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Franz Josef Glacier Guides

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Address: 63 Cron Street | (Glacier Base Building), Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 8600, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0763
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:30
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The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gen of New...

The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gen of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers.Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability.We make a clear commitment to you that our trip is the most spectacular and rewarding available.

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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

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The glacier is amazing

We went on the Glacier Valley Walk with Glacier Guides. Our guide was very good. Informative and entertaining. But we did not make it all the way to the end of the public trail... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Moline, Illinois
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Moline, Illinois
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on the Glacier Valley Walk with Glacier Guides. Our guide was very good. Informative and entertaining. But we did not make it all the way to the end of the public trail. If you want a guide to give you information as you go and stop to explain the rock and plants then this is an excellent tour.... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The scenery was spectacular. We had beautiful sunshine when the day started but the clouds moved in later, & we were unable to get off the glacier. The guides were professional & had everything under control. They led us safely to the emergency pods on the mountain. They were even prepared for all of us to spend the night up... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing must do in NZ. Hope the weather is nice to do this activity. The helihike and the walking on Ice are beautiful

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our hike on Franz Josef Glacier was a highlight of our visit to New Zealand. Our guide, Ben, was very friendly and knowledgeable. His attention to our safety was a priority and he didn't hesitate to correct those who did not pay attention to his direction in that regard. The hike was not an ordinary walk on a glacier! We... More 

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Aughrim, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic experience and certainly not to be missed. Hot pools after the hike were very welcome. Guides were excellent and very professional

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This expedition hiking on and in the Franz Josef Glacier was fun, exciting and intense. I slipped and fell three times, but did not hurt anything but my pride. Our guide, who worked in concert with other guides on the glacier, was excellent. All equipment provided and well organized. Flew up to the Glacier in helicopter and back down in... More 

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Kirkland, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The glacier Valley walk was OK but less than I expected. The self guided public walkway would have been less strenuous and provide the same views of the glacier, for free. I expected the guide to take us closer to the glacier than the public walkway would, but it didn't. It only took us on a parallel path that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we were disappointed that the heli hike was cancelled due to weather but very happy with our guide on the walk, he was quite knowledgeable, professional, and also funny

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing experience great to be able to get up to the glacier before it disappears. The glacier was very busy and at times it felt like a procession of tourists would have been nice to have an experience off the main tourist pathway, I would have liked to hike further onto the glacier. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our guide gave good detail about the area and awareness to us about changes seen at Fran's Josef recently. He handled picture-taking very well from us tourists! Love the patience and friendly personality

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