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Things To Do In the Rain

Glacier Country is set amongst some of New Zealand’s oldest untouched native rainforests and the most dynamic flowing Glaciers and rivers in the world!  The scenic backdrop of the tallest peaks in New Zealand create a big uplift of warm air that flows off the Tasman coast.  As that warm air lifts it creates RAIN – the main ingredient for our lush temperate environment!

Rain brings the rainforest to life and creates a beautiful, uniquely West Coast setting.  There’s an abundance of enjoyable things to do in the rain here, so let’s have a look…

 

The Glacier Shop in Franz Josef is the booking hub for Fox Glacier Guiding and the perfect place to purchase gifts and mementos to delight visitors and their friends back home.

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White Heron Sanctuary Tours (Est 1987) is the original and only tour to visit New Zealand’s only White Heron nesting site. For over 30 years the Arnold family have been delighting visitors by sharing this world class attraction with them.

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Te Koha is a family run workshop and gallery space where you can carve your own

special piece of Aotearoa (NZ).

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Hidden in one of the most beautiful locations in the world the Waiho Hot Tubs in Franz Josef Glacier is the perfect way to unwind. Enjoy the nature while indulging in your own private wood fired hot tub.

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Kayak, Cruise or Fish on Lake Mapourika - or enjoy a thrilling off road quad bike adventure!  

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The West Coast Wildlife Centre is centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier Village and is one of the most popular indoor attractions on the West Coast. 

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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 Whataroa, on the West Coast of the Southern Alps of New Zealand.  

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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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Located in the Matheson Cafe, ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery showcases carefully selected, contemporary NZ made products in a modern and relaxing shopping environment.

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Glacier Valley Eco Tours provide many informative guided nature tours in Glacier Country. Their tours are especially designed for clients who want to learn about the wonders of this incredible natural environment.

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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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Westland Wonderland 40 minute HELIMAX movie, Franz Josef Cinema

James Scott and Videographer Dean Trolle have combined to create the most amazing HELIMAX cinema experience of South Westland

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Things to do

Things To Do In the Rain