The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers. Franz Josef Glacier Guides offers a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability. 

From its origins high in the Southern Alps, the Franz Josef Glacier descends deep into the lush rainforest of Westland's National Park, offering guests the opportunity to explore the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world.

Franz Josef Glacier Guides offers a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability. Including:

  • Glacier Valley Walk (Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools public pool entry included)
  • Heli Hiking (Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools public pool entry included)
  • Heli Ice Climbing (Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools public pools entry included)

All guests will be equipped with the very best in quality equipment to explore this spectacular terrain in comfort and safety. Combining traditional guiding techniques unique to New Zealand with modern innovations they are able to access glacier terrain normally only seen by experienced mountaineers.

The staff at Franz Josef Glacier Guides are committed to providing the most spectacular and rewarding glacier trips available.

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Address: Glacier Base, 63 Cron St, Franz Josef Get Directions