Wildlife in the area thrives in rugged, alpine conditions surrounding the township. The lush, natural rainforest is home to a captivating range of birds, flora and fauna. If you're very lucky you may spot a rare Kiwi. Listen carefully, the distinct call of the Tui and Korero is never far away.
A diverse and iconic range of activities in the region includes jetboating, heli-hiking, kayaking, ice climbing, tramping and guided glacier trips, make Franz Josef Glacier and the wider West Coast of New Zealand an ideal location for a vacation filled with adventure.
For a truly unique Franz Josef Glacier Adventure, we highly recommend: Franz Josef Glacier Guides. Offering a range of glacier tours to suit visitors of all ages, abilities and interests.