Franz Josef Glacier

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  • Address: 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7859, New Zealand
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure

Franz Josef Glacier - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Franz Josef Glacier

  • Franz Josef Glacier Address: 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7859, New Zealand
  • Franz Josef Glacier Timing: 24-hrs
  • Franz Josef Glacier Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Franz Josef Glacier(preferred time): 06:00 am - 09:00 am
  • Time required to visit Franz Josef Glacier: 05:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Franz Josef Glacier

  • 95% of people who visit Franz Josef Glacier include Franz Josef Glacier in their plan

  • 58.85% of people start their Franz Josef Glacier visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Franz Josef Glacier

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

89.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Franz Josef Glacier

People normally club together Tatare Tunnels Walk and West Coast Wildlife Centre while planning their visit to Franz Josef Glacier.

People also prefer to start their day with Franz Josef Glacier.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Amazing tour and real friendly and engaging tour guides but the cloths provided were extremely stinky. So get to see all these incredible ice formations but always with that sweaty smell... so if you can, just bring your own jacket. The ones provided aren’t even anything special. “Weather proof” sounded like something special designed for the glacier but really they’re just using standard (quite over used) jackets from Kathmandu/MacPak.

  • The glacier is fast moving, so don’t expect ice caves. It’s more walking in the crevices. The staff are friendly and look after you well. Their can be a bit of waiting around at times but you’re in a beautiful place. Well worth going to the hot pools after. Great day out.

  • Great day out. The day itself was very cloudy so they decided to charge us for the short trip and if things changed they would do the longer trip and charge us afterwards. It was very professional. Lovely friendly staff and the views are incredible!! Highly recommend. A must see when you are on the south island. Best experience of New Zealand.

  • It is wonderful here. unfortunately we could not make the helicopter flight because of bad weather (so I was not sad), so we explored the area by car and on foot. it was worth it.

  • Thanks a lot for my tour guide "Jara" today, he is very friendly and nice to introduce knowledge to us. Also take care well to my parents during the valley walk. So appreciated!

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