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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour

Join Glacier Valley Eco Tours for an unforgettable venture through Franz Josef Glacier.

This spectacular tour will take you off the beaten track, and past public barriers on a once in a lifetime adventure into the Glacier Valley.

You’ll pass through luscious native bush and past magical hidden waterfalls as we make out way to the base of this breathtaking ancient glacier.

Your friendly and experienced guide will give a fascinating commentary along the way about the native flora and fauna, glaciology, geology, climate change and history of this remarkable area.

You’ll be absolutely captivated as you explore this glacial wonderland and learn of glaciations, geology and fascinating Maori legends of this incredibly dynamic and constantly changing environment.

The Franz Josef Valley Eco tour is a family friendly activity and is accommodating to all ages and abilities.

If you are looking to experience the very heart of New Zealand’s natural beauty - this is the tour for you!

 

Meeting Location 20 Main Rd, Franz Josef Glacier 7886

Adult $80.00
Child $40.00 (4-15 years)
Infant $0.00 (0-3 Years)

What's included

  • Free hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate for the kids
  • Biscuit
  • Raincoat and large umbrellas to keep you dry

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Notes

  • Child 4-15 yrs. Infants under 3 years of age can be booked free of charge as your proceed through the check out.
  • Easy to moderate walking involved

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Caroline from United States wrote on 19 November 2017

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Good Tour, Great Rain Gear

We had a great time on the tour, in spite of the very wet weather. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful, but more importantly, they provided us with heavy duty rain gear.

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Thanks for your great review much appreciated 🙏 Tash

Sarah from United States wrote on 05 February 2019

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Perfect Eco Tour

The guide was engaging and provided interesting information. I'm still recounting facts to friends when I share pictures. Having the opportunity to take special detours made things more exciting than walking the public path. Honestly, I wouldn't have the same appreciation for the Franz Josef Glacier if I didn't take this tour.

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From Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour

Hey thanks so much for your great review, very much appreciated to our little company. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trvmavels in our beautiful glacier country nz Nga mihi Tash

Kathy Brown from Australia wrote on 16 January 2019

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Spectacular Glacier Tour Walk

We went on the evening walk to Franz Josef Glacier. Our guide had an exceptional amount of knowledge about the local plant life and geology of the area. She took us on extra side tracks as we ventured to the glacier, and to top it all off we had a hot chocolate at the top! It was a wonderful experience!

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From Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour

Hey thanks for your great review, much appreciated! we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ :)

Philip Arnot from United Kingdom wrote on 13 January 2019

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Fantastic Experience

The whole experience was absolutely fantastic. Our guide Ben was extremely knowledgeable and full of information narrating our whole expedition on the glaciers history, geology and surrounding nature as we trekked. We travelled with a 6 month old and Ben was excellent helping with the little one.

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From Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour

Hey - thanks for your great review of our little company - much appreciated! we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ :) Ben said he had a great trip with you guys and showed me the pics of your gorgeous little one :) Nga mihi, Tash

Emma Matthews from Australia wrote on 13 January 2019

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Great Tour

This was great as we got to go off the beaten track away from all of the other tourists. The tour guide Lisa was so knowledgeable, passionate and funny which really made the tour so much more enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour

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From Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour

awesome thanks for your review guys, much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country, and Aotearoa NZ :) Nga mihi, Tash

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