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Glacier Valley Eco Tours

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Glacier Valley Eco Tours is an owner/operator business based in Franz Josef Glacier. We specialise in small Guided Walk Tours in and around our Glacier Country NZ. We offer trips to Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers, as well as the iconic Lake Matheson...more
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20 Main Road | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ben was our tour guide in Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson. He was amazing and knows his stuff. You can really see how passionate he is in what he is doing. The tour in Fox Glacier was memorable. We sat at a very nice spot...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey thanks so much for your great review of our little family company, much appreciated. We hope you equally enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ. Nga mihi, Tash

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was pouring rain we really enjoyed ourselves. Our guide was full of information, even if it wasn't always pertinent, very entertaining man. We were expecting a little more off the beaten track sort of stuff, so it was a little underwhelming basically...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora and thanks for your review :) We would love to do more off track but unfortunately that's what we can offer due to safety reasons in the Glacier Valley's. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Glacier Country NZ :)...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Franz Josef glacier with ‘Glacier Valley Eco Tours’ and would highly recommend it! Natasha was really helpful when I booked and our guides Cliff & Ben were lovely & very knowledgeable. The 3h flew by and we learnt so...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Katie and thanks for your great review of our little family company! much appreciated that you took the time to write this. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country and Aotearoa in general :) Nga mihi,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was very well organised and extremely informative. Our friendly guide Cliff was very knowledgable about the ecology of the area and took us off the beaten track for a more in depth discovery of the glacial environment and ecosystem. Highly recommend taking this Eco...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora and thanks for your great review :) We hope you had more great experiences in Glacier Country and Aotearoa in general, nga mihi, Tash

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

C;liff meet at us the car park and went to the start of the walk. It was only the two of us. Cliff made it personal to suit our interest. He explained the history of the glacier and was very knowledgable . No question went...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review :) much appreciated! we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Aotearoa NZ :) Nga mihi, Tash

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cliff was an excellent guide, walking us up to the glacier lookout, giving us great information along the way, would recommend

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Tash G, Manager at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora thanks for your great review :) nga mihi, Tash

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the eco valley tour Glacier Eco Valley Tours. It was a very well conducted and informative tour. We went into the Rainforest and our guide, Cliff, was very informative. His passion for the area came across so well, making the trip very interesting...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora thanks for your great review :) much appreciated :) we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country region kind regards, Tash

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Highly recommend Eco Tours for both Glaciers!Tash and Cliff were very accommodating to our schedule making the two days in Glacier Valley run very smoothly.If you're looking for a down to earth, real experience - this is it.Cliff has a wealth of knowledge from many...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora and thanks for your great review of our little family company :) much appreciated. we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Glacier Country and Aotearoa NZ :) Nga mihi, Tash

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We had a great time touring both glaciers with Eco Tours. Cliff took us out on both adventures and was very knowledgeable, while also keeping the tours fun. One of the unexpected highlights was the cup of tea under the tent cover at the foot...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Kia ora and thanks for your great review, much appreciated :) we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around our beautiful Aotearoa NZ :)

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Had a great time going off the beaten path with Cliff. Food great stories and knew everything about the area. Glaciers we beautiful. Good cookies too 😀

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Kia Ora thanks for your great review:) we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Aotearoa NZ :)

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Response from Alison T | Reviewed this property |
The main track itself would be okay because it is graded and well maintained but the tour goes off the track. Some sections are uphill and fairly hard going because the ground is lose gravel.
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