Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier

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Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier - Address

Address: 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7859, New Zealand

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Time Required: 05:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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A ‘gem of New Zealand’s West Coast Glacier’ – that’s how Franz Josef Glacier is always defined. Adjectives like magnificent, glorious, splendid falls short when it comes in defining this glacier.  And a sight of this beautiful glacier will convince you that it is indeed the most impressive place you will ever find all around the world.

If you wish to explore the eternal beauty of this glacier, you need to do few hardworks. You can either opt for guided ice walk or hiking tour to experience this thrilling adventure. Else, aerial tours are also available to admire the glacier from few thousandfeet above the ground. So, as mentioned before about the hard work, it will definitely pay off when you reach your destination.

Apart from these adventurous tours, there are few other tourist spots located close to the glacier. One such popular place is Franz Josef Glacier Village where you can stay by explore this world heritage site.

Franz Josef Glacier Information

  • Wear sturdy shoes as you need to walk a lot.
  • Bring all the necessary equipment to walk on the glacier.

Franz Josef Glacier Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Franz Josef Glacier Opening and Closing Hours

  • Early morning hours are the best time to visit the glacier.

How To reach Franz Josef Glacier by Public Transport

  • By helicopter

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  • Well organized and professionally operated tour including return helicopter ride to/from the Glacier and guided hike on Glacier. 4 hours activity. Guide makes new paths on the way when necessary. Lendig hiking equipments are included. You can taste Glacier water or ice. Sun glass you must bring. Apply Sun block.

  • Great hot pools using glacier water (chlorine added). But very relaxing on a child wet day

  • Make sure to leave room in your itinerary for multiple days - unfortunately they have to cancel the Heli-Hike A LOT due to weather conditions. We missed out because we only had one day allocated but the crew is super professional and quick with refunds to make sure you can get on to your replacement activity as quickly as possible. Make sure to have a plan B prepared as well.

  • Very warm, welcome brunch of people and they have amazing services to provide! Hikes, Heli Sight-seeing Rides/Hikes and some wonderful Hot pools to go in after that's all been done 😄

  • A rare 5 star rating. The day was clear and sunny, guide was superb, very well run operation. I understand we were lucky as often flights get cancelled due to bad weather. Put this on your bucket list but allow a few days in the region in case your hike is rescheduled.

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