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To fully experience Glacier Country, you need to immerse yourself in the landscape. It is not until you make footprints on a high alpine snow field, journey deep into the towering rainforests, explore the blue ice caves of the glaciers, tackle a trout on a beautiful lake, jetboat up a glacial river, or contemplate the mountain reflections in Lake Matheson that you will truly encounter our wilderness.

Choose from Glacier Country adventures, including guided glacier walks, kayaking, kiwi encounters, quad biking, off-road buggies, tandem skydiving and white-water rafting. There is also a range of scenic flights (helicopter or fixed wing, with or without snow landings), horse treks, hot pools, boat trips, kayaking and more.  The diverse range of activities in and around Fox Glacier & Franz Josef is available all year round.

Here you will find details of tourism operators in Okarito, Whataroa, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef who will ensure that  you  experience the very best of Glacier Country.

Heliservices - Fox Glac...

Experience the true untouched beauty and awe inspiring scenery of New Zealand’s South Island with...
Experience the true untouched beauty and awe inspiring scenery of New Zealand’s South Island with an exciting scenic helicopter flight and snow landing on the majestic Fox and Franz Josef...

The Helicopter Line - F...

Experience the true untouched beauty and awe inspiring scenery of New Zealand’s West Coast. It's a...
Experience the true untouched beauty and awe inspiring scenery of New Zealand’s West Coast. It's a wild place known for clear, sparkling rivers and lush rainforests; creeping glaciers and geological treasures....

Fox Glacier Valley Walk

This walk will take you about one hour return, depending on where the safety barriers...
This walk will take you about one hour return, depending on where the safety barriers are. The Fox Glacier is the largest and longest of the spectacular West Coast glaciers....

Mountain Helicopters - ...

Mountain Helicopters is a small private company offering value based fares. We fly from both Fox...
Mountain Helicopters is a small private company offering value based fares. We fly from both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Our emphasis is on personal service catering to the needs of...

Te Weheka Walkway/Cycle...

Walk or cycle through bush from Fox Glacier Township to the Fox Glacier car park....
Walk or cycle through bush from Fox Glacier Township to the Fox Glacier car park.  This is a shared-use track. 8.4 km return via same track.  Walking 2 hrs 20 mins...

Lake Wombat Track Franz...

This is an easy forest walk that will lead you to Lake Wombat, a bush...
This is an easy forest walk that will lead you to Lake Wombat, a bush enclosed tarn at the foot of Alex Knob. This is a kettle lake that was...

Ice Walks - Franz Josef...

The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West...
The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers. From its origins high in the Southern Alps, the Franz Josef Glacier descends deep...

West Coast Wildlife Cen...

The West Coast Wildlife Centre is centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier Village. It is the...
The West Coast Wildlife Centre is centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier Village. It is the official home to the breeding and incubation progarmme of the rowi kiwi. Found only in...

Minnehaha Walk Fox Glac...

This easy all-weather track is well graded and sheltered by the moss strewn forest and...
This easy all-weather track is well graded and sheltered by the moss strewn forest and a wealth of ferns. The track is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, and takes about 20...

Okarito Kayaks

Okarito Kayaks is a small family owned kayak business offering freedom rental and guided kayaking trips...
Okarito Kayaks is a small family owned kayak business offering freedom rental and guided kayaking trips on the Okarito Lagoon. Kayaking is by far the best way to enjoy the flora, fauna...

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