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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$55.37*
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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US$321.73*
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Heli-Hike Franz Josef Glacier Walk
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The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem 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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice explorer” (225 reviews)
“helicopter ride” (196 reviews)
“hot pools” (115 reviews)
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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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Reviewed yesterday

It was a little bit boring. Not much to see and we were going just a small circle in 2 or 3 hours. I can't recommend this tour.

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Thank fash4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were very lucky and did this in perfect conditions, blue sky and no wind. Our guide, Eric, was very informative and responsible. I felt very safe in his group. He was full of information about the size, formation and development of the glacier. A...More

Thank Lacewing B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were due to go for heli-hike on the glacier but due to bad weather the flight in the helicopter was cancelled. We were refunded our ticket money and and given the option of a walk up the valley to the front of the glacier....More

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Thank geraldblaikie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great helicopter ride, awesome guide. Franz Jozef glacier is truly beautiful with ice caves and crevasses. Franz Josef is a fast moving glacier so every tour is completely different from the last one.Also with the glacier tour free acces to the hot water pools van...More

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Mason S, Customer Service Manager at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora Fleur B, Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your feedback. It is truly amazing how fast the glacier does move and change. So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with the Franz Josef Glacier...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are only five places on the world you can hike a glacier - Iceland, Alaska (US), Argentina, Switzerland, and New Zealand. With the way climate change is going, having a chance to hike a glacier might be thing you can't do in the future....More

Thank gdbsbrd
Reviewed 5 days ago

We opted for the helicopter trip plus guided tour, we have no regrets. We were so lucky with the weather, we got a beautiful day making the whole trip wonderful. Mat our guide was very helpful, giving us tips and useful information as we went...More

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Mason S, Customer Service Manager at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora davidyvonneGib, Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor – we appreciate your comments. It is always fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us in Franz Josef Glacier. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an absolute must in Franz Josef. The helicopter ride is stunning between the mountain valley up to the glaciers. The hike itself is breathtaking. Enjoy the hike and the different colors of blue ice you won't forget.More

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Mason S, Customer Service Manager at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora 658jaredr, Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your feedback. You are right, it is amazing see the blue features up in the glacier! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with the Franz Josef...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great heli-hike. I've expected more hiking/walking. It was an easy walk. With lots of breaks and talks.More

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Thank 498mel
Mason S, Customer Service Manager at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora 498mel, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your comments. It is always great to receive feedback of this nature, we will make sure to pass it on to our team. We do tailor the trip...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sufficient equipment, the coat and snowshoes provided in the trip, nice tour guide detail explained the history and geography of fraz Joseph Glacier, unforgettable snow view, everyone should have been there in life timeMore

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Mason S, Customer Service Manager at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora annie_the_rich, Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with the Franz Josef Glacier Guides. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are...More

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landdream
2 November 2017|
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Response from Roberta C | Reviewed this property |
You would be best to ask this question directly to the tour operator but my understanding is that they will give you a full refund. I was booked on the heli hike for a date a couple of weeks ago & due to very low clouds all... More
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Emohtar
16 October 2017|
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Response from Mason S | Property representative |
Kia ora Emohtar, our Heli Hike is suited for a wide range of fitness abilities. As David has said, theguides do stop frequently to allow our guests to take in the awe-inspiring scenery and listen to the guides stories as... More
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Shirashear
17 August 2017|
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Response from DavidGoddard91 | Reviewed this property |
We did the last tour of the day and the weather was perfect. Suppose it just depends on the day so the time slot if irrelevant really. I would highly recommend going with Glacier guides for the full experience as helicopter... More
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