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 $90.00
Child $45.00 (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

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

4.9

73 reviews

Showing all 73 authenticated Bookme reviews

Taylor from Australia wrote on 27 February 2020

Absolutely loved it!

Our tour guide Ella was amazing, so worth getting a guided tour!

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From Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour

awesome thanks so much for your great review of our tour - we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ :) Thanks! Tash

Rita from United Kingdom wrote on 22 February 2020

Great ‘off the ice’ experience

This was a great tour of the valley, walking through forests, seeing waterfalls and getting a glimpse at the Franz Josef Glacier (we had heavy rain and misty on the day so didn’t expect to see much). David, the guide, was friendly, informative and entertaining. If you’re looking for an off the ice experience with a friendly organisation then this is the tour for you!

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Thank you for your kind review . I will pass your words on to David. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels on the beautiful west coast. :) - Bailee

Sylvia from Switzerland wrote on 22 February 2020

very nice walk!

Although we couldn't go till the end, Alla did her best to provide us with a maximum of information concerning the glacier and its surroundings! Sylvia, CH

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From Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour

thanks for your great review! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ :) Tash

Janet from Australia wrote on 28 January 2020

Guided tour well worth it

Our tour guide was excellent - very friendly and approachable, giving good explanations of the glacier and its environs. It was good to get off the main track for a part of the tour.

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Hi there Thanks for your great review! Much appreciated :)

Julie Biron from Luxembourg wrote on 11 January 2020

Nice Tour!

Cliff (our guide) was very kind. The tour is beautiful, the landscape amazing. We had a good time!

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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had such a good time on the tour and hope you enjoy the rest of your travels through beautiful glacier country.

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