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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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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide and his special assistant Rowi were both extremely enthusiastic, energetic and helpful, not to mention funny and they made it a once in a lifetime experience.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora and thanks for your great review of our little company :) we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Glacier Country NZ :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience, going off the usual track to Franz Joseph Glacier. I was amazed at how much I learnt from our guide Cliff about the history of the Glacier and the amazing plant life he made the trip fun and incredibly interesting with...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there and thanks for your great review - great to hear you had a good time with us :) We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country NZ :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben and Lisa gave us a great walk, and we’re really well informed on geology, botany, ornithology and much more. Thoroughly enjoyable and memorable

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review ! kind regards, Tash

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ben led our group on a fantastic tour. He provided a ton of insight about the plants and wildlife along the way. He was super friendly and knowledgeable and made our experience a ton of fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had such a wonderful time on this tour. Excellent guides and interesting information given. Explored so much more of the valley then I expected, and was amazed by the diversity.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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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! much appreciated. Kind regards, Tash

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard not to be enthusiastic about rocks and orchids after Ben's interest rubbing off on me! These are features that I have by passed in this valley many times but with his guidance I am now much more aware, despite living here and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I joined a couple tours and had so much fun! We walked and stopped to look for orchids and different birds, the guides know it all! Super informed and helpful, giving you so many information about how to recognize plants and the different chirping of...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey thanks for your great review, much appreciated. Nga mihi, Tash

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was fantastic. Unfortunately, I had a hip problem when I got there, and he let me set the pace. His knowledge of the flora and fauna was incredible as well as his knowledge of the glacier. Highly recommend the Eco Tour!!

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey thanks so much for your great review much appreciate :) Tash

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great walking tourreally appreciated the insight of the tour guideeverything went to plangood mix of other customersgrateful for the extra clothing in case of sudden weather change

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent tour with Ben. He pointed out lots of local plants/flowers and gave tons of interesting info about the glacier and geography of New Zealand. He was fantastic!

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Date of experience: November 2018
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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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