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Walking and Hiking

Glacier Valley Eco Tours   There’s a fine line between seeing and experiencing. To walk through a rugged, living landscape is exhilarating. To delve below the surface is sublime.    Guidebooks have their place, but… Read more
Flash, Bang, Wallop – What a Picture!  Geoff Marks   The unrivalled diversity of the natural landscapes in the Glacier Country region of New Zealand’s West Coast make it a Mecca for photographers. With an ever-changing… Read more
Okarito Lagoon – Jewel of the West  Geoff Marks   Located 130km south of Hokitika and about 30-minutes’ drive north of Franz Josef, Okarito is truly one of New Zealand’s most remarkable hidden gems.  Ōkārito… Read more
A Warm Welcome: Hiking the Copland Track  Geoff Marks   Westland Tai Poutini National Park lies at the heart of New Zealand’s largest stretch of wilderness. Covering 1,320km² the park extends from the top of… Read more
Jody Direen is a Tui Award winning International Recording Artist. Originally from Wanaka, she shares why she chooses to call Franz Josef Glacier home.   There is more than meets the eye in Franz Josef… Read more
Lake Gault is a gem that rivals nearby Lake Matheson. There are incredible sweeping views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Tasman and on a good day these will be reflected in the waters of Lake… Read more
Fox Glacier has some amazing family friendly walks catering to families of all abilities and ages. Look no further as we have compiled a list of the best family friendly walks in the beautiful South… Read more
Franz Josef Glacier holds a great selection of amazing family friendly walks!  There’s a walk to keep everyone entertained including children of all ages.   Look no further as we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the… Read more