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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

Half-day Tour

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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.

Special Notes

Tour Includes:

  • 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.

Trip Plan

Tour Length: 3 hours

Minimum Number: From 1 person. If you would like to book a group charter, please contact us for a quote.

Itinerary:

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
  • Trekking poles
  • Waterproof jackets
  • Waterproof over-pants
  • 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • 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)

Tour Cost

$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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