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Activities for mobility impaired Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

K S
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Activities for mobility impaired Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

Hi,

My husband is young and healthy but is currently on crutches for an injury and therefore unable to do many of the activities we had planned for our NZ trip. Other than the Helicopter flights with glacier landings, can anyone suggest other activities that we may be able to do? He can place some weight on his injured leg, but can't walk long without crutches for risk of pain or further injury.

Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: Activities for mobility impaired Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

You are going to be severely limited at franz and fox. The kayak trip on lake mapourika is great and he may be able to do that. the kiwi centre has tours at franz josef. However he is going to be restricted for so many things as they are outdoor based.

the glacier hot pools at franz josef are closed but consider this https://waihohottubs.co.nz/

K S
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2. Re: Activities for mobility impaired Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

Ooh thanks for that. Yes, the glaciers aren’t an ideal stop for us, but we’ll be traveling with family who want to go there so we’re just planning to make the most of it :)

I’ll look into the kayaking. And thanks for the tip on the hot pools I hadn’t realised the FJ ones were closed.

Thanks!

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3. Re: Activities for mobility impaired Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

the okarito eco tours is another thing you could do. okarito is a lagoon area 25 minutes from franz josef.

K S
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4. Re: Activities for mobility impaired Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

Thank you! I’ll take a look.

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