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    What to Expect
    Meet in our office in Franz Josef Glacier, (or we can pick you up from your hotel accommodation in the Franz Josef township).   Enjoy the beautiful drive past rivers and Lake Mapourika, to the village of Okarito. Approx 30 min drive.  We may stop along the way to show you specific interests we think you may enjoy ie historic or natural highlights.

    Visit the historic wharf shed of Okarito and talk with your guide about the historic whaling, flax and gold mining industries this village used to provide. 

    Depending on the day and your requirements, we may go out to the beach to get a good view of the mountains for you to photograph.  

    We then begin the Okarito Trig Walk, a 1.5 approx walk up to a lookout to get those 360 spectacular views.

    Head back to our office in Franz Josef in our minivan (or transfer back to your accommodation in Franz Josef township).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Franz Josef Glacier
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Afternoon tea
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    After walking up to the Glacier in the morning our guide Cliff took us to Okarito. We visited the dock on the lake to learn a little history of the area and then proceeded to climb to a beautiful view spot above the lake for...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jill T
    Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi there thanks for your great review, much appreciated!!! we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ :)

    Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

    Thanks to Cliff for a great tour of Okarito and a very enjoyable walk to the trig station. Seeing dolphins and stunning views at the top! Awesome!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Rustbell
    Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2019

    Thanks for your review! much appreciated

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