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    In the heart of Glacier Country, Franz Josef offers a diverse and iconic range of activities.  Choose jetboating, heli-hiking, kayaking, ice climbing, tramping or a guided glacier trip and explore this stunning part of New Zealand.


    Glacier Valley Walk

    Glacier Valley Walk

    Let Franz Josef Glacier Guides take you on a Glacier Valley Walk alongside the mighty Waiho River bed, following the glacier's path of retreat in this remarkable landscape.  Learn about the glacier's history and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere.  After a brief climb near the terminal face you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing terminal face of the glacier.

    Accessing some exclusive trails, with great storytelling from your guide there has never been a more extraordinary time to visit Franz Josef Glacier.  Approximately 3 hours.

    Price: NZD$75 Adult / NZD$65
    Freephone: 0800 GUIDES (484 337)
    Address: Glacier Base, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
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    Heli Hike - Franz Josef Glacier

    Heli Hike - Franz Josef Glacier

    Take a Heli Hike with Franz Josef Glacier Guides.  An exciting scenic flight takes you high up on the glacier to hike amongst some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery available. Your guide chooses the route as you make your way through a wonderland of towering pinnacles and brilliantly blue ice.

    You'll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountain, plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to learn more about this magnificent glacier.  Approximately 3 hours (2 hours ice time).

    Price: NZD$449 Per Person
    Freephone Glacier Base, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
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