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Franz Josef Glacier

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Address: | Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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Great 1.5 hours walk!

It was a manageable walk up to the glacier and saw a couple of waterfalls along the way. Franz Josef Glacier has been melting then it could accumulates and has been retreating... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a manageable walk up to the glacier and saw a couple of waterfalls along the way. Franz Josef Glacier has been melting then it could accumulates and has been retreating over the years. It was still a mesmerizing sight to be able to see the glacier with our own eyes.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm a sucker for glaciers. The walk to Franz Josef is magnificent. There are great views and waterfalls on the way. This walk is more varied than the equivalent to Fox. We preferred it, even though you get closer to the glacier at Foz.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely walk about 90 minutes return. Good view of glacier and interesting rocks and river on the way there. Can be busy due to tour buses so suggest going after 6pm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A helicopter ride from Franz Josef is one of the most exciting trips you could take. We went up the Fox glacier and landed up in the snow. The views over the mountains were spectacular.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A rainy day meant this wasn't the best experience and a rock fall 2 days before meant the path was closed although we didn't see any signs about this at the start of the path. However it was still a good walk and nothing can be done about the weather or random rockfalls. Credit to the cheery warden who was... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a day of rain and on our 4th attempt we managed to get a helicopter flight, wow, magical. Views magnificent, stepping out on the snow, incredible

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The impact of global warming shows itself at the Glacier. I have visited this over there years and seen the decline in the Glacier. The trek in is very easy but please remember to share the path as pedestrian traffic comes back from the viewing point the same way. There are some lovely photo opportunities along the way with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a guided hike to view the Glacier. I so much preferred that to actually walking on a glacier. The hike followed the river and cliffs and was challenging. It afforded a spectacular view of the glacier at the end. Allow a couple of hours for the hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Why wouldnt you look at the glacier while you are here. The large body of frozen water carving the landscape is amazing.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not really worth the hike in. Couldn't get that close to the face for safety reasons etc. Fox Glacier was definitely better on this day.

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