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Reconnect with nature by taking the kids exploring in the untamed, natural wilderness of Glacier Country. Whether it’s unstructured play in a glacier valley, rainforest or beach or part of an organised activity, there are plenty of family friendly experiences in Glacier Country. Some activities are age restricted, so double check with each individual operator below.

Shoot undercover with total protection from any rain, in a building designed especially for the environment and customer's shooting experience.  Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting offer one of only a few 'all-weather' activities in Franz Josef and it's action-packed.

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If you have the attitude, we have the altitude! This is Tandem Skydiving at its absolute best.

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Glacier Helicopters West Coast, pioneered glacier and snow landings in New Zealand in 1970. Since then they have enabled thousands of visitors to interact and enjoy some of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world.

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A short scenic drive* from Franz Josef, a tour of the Okarito lagoon and rainforest waterways transports visitors to a place untouched by the passage of time.

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Mountain Helicopters is a small private company offering value based fares. They fly from both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier and their emphasis is on personal service catering to the needs of small groups, families and individuals.

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Join the crew for a kayak or SUP adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier!  Enjoy open water panoramic views before navigating through the rainforest-clad streams of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.

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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 Glaciers.

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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 going to skydive you might as well have a jaw dropping view in the background'.

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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 Glaciers.

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Nestled in lush rainforest, the Glacier Hot Pools are a haven of natural tranquility and the perfect way for visitors to unwind and experience a blissful state of pure relaxation.

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White Heron Sanctuary Tours is the original and only tour to visit New Zealand’s only White Heron nesting site. For over 28 years the Arnold family have been delighting visitors by sharing this world class attraction with them.

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Okarito Kayaks is a small family owned kayak business offering freedom rental and guided kayaking trips on the Okarito Lagoon.

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The Helicopter Line has been offering scenic helicopter flights from Fox Glacier village for over 30 years. Their spectacular flights allow people with limited time to ‘get away from it all’ and experience an area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.

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

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Glacier Country Lake Tours in Franz Josef Glacier offers sightseeing Eco-Cruises, Fishing Charters and Guided Walks on the beautiful Lake Mapourika.

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Glacier Helicopters West Coast, pioneered glacier and snow landings in New Zealand in 1970. Since then they have enabled thousands of visitors to interact and enjoy some of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world.

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Glacier Valley Eco Tours provide a 3 hour return guided nature walk, through native rainforest and up the Glacier Valley river bed. Their tours are especially designed for clients who want to learn about the wonders of this incredible natural environment.

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Air Safaris will take you on an unforgettable 50 minute (allow 1 hour) scenic flightseeing tour of the awe inspiring Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland World Heritage Parks – over 200 kilometres of New Zealand’s most stunning alpine scenery.

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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. 

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From the Glacier Country Scenic Flights base beside the Whataroa River guests will fly into this magical alpine environment, experiencing lush sub-tropical rainforest, amazing rivers of ice, alpine snowfields and a multitude of stunning peaks including New Zealand’s highest mountains, Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.

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Mountain Helicopters is a small private company offering value based fares. They fly from both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier and their emphasis is on personal service catering to the needs of small groups, families and individuals.

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Experience the adventure of riding through rain forest tracks, river and grassland areas complete with a glacial backdrop.

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Eco Rafting, Specialist White Water Rafting Tours in New Zealand South Island, Multi Day Adventures, Heli Rafting on the best rivers in New Zealand.

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The Helicopter Line has been offering scenic helicopter flights from Fox Glacier village for over 30 years. Their spectacular flights allow people with limited time to ‘get away from it all’ and experience an area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.

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Glacier Country Helicopter Ltd is a locally family owned and operated helicopter company.

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