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Franz Josef Glacier Guides

63 Cron Street | (Glacier Base Building), Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 8600, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0763
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US$ 56.97*
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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US$ 341.08*
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Heli-Hike Franz Josef Glacier Walk
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The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gen of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers.Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability.We make a clear commitment to you that our trip is the most spectacular and rewarding available.
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“ice explorer” (225 reviews)
“helicopter ride” (185 reviews)
“hot pools” (118 reviews)
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63 Cron Street | (Glacier Base Building), Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 8600, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0763
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides were really friendly and informative. The walk itself is a fairly comfortable walk, I do not hike and I found that this was a steady pace and not particularly tasking as we took plenty of breaks to take photographs, admire the scenery, and/or...More

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Thank SimeonSE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. 5-minute each way Heli flight to the Glaciers. All equipment and gear provided. 3.5 hours on ice (real fun!). Spectacular view. Yes it is pricey but probably worth it. Guide Jara was fun and knowledgeable. At least once in your life.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of everything I did in the South Island, this was my favourite! The glacier was absolutely phenomenal and the staff were brilliant at showing us around and letting us see all of its beauty.

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Thank Lacey F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do! Attended with my wife. This is such a once in a life time experience. The helicopter ride up and down was amazing in itself but to land on the ice and go on a guided hike over and through crevasses and ice...More

Thank Legolas_Twinkletoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The area is beautiful and very quaint. I would definitely taking the helicopter ride to the top of the glaciers.

Thank Bamamay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Felicity as our guide and it was a highlight of our trip. She was brilliant and fun and in fact the whole service was professional and great. An amazing afternoon followed by the fabulous hot pools.

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Thank selenag348
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was touring New Zealand with my daughter after she finished a college course in "OZ'. Scheduled two nights in Franz Josef to maximize options for Heli hike and kept my fingers crossed that the weather would cooperate. Absolutely the BEST thing we did in New...More

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Thank nestorb5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing!! Great guides, beautiful HELI HIKE and breathtaking glaciers! A must do in Franz Josef!

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Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience, good tour guide even when being supervised ya wouldbt have thought he was new. Great job!

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Thank Gemma M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the $$$$ adventures..... especially hiking in the glaciers.... it's super awesome..... loving the whole experience.

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Thank molly s
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26 July 2017|
Response from Kate_NTT_Southern | Property representative |
Kia ora Shorter, Thank you for your enquiry. Fantastic that you are going to be doing a heli-hike trip with us. We provide jackets and boots for your trip. It doesn't get too cold up on the glacier in Summer so as long as... More
4 July 2017|
Response from jasperdordrecht | Reviewed this property |
yes you can , i did it also. they even give you time to make pictures
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13 May 2017|
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Response from KurtAndWendy | Reviewed this property |
We happened to book the private pool time when we stopped by the afternoon before the hike. They had plenty availability, but we booked in advance. The "day of", you pay the difference between regular pool and private. I'd... More