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Franz Josef Glacier Guides

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Address: 63 Cron Street | (Glacier Base Building), Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 8600, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0763
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:30
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The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gen of New...

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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US$53.90*
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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US$322.71*
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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

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Incredible experience...not to be missed! Guides Nathan and Oliver were excellent! Perfect day and the helicopter tour amazing.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible experience...not to be missed! Guides Nathan and Oliver were excellent! Perfect day and the helicopter tour amazing.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Taken by helicopter to the glacier and guided by the lovely Sarina while out on the ice. Very knowledgeable and excellent safety procedures highlight of my trip to the South Island so far!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing day out! Very professional guides, shoutout to Nick for bringing us around the glacier. He brought us up close to the waterfall for some great pictures, super knowledgeable and interested. The flight up and down are both amazing, our pilot was very informative also. Would highly recommend this company and the Heli Hike. Booked a private hot... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I did the 3h Heli-hike on the Franz Joseph Glacier. I would highly recommend this experience/activity. The Franz Joseph Glacier Guides offers all the necessary equipment for this activity - waterproof overalls, jacket, gloves, beanie, shoes and ice studs. All staff members of the different stages of the experience are very attentive - from the check-in, to the clothes management,... More 

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We hiked the valley to within .5 miles of the Franz Josef Glacier on a perfect day with a remarkable guide (Scottie). The hike was informative and provided nothing short of amazing views of the valley floor and glacier. There are a few places where the terrain and pathway are challenging - but Scottie accommodated all those who toured. This... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the helihike and it was the most amazing experience. Our guide Nick was wonderful and very supportive and reassured me all the time while climbing through the crevices. You are on the glacier for about 3 hours but the time goes so fast it seems quicker. Highly recommended if the weather permits

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Incredible experience. Well worth the price. They give you everything you need: waterproof pants and jacket, wool socks and mittens, hiking boots with spikes (crampons), a beanie and an oversized fanny pack-esq satchel. 4 minute helicopter flight to the glacier was exciting with amazing views. Our expert guide, George, did a laudable job of accommodating everyone's skill levels while making... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the glacier valley walking tour and Scott and Tom our guides were fantastic! Very knowledgable and keen to give us the best experience. Overall, we had a great day and would recommend this company highly!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to agree with the many people who loved the Heli Hike - it is simply stunning. However, please note you do need a reasonable level of fitness and leg strength to feel confident. Our tour involved walking uphill on the ice - not particularly steep, with several breaks to stop and look at the amazing views, but uphill... More 

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We just completed the valley walk to see the Franz Josef glacier. It was an excellent and beautiful experience. Our guide Tom was very knowledgeable and fun. We were lucky to have a lovely sunny day and were able to take many pictures of the waterfalls and the terminal face of the glacier. We went off the public track to... More 

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