history, formation and some facts about the township. The hiking boots and jumpers kept us dry and warm. Once at our vantage point we were given hot chocolate. Maybe a touch too much sugar. But best of all the guys were great to chat too and cracked many jokes with us. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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