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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.

Across Country Quad Bik...

Tucked under the majestic Southern Alps on New Zealand's rugged untamed West Coast sits Franz...
Tucked under the majestic Southern Alps on New Zealand's rugged untamed West Coast sits Franz Josef village and the magnificent Franz Josef glacier offering spectacular mountain views & dense rain forest. Experience...

Air Safaris Franz Josef

‘The Grand Traverse’ scenic flight offers you the best value for money experience of this...
‘The Grand Traverse’ scenic flight offers you the best value for money experience of this majestic area. Air Safaris will take you on an unforgettable 50 minute (allow 1 hour) scenic...

Petr Hlavacek Gallery

Petr Hlavacek Gallery is a purpose built destination gallery on a 5.5 acre property.  It...
Petr Hlavacek Gallery is a purpose built destination gallery on a 5.5 acre property.  It is nestled in a secluded setting at mountain foothills, outside of the small village of...

Swing Bridge Walk Fox G...

This carefully graded short walk allows you to capture stunning views of the Fox Glacier...
This carefully graded short walk allows you to capture stunning views of the Fox Glacier and cross a historic swing bridge. Location The track can be accessed from the Chalet Lookout car...

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...

Douglas Walk Franz Jose...

The Douglas Walk is a wide, well graded path that leads you over glacial landforms...
The Douglas Walk is a wide, well graded path that leads you over glacial landforms that are over three and a half thousand years old. Charlie Douglas was a well...

Okarito Nature Tours

Okarito Nature Tours is a small family owned kayak business offering freedom rental and guided...
Okarito Nature Tours 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...

Gillespies & Galway...

There are a number of short walks that will take you to mining relics and...
There are a number of short walks that will take you to mining relics and a miner’s cemetery at Gillespie’s Beach. Gold was discovered at Gillespie’s Beach in 1865, and...

Heliservices - Franz Jo...

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...

Callery-Waiho Walk Fran...

The Callery-Waiho walk is an engrossing track that takes about two and a half hours...
The Callery-Waiho walk is an engrossing track that takes about two and a half hours one way. Follow the footsteps of the old gold miners to the Franz Josef Glacier....

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