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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$58.91*
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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US$342.28*
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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.
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“ice explorer” (225 reviews)
“helicopter ride” (205 reviews)
“hot pools” (119 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

The day was amazing. Our guide Megan was great. She find 2 caves for our team. Day was perfect! Thank You! Keep Up The Good Work ;-) - Wishes, Ari from Finland

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great experience during the whole trip in Franz Josef Glacier. Walking on the ice and climbing up and down was fun! The tour was really safe, and the guide was so kind!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ice was slippery, but the instructor was carefull with the group. We went through an ice cave: that was great! The hot pools were also a good activity to relax after the hike.

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Mason S, Front Office Manager at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora magalhaes, Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback on trip advisor. Glad you enjoyed both experiences that we offer in Franz Josef. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. nga mihi, Mason

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great for teenagers and adults alike. Informative, friendly and fun, Jara was a great guide and made the walk very special for us all.More

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Mason S, Front Office Manager at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora leisll2018, 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 Jara. He is a great guide and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our trip to the glacier was incredible. Majestic to say the least. So sad to see it receding as much as it has. Our tour guide Jordan was super. I did however think , that as a private tour group we would get a bit...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The helihike tour was even more amazing than I imagined it would be. Feeling the ice and seeing it in front of your eyes is so much more than what you’d expect! Better than looking at the glaciers through photos online.More

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Mason S, Front Office Manager at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Tarascalzo, 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. It truly is an item people need to tick off if they are...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic experience at the Franz Josef glacier hike. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun to hike with. Special mention for the Hot Chocolate at the viewing point-Delicious! Also, the Hot Pools post the hike were awesome.More

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Mason S, Front Office Manager at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Kumar P, Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor – we appreciate your feedback. The Glacier Valley Walk is an enjoyable tour that allows everyone to learn a lot about the surrounding area. Glad you enjoyed the Hot...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

What an amazing experience!!! The guides were fantastic, the heli ride was awesome and the glacier was spectacular. I highly recommend this activity!!More

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

Kia ora Alex H, 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...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived in FJG on Dec 23rd, awoke to some clouds on Dec 24th... no info from the provider until after 1pm that our heli-hiking trip had been cancelled due to “weather”... other helicopters were flying ... but at least they issued the refund promptly.More

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

Kia ora rglanville2017, Thanks for placing your feedback on trip advisor. Your Heli Hike was cancelled due to the forecast that we expected in Franz Josef for Christmas eve. You were booked on the afternoon trip ,therefore we do not make that call till after...More

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AdrienneSelarep
28 November 2017|
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Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the scenic hotel right there. The restaurant AliceMay (walking distance) is Terrific...... Make reservations thru TA........beef cheeks!!!!! The Tour is within walking distance of the Scenic Hotel - but we... More
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landdream
2 November 2017|
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Response from sydney_park_ey | Reviewed this property |
You will never know how the weather will turn out, as it’s mountain area the weather changes rapidly. And Helicopter runs ONLY when the weather allows. I think it is the best to go there and book the tour directly at the... 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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