Things to do
Guided Glacier Hikes
Walking on a glacier is a once in a lifetime experience and Glacier Country is world-famous for its glacier hikes. Guided tours take visitors by helicopter onto Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers and provide all the equipment and expertise to help you safely explore spectacular ice caves, arches and other glacier formations.
There are also guided eco hikes available up both glacier valleys to safely explore the stunning environment while getting close to the glacier without walking on the ice.
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.
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.
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.