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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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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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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 4 days ago via mobile

We booked a heli hike through bookme.com so got a bit of a deal. The deal included admittance to the glacier pools. We were told to report at a time about 10 minutes before our booking time. They clearly have everything down to a science...More

Thank Rquinn09
Reviewed 5 days ago

Did the Glacier Valley Walk in early July and it was fantastic. The guide we had was brilliant, very knowledgeable and informative. Whilst you can walk up most of the route without a guide, we took some different paths which are exclusively for the walking...More

Thank Tobie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing experience. Friendly guides who share their knowledge and ensure everyone is safe during the hike. Amazing services and you get to see really gorgeous view of the glacier. Definitely worth the money and time!!

Thank danielhengjx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once in a life time excursion! Everything was smooth from check in to check out. Ellen and the rest of the reception staff were friendly and accommodating. Our guide Meagan was excellent, enthusiastic and passionate. I felt safe the whole trip. 10/10 would recommend to...More

Thank Bayleigh29
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highlight of my trip to New Zealand (South Island). Nick our guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. Worth the drive to Franz Josef to hike through (some tight squeezes) the glaciers and see the view. Helicopter ride, though only short, gives you such a thrill....More

Thank lisatchin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience of a lifetime Thanks to Franz Josef Guides for an amazing experience for our entire family. Nick, our guide, was informative, safety conscious and great fun with our group. The entire company were extremely professional and friendly - they were incredibly caring with our...More

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Thank Paddington1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well how do you describe an event that will stay with you for the rest of you life. Well here goes. Absolutely fabulous.

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Thank chris_wallace17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location! Just a short walk from numerous dinning options, walking tracks and guided glacier tours. Breathtaking views from the car park alone! Very friendly and helpful staff. Great room with excellent amenities

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Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible, magical, memorable! This experience was absolutely worth the high price tag. The gentle helicopter trip only goes for 4 minutes but wow, what a view! Our friendly guide Andrew took us through crevices, blue ice and up and down icy steps, always being mindful...More

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Thank 473joanner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely welcome. Fab food ad a fantastic place to stay. Have recommended it to my family and friends My helicopter ride was a experience I will never forget. The glacier trip was a thing I would never of thought I would ever have done !!...More

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27 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
5 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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14 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