The access road and tracks can be closed due to rock falls or flooded rivers, and glacier viewpoints may be hundreds of metres from the face of the glacier. Learn more about us here. Duration: Walking and tramping 2 hr / Mountain biking 1 hr Distance: 8.7 km return via same track The trail is considered a must-do on any South Island itinerary. Franz JosefGlacier Valley Walk (1h30min return) Walk through a breathtaking glacial valley to a viewpoint before the Franz Josef terminal face.

We offer a range of glacier hiking tours and experiences that will get you up close to the ice. Experience Franz Josef Glacier in all its natural glory on a Franz Joesf Glacier guided walk. Review for: Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk (FJ002) was a great walk! Five minutes into the walk there is a small up hill climb to a good observation point to take photos of the Waiho valley and up to the Glacier. Each day prior to the first commercial tour, our guides inspect the glacier and cut large step-lines and walking tracks.

This relaxing, interpretive walk to the glacier is the perfect opportunity to learn the role of the Franz Josef Glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape. the Glacier valley walk is good to try, but the weather of the day we are there is not good, raining and cold, we need to walk with quite a heavy gear, so horrible. Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere is a 12 km (7.5 mi) long temperate maritime glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.Together with the Fox Glacier 20 km (12 mi) to the south, and a third glacier, it descends from the Southern Alps to less than 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level. Stick to the trail formed on the rocky riverbed and stay behind the barriers. For more ways to see the glacier, check out5 Franz Josef Glacier Must-Dos. The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers.Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability. Snake Bite Brewery super views of the Glacier from around 750m away. The weather can change at any time. Your Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed following the glacier’s path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Walk or cycle through bush from Franz Josef township to the Franz Josef Glacier car park. Ngā mihi, nui mō tēnei rā Georgia Franz JosefGlacier Valley Walk (1h30min return) Walk through a breathtaking glacial valley to a viewpoint before the Franz Josef terminal face. Review for: Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk the Glacier valley walk is good to try, but the weather of the day we are there is not good, raining and cold, we need to walk with quite a heavy gear, so horrible.

1. From Franz Josef Glacier Guides Valley Walk - 3 Hours . The walk to the glacier is an easy hike and is around 4km return.

From the Franz Josef Glacier car park, make your way to the information board then follow the path to the right. Franz Josef Glacier Guides. Kia ora Isah, Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we appreciate your feedback. The walk features the beautiful Trident Falls. Review for: Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk the Glacier valley walk is good to try, but the weather of the day we are there is not good, raining and cold, we need to walk with quite a heavy gear, so horrible. On this day trip from Franz Josef experience New Zealand's stunning nature of the Franz Josef Glacier.

COVID-19 Update - As a result of the impact of COVID-19, including the ongoing border closure we are currently closed. On this day trip from Franz Josef experience New Zealand's stunning nature of the Franz Josef Glacier. however, the tour guide is so nice, will give detailed explanation on the tour and keep chatting with you, so happy to have a hot pool experience after cold trails to Glacier.