"Lovely and relaxing after a half day glacier climb."

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Franz Josef Glacier

From its origins high in the Southern Alps, the Franz Josef Glacier descends deep into the lush rainforest of Westland’s National Park.

Imposingly covering a distance from 2700m above sea level to only 240m in as little as 11km, this is the world’s steepest and fastest flowing commercially guided glacier.

The best way to see the glacier is to join a guided walk with Franz Josef Glacier Guides. They are experts at showcasing this spectacular and unforgettable terrain, creating a glacier experience to suit all levels of fitness and ability.  Franz Josef Glacier Guides is also owned by Ngāi Tahu Tourism and the local tribal council Te Runanga o Makaawhio.

For more information on Franz Josef township, visit the Glacier Country Website.

Franz Josef Glacier

From its origins high in the Southern Alps, the Franz Josef Glacier descends deep into the lush rainforest of Westland’s National Park.

Imposingly covering a distance from 2700m above sea level to only 240m in as little as 11km, this is the world’s steepest and fastest flowing commercially guided glacier.

The best way to see the glacier is to join a guided walk with Franz Josef Glacier Guides. They are experts at showcasing this spectacular and unforgettable terrain, creating a glacier experience to suit all levels of fitness and ability.  Franz Josef Glacier Guides is also owned by Ngai Tahu Tourism and the local tribal council Te Runanga o Makaawhio.

For more information on Franz Josef township, visit the Glacier Country Website.