DOC News / Safety & Community
The New Zealand Department of Conservation undertake a large variety of conservation services throughout South Westland. Their informative Franz Josef Glacier Waiau area office is one of their hubs of activity.
A visit to their Franz Josef Glacier Waiau Area Office is a must for any visitor. Here you will learn about the human, geographical and animal history along with what is happening now in this rich landscape.
Visit their regional web page for up to date mountain safety information, walking track, kiwi recovery programme info and how you can engage with the great outdoors
Planning on visiting the Fox and Franz glacier valleys?
Visiting the glaciers can be an exciting experience but it involves visiting a dynamic but sometimes dangerous environment where ice and rock falls, river surges, river flooding can occur.
Check out Department of Conservation website to learn how to keep yourself safe.
Check out the Franz Josef Glacier Waiau area office lattest newsletter.