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Franz Josef Nature Tour provided by Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Franz Josef Nature Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–3 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Locally owned at operated family business. Informative small group tours with experienced nature guide. . Family-friendly and suitable for all ages & abilities, we cater tours to suit you, at your pace. Lots of information on glaciology, geology, geomorphology, flora & fauna, local legends & history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53086P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Walking poles if required
  • Umbrellas
  • Wet weather clothing
  • Boots if required - please enquire as stock is limited
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any hotels or accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier township is included (not Fox Glacier township)
  • 20 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand Scott Base Information Centre, next to Full of Beans Cafe. We are currently without an office premises due to COVID-19 but can meet you on the bus stop here. There are picnic tables outside undercover to sit on.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Walking poles if required
  • Umbrellas
  • Wet weather clothing
  • Boots if required - please enquire as stock is limited
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any hotels or accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier township is included (not Fox Glacier township)
  • 20 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand Scott Base Information Centre, next to Full of Beans Cafe. We are currently without an office premises due to COVID-19 but can meet you on the bus stop here. There are picnic tables outside undercover to sit on.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    20 Main Road
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Franz Josef Glacier
    Stop: 30 minutes
    Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation or meeting point in Franz Josef, and drive you to the glacier carpark. From there, you will walk with your small group tour and guide to about 2000m from the Franz Josef Glacier terminal face, at the end of the forest walk.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
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Grant
1 contribution
My wife and I had a great adventure with Cliff. We explored a waterfall then took the path less trodden through the bush. The weather cleared and we were able to get a good view of the glacier. Then to top it off a cup of tea sitting on the stones of the river bed. Cliff shared with us plenty of stories and interesting information about the area. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 3 October 2020
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Tash G
Thanks so much for your great review, much appreciated! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ Nga mihi
Written 4 October 2020
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Hannah M
2 contributions
Our guide Cliff was amazing and took us through the bush to all of these secret viewing locations. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and was able to answer any and all of our questions. Highlight for sure was the morning tea on the river bed.
I am lowish mobility and was easy enough for me to get around - Cliff was very accommodating at what speed I needed to go at.
Written 6 July 2022
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Thanks so much for your amazing review of our small family company - very much appreciated! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country Aotearoa NZ :) nga mihi tash
Written 10 July 2022
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patricia p
Windermere2 contributions
We did the combination day tour of both Franz Josef and Fox glaciers and Lake Matheson. It was a fantastic day with Cliff our guide. Well worth doing!
Written 7 August 2022
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Tash G
amazing review thankyou so much! we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful part of Aotearoa NZ just as much :) Tash
Written 8 August 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Glacier Valley Eco Tours
hugabe
hugabe
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Franz Josef Glacier Eco Tour
The tour was a very pleasant addition to the natural beauty of the area, Cliff was a personable and informative gui
Mike28a
Mike28a
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A Tough Walk with a Great Ending
My wife and I hiked up on a day after it had been raining significantly, so the trail was a bit treacherous in plac
mikemole2022
mikemole2022
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Glacier Valley Eco Tour - incredible local knowledge
Cliff was absolutely brilliant! We went on the Fox Glacier walk with twin 14 yr old boys. They enjoyed the full 4 h
KCGIS
KCGIS
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Excellent tours!
Cliff was an excellent tour guide. We did the Fox Glacier tour and the Lake Matheson tour. Cliff was full of fact
nicolerutter
nicolerutter
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Eco Walking Tour
We had a great time with Cliff as our guide - he took us off the beaten track, onto old tracks - only ones that wou
Storyteller697046
Storyteller697046
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Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers + Lake Matheson
I had a fantastic day with Cliff. He was very knowledgeable and shared his passion for the area in an informative a
230plc
230plc
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Literally off the beaten track!
Our family had a great time on the Glacier Valley Eco Tour. Our guide was fantastic at making sure the pace was su
cfma2000
cfma2000
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Recommended for an Informative Walk of Okarito
Cliff took us on the Trig Walk and the Okarito area after a morning with Okarito Boat tours. Our afternoon began wi
Maggie-N-Poon
Maggie-N-Poon
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Excellent tour
I fully enjoyed this tour despite the weather. I learnt heaps about the history and rare plants in this forest from
Shari208
Shari208
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Epic! Just Epic
It was an amazing day with all gear that was needed fully supplied as part of the deal - if needed ie boots wet wea
CraigClaire2019
CraigClaire2019
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Glacier tour
Our guide David was excellent. Very knowledgeable and showed us places off the main track. Very enjoyable morning.
walkertalk27
walkertalk27
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Glazier Walk
A must visit because in time, it'll be gone. David was very knowledgeable and helpful and the off track time added
Vacation636959
Vacation636959
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Franz Josef Eco Tour Walk
Fantastic guided walk with David - we had an awesome time. David was so informative and we learnt so much. Also enj
LynneA352
LynneA352
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great tour!
Very worthwhile tour, we really appreciated that the tour was still on even though only two of us had booked - many
ard222017
ard222017
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Great tour of Franz Josef
The tour guide, Cliff was very knowledgeable about the glacier, its history, and the native plants. The tour also t
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