Adventurous Things to Do in Franz Josef

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  • Lisa and Allan
    4 contributions
    What an experience. We did the walk out to view the glacier and although the walk wa lovely the view was a let down. So we were even more determined to go up in the helicopter and that was nothing short of FANTASTIC !!!!!! well with the cost a once in a life time experience.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • nzp0ppy
    Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand16,216 contributions
    An enjoyable walk with suspension bridges, clip on cliff bridge, scrambling rock faces, and amazing views of franz josef glacier and valley.
    the toughest part of the track is climbing out of the valley from the suspension bridge to hendes shelter. after that its not as much climbing.

    the walk took us 1hr 40 up - with lots of photo stops, and not much less on the way down.

    Recommended in dry weather.
    Written 1 February 2022
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  • Kiwisflythecoop
    Te Anau, New Zealand757 contributions
    Nice walk to the tunnels with a sign board explaining the history of why they were created. Tunnels are an adventure as well, especially the work that was put in to create.
    Take a torch and change of footwear or gumboots.
    Only pity is DOC haven’t done the repairs to the flume at the end.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Josh Watts
    2 contributions
    This trip was awesome, good group and Kylan was a brilliant guide. Super friendly and good to chat to, led the group well and really knew his stuff about the lake and the general area! Would definitely recommend 👍
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • PT Flavell
    4 contributions
    I've done quad biking all over the world but nothing compares! Safe, reliable and so much fun! I will be back.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • Panda
    12 contributions
    What a experience! I did the 20,000 feet jump and it was the most beautiful place to do it! My jumper buddy was so cool! He made me feel excited and was like I was doing it with my best friend 🤣. All staff were lovely. Well worth the four days I stayed waiting for the weather to permit but then got a stunner day ☺️. Highly recommend!
    Written 12 November 2020
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  • TrishMason2021
    Reefton, New Zealand13 contributions
    Our experience with this company was beyond what we could of asked for, We paid for a flight and were kindly upgraded to a bigger tour. The staff were friendly and informative. The pilot was so nice, very informative and went out of his way to make us all feel like we were getting the best experience!
    Written 25 July 2021
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  • StaceyCheer
    Arapuni, New Zealand145 contributions
    After our booked flight (with another company) cancelled due to lack of numbers, we were lucky enough to book a flight with Glacier Helicopters last minute. What an amazing experience! We couldn't have had better weather, cold but sunny. The glacier is beautiful, and landing on it is an experience not to be missed. The land crew were great, and our pilot Andy was brilliant - knowledgeable, experienced, with a great sense of humor. We did a lot of different activities on this South Island holiday, but the heli flight and glacier landing were definately the highlight!
    Written 6 July 2021
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  • Mike Cunnington
    11 contributions
    This was a fantastic experience for our family of 5. Our guide, Jack, was very knowledgeable and engaging. We had around 2 hours on the glacier, and Jack added in features such as crawling through an ice cave which our kids loved.
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • Kaley W
    Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand44 contributions
    Wow! Wow! Wow! We had a perfectly stunning day for our flight over both the Fox & Franz Josef glaciers! Then the amazing landing! The staff were super helpful, and our pilot was fantastic. Such an amazing experience!
    Written 3 June 2021
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  • Joy A
    1 contribution
    Tony the pilot was amazing he knew I was a bit nervous and put me right at ease We honestly can’t rate the 50 min flight highly enough Itwas a clear fine day and we saw lots Tony made sure you got a good look at all the points of interest from both sides of the plane it was a once in a lifetime flight incredible and still buzzing from it
    Much better than the helicopter flights.Can tick this off my bucket list
    Wow Wow and Wow
    Thank you Air Safaris
    Written 15 October 2021
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  • Christine H
    2 contributions
    We flew on Pilots Choice We enjoyed the best ever flight with a very friendly pilot, Gus, Superb and extremely reasonable price.
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • eaterofallthingsgood
    Maypearl, TX832 contributions
    we had a great time with our target guides very nice and we had lots of with a well run clay target .
    Written 23 March 2020
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  • handy969
    Sydney, Australia10 contributions
    Did the 9am flight and had an amazing experience, from the moment we checked in there was no lengthy waiting times, we were then shuttled to departure point and within minutes the helicopter was there to pick us up, where we we’re warmly greeted by our pilot whose name was Toby on the way to Fox Glacier we received informative commentary, when we landed on Glacier we weren’t rushed whilst taking pictures and Toby was very helpful in assisting with picture taking. On return to landing pad seating arrangements were changed to gain a different perspective.
    A very smooth and steady flight.👍
    A must do.. AAA++++
    Written 9 September 2019
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