It was incredibly informative and I learnt so much that I wouldn't have learnt if I had walked the main track, it gave a real insight.
Hike the ancient path of where the glacier once stood; through lush rain forest and alongside the Waiho river. Discover the legends and history of the glacier and learn all about the flora and fauna you encounter along the way.
Your guide will lead you on an informative journey through this unique valley, with plenty of opportunities to explore the remarkable landscape and see what the glacier has left behind.
Experience pristine waterfalls, ancient temperate rain forest and the dynamic Waiho river. After a brief climb you will be rewarded with views of the glacier’s constantly changing terminal face and enjoy a well-deserved hot drink.
An ideal option for those who prefer to stay off the ice, our Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk can be tailored to suit groups of most abilities and interests.
*Please note this tour does not include walking on the ice or going inside the glacier. Our Frans Josef Glacier Heli Hike Tour includes a hike from the top and through the glaciers. For more information, click here.
A three hour guided walk through the glacier valley floor with your experienced and knowledgeable guide.
A leisurely pace through a remarkable landscape with plenty of photo opportunities with rainforest and valley views.
This tour includes FREE access to the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools.
Please click here for information about safety restrictions, fitness levels. and cancellation policies.
Tour Length: 3 hours
Minimum Number: From 1 person. If you would like to book a group charter, please contact us for a quote.
Morning time: 10:15 - Depart for tour 13:15 - Arrive back from tour
Afternoon Departure time: 14:15 - Depart for tour 17:15 - Arrive back from tour
What we Provide:
Suitable walking boots and socks
A small waist pack to carry essentials
A warm hat and gloves
What to Bring: For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring:
Warm, breathable base layers such as merino or polypropelene
Suitable long pants for walking in (jeans are not suitable, tracksuits and leggings are fine)
Your own warm hat and gloves if you prefer
Your camera or phone
A small water bottle and snack if you need one
Please leave the following items behind:
Your valuables such as passport, wallet and car keys (we have lockers available for hire)
$75.00 NZD / person $62.00 NZD / Child under 16 years old
* Prices valid only until 30th September 2019 and are subject to change.
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