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Franz Josef Glacier

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Address: | Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0763
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US$55.25*
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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US$84.72*
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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Heading says it all. We was fortunate that it was a perfect day. Just do it. Still worth it in any wheather. Words carnt describe its beauty.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Heading says it all. We was fortunate that it was a perfect day. Just do it. Still worth it in any wheather. Words carnt describe its beauty.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although the walk to the glacier is decent, the glacier has receded to the point that there's very little to see from the viewpoint. It would be better off to get the guided walk with the helicopter to the glacier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommend you have a guide, we did and were allowed to go to the end of the track (but not all the way to the glaciers). The park service were turning people back before they could go all the way due to hazardous conditions on the trail.

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Thank trekrider2300
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Franz josef glacier was amazing to witness. The view point give you great views of the glacier and tells you how exactly it's change over the last 100 years. The walk is about an hour a half and not too hard. Definitely worth the views

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Thank Bronwen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for an easy hike, but still want to see a picturesque view of the Franz Josef glacier, this hike is the one. Easy walking, just a little climbing and suitable for all ages and conditions. The view, when there are no clouds are absolutely fabulous.

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Boston, Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you understand how fast the glacier is retreating you'll want to see it before it's totally gone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

whether walking the trails around the bottom part of the glacier or doing a helicopter ride or heli hike, Franz Josef is an easily accessibly beautiful glacier to visit

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a manageable walk up to the glacier and saw a couple of waterfalls along the way. Franz Josef Glacier has been melting then it could accumulates and has been retreating over the years. It was still a mesmerizing sight to be able to see the glacier with our own eyes.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm a sucker for glaciers. The walk to Franz Josef is magnificent. There are great views and waterfalls on the way. This walk is more varied than the equivalent to Fox. We preferred it, even though you get closer to the glacier at Foz.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely walk about 90 minutes return. Good view of glacier and interesting rocks and river on the way there. Can be busy due to tour buses so suggest going after 6pm.

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