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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.

Roberts Point Track Fra...

This walk takes around five hours return from the Franz Josef Glacier carpark. It climbs...
This walk takes around five hours return from the Franz Josef Glacier carpark. It climbs via a rocky track and multiple swing bridges to a high viewpoint above Franz Josef...

Glacier Helicopters - F...

New Zealand is home to spectacular mountain peaks, deep mysterious lakes and creeping, icy glaciers....
New Zealand is home to spectacular mountain peaks, deep mysterious lakes and creeping, icy glaciers. This is the perfect environment for flying in, walking on the Fox Glacier. The rugged...

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....

Across Country Quad Bik...

Experience the adventure of riding through rain forest tracks, river and grassland areas complete with...
Experience the adventure of riding through rain forest tracks, river and grassland areas complete with a glacial backdrop, in our unique location on the West Coast. Tucked under the majestic...

Sentinel Rock Walk Fran...

Sentinel Rock offers the best view of the Franz Josef Glacier for the least amount...
Sentinel Rock offers the best view of the Franz Josef Glacier for the least amount of effort. In military speak a sentinel is a guard who stands watch over a...

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...

Lake Matheson Fox Glaci...

This is one of the easiest and most popular walks on the West Coast and...
This is one of the easiest and most popular walks on the West Coast and is suitable for people of all abilities and fitness. The 2.6 kilometre circuit around the...

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...

Fox Glacier Guiding

Enjoy a breathtaking guided glacier walk onto the world famous Fox Glacier with New Zealand's...
Enjoy a breathtaking guided glacier walk onto the world famous Fox Glacier with New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company. We offer walks and ice adventures to suit all fitness...

Skydive Franz

Skydive Franz  Skydive Franz is one of only nine skydiving companies to make the Red Bull...
Skydive Franz  Skydive Franz is one of only nine skydiving companies to make the Red Bull list of the Most Insane Places to Skydive in the World, stating that if you’re...

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