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Glacier Valley Eco Tours

20 Main Road | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 800 925 586
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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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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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20 Main Road | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 800 925 586
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Reviewed yesterday

It was such a wonderful experience to learn the history, landscape and eco environment of the Franz Josef Glacier and the Matheson Lake from the tour guides. Notices were posted in some area which only allowed guided tour to visit for safety reason. I was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately not a great day weather wise but Tash said I would not regret it and she was right. I donned the provided wet weather gear, hopped on the bus and in a very short time arrived at Franz Josef. Cliff has a good sense...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review, it is much appreciated. It was great to meet you and we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in beautiful Aotearoa!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this hike. Our guide, Rose, was very excited to share information about the Franz Josef Glacier, area, history, evolution, ecology. She took us off the trail to interesting areas. Thank you!

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review! I'll pass it onto Rose for you. Enjoy the rest of your travels in our beautiful Aotearoa NZ :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Glacier Valley Eco Tours provided a great experience for us. Our Guide, Cliff, picked us up on time and got us outfitted with everything we needed for our afternoon hike to the glacier. We got to go off the standard route and trek through sections...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora thank you for your great review, we really appreciate it! We'll make sure we pass on your review to Cliff. Take care and have a lovely time on the rest of your travels :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

kind guide Rose gave wide knowledge of live new zealand and we also could touch the glacier. it is more wonderful journey than you think

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review it is much appreciated :) Take care and enjoy the rest of your time in Aotearoa!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for a wonderful and informative trip in Okarito, so nice to learn about the great nature around Okarito. Thanks again for this amazing trip, wish you all the best :)

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate it :) Glad to be able to share such a special place with you. All the best for the rest of your travels in New Zealand!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a combo tour (Lake Matheson + Fox Glacier + Franz Josef Glacier). Cliff and Rose (not sure I got the name right...) are our guides for the day. Cliff is very knowledgeable and can see his passion for the plants and the...More

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

Hi there thanks for your great review :) Much appreciated. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around Aotearoa NZ :) Tash

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great tour Cliff our tour guide was informative and very accommodating especially as i am not a very fit person! But i managed it we got snowed on it was brilliant recommended to all

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

Hey thanks for your great review ! Much appreciated! Take care and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in nz 😊

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Really nice guide and an amazing landscape, easy walk, three hours and almost touch the ice...! Nice tea and cookies :)

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks for your great review much appreciated :) Tash

Reviewed 6 September 2017

i was in NZ in the off season and ended up getting a private tour with Cliff! he was super knowledgeable and friendly. had a great time chatting with him and learning about the glacier and the area. would definitely recommend this to others!

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Kia Ora great thanks for your great review! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around Aotearoa NZ :)

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Wannashare
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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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