West Coast Guided Nature Walk | Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk & Hot Pools

West Coast Guided Nature Walk | Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk & Hot Pools

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. After a short walk through the regenerating rainforest, the trip continues along the glacier valley with your guide calling stops to explain the unique features of the Franz Josef Glacier and its surroundings.

With the emphasis more on geographical information and the glacier's history, you're able to venture beyond the public barriers and right up to the dramatic terminal face of this advancing glacier with your experienced and knowledgeable guide.

Please Note: This trip does not take you onto the ice. For an adventure on the ice consider our Franz Josef Glacier Heli & Hot Pools.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature tours & Walks
From: West Coast Glaciers to West Coast Glaciers
Price:
From (NZD) $75 per person
Duration: 3 Hour
Tour Code: GVW

Inclusions

All equipment provided - socks and sturdy boots (or you have the option to wear your own hiking boots), waterproof over-trousers, jacket & also woollen hats and gloves if required
Spectacular views & informative commentary
Admission to the Glacier Hot Pools

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Franz Josef
  • Departure Time: 10.15am and 2.15pm (Please nominate on booking)
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Return Details: Concludes at original point of departure
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

What To Bring

  • 2-4 warm upper body layers ideally woollen or polypro (no cotton)
  • Quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans)
  • Food & drink for the day
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, backpack

General Information

  • Small groups. Minimum 4 passengers and a maximum of 13 passengers per guide
  • Minimum age is 6 years and must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
  • Food and drinks are excluded
  • If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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West Coast Guided Nature Walk | Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk & Hot Pools
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: GVW
From (NZD) $75 per person
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