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Glacier Valley Eco Tours

20 Main Road | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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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, and Okarito township. We can tailor trips to suit you!
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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 1 week ago

From the minute i rang Eco tours the service was amazing. I was late for the hike that was not an issue. A special trip was arranged to meet the hike. I am NZer i learnt so much. This is a couple running a small...More

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

Hey thanks for your great review of our wee company :) good to meet you! Tash

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Thank you very much for your kindness; GREAT LOCATOR OF THE PLACE and a lover of your work; You do it with a lot of passion. We did a tour with absolute security. Exquisite your hot coffee .... it came very well to withstand the...More

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

Kia Ora guys, thanks for your great review! Much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed our tour and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around our beautiful NZ :)

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We spent 6 hours discovering the Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson in Fiordland, New Zealand with this company. On the Fox Glacier part of the trip, there were only four guests and on the Lake Matheson trip, only the two of us. Our guide, Rose,...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Kia ora, thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the beautiful glacier country of Aotearoa! Nga mihi, Rose

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Cliff our guide was a hoot and his intimate knowledge of the area is why you take a guided tour. If was nice to get off the public trail and experience less crowds. The tour group was small and makes the trek much more pleasant....More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Kia Ora and thanks for your great review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country & Aotearoa NZ :)

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The tour really set us up to appreciate not only the glacier but our whole South Island holiday. The geological info was especially interesting. The tour was set at an easy pace and the guide was friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone.

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

Kia Ora and thanks so much for your great review of our little company :) We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around our beautiful Glacier Country & Aotearoa NZ :) Tash

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This was really fun and enjoyable learning experience. Our guide cliff was very knowledgeable and engaging. We learned a lot about the glacier and spotted a rare tiny snail in the bush. The walk was totally manageable and tailored to our ability.

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Kia ora, thanks for writing us such a great review! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around our beautiful country. Best wishes, Rose

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Was a great 3 hour tour with Cliff. He provided interesting facts and took us very close to the glacier. Great views! Waterproof covers for trousers and jackets were provided and really improved the experience.

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Kia ora, thank you for your review, it is much appreciated by our small company :) Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Cliff was our guide for Franz Josef, Fix glacier and Lake Matheson and he was fantastic, knowledgeable, took us on unknown trails and highlighted lots of wildlife and plant life a long the way. Very much recommend!

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for your review it is much appreciated! we will make sure to pass your review onto Cliff! Safe travels :) Nga mihi, Rose

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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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