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Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Glacier Valley Eco Tours provide a 3 hour return guided nature walk, through native rainforest & up the Glacier Valley river bed. Our tours are especially designed for clients who want to learn about the wonders of this incredible natural environment. We can tailor-make tours to suit individuals, couples, family groups and tour parties.  We provide small group informative personalised tours, off the beaten path from the main track (Franz Josef & Fox Glacier only).

Your NZ 'Kiwi' guide will keep you captivated with an amazing interpretation of glaciation, geology and the natural history of this incredibly dynamic environment.  We are a family-friendly company, all ages and abilities are well catered for.

All Guided tours include:
  • Free hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate) & biscuit
  • Raincoat/overtrousers and large umbrellas to keep you dry
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation
  • Walking poles for use
  • Baby carrier (Macpac Backpack up to 20kgs)
Half Day & Full Day Guided Tours are available to:
  • Franz Josef Glacier (3 hr $75; 8 hr full day $180)
  • Fox Glacier (3 hrs $75 per person)
  • Lake Matheson (3 hrs $75.00)
  • Okarito beach & Lagoon (3 hr $75; 8 hr full day $180)
  • Franz/Fox/Lake Matheson Full day Combo Tour $180  Adults (not recommended for children under 12 years) - visit all three of these most popular destinations - all in one day!
  • Fox Glacier & Lake Matheson Combo Tour $130 adults $65.00 children 10- 15 yrs.

Lunch Packs available

Children 3 and under free of charge

Booking and more information:

P: 0800 925 586

Our office is located in Franz Josef Glacier township on the Main Road next to Full of Beans Cafe

Scott Base Information Centre

20 Main Road, SH6
Franz Josef Glacier South Westland NZ

cell +64 21 880 458



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