Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier

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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About Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier

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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Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier Reviews

  • Great experience. I did the guided valley walk up to the glacier and all I can say is wow. The views were fantastic and our guide Hamish was full of great info about the local flora, fauna and geography. Bring snacks though because it's a bit of a trek up to the glacier itself (well as far as they'll let you go!)

  • Absolutely amazing experience. The walk along the glacier is incredible and the helicopter ride is fun too. The guides are really professional and make sure you are safe at all times. Eat beforehand because there isn't much time to stop for a snack up there if you take your own food.

  • Great experience although the walk on the glacier could have lasted a bit longer. Our guide was very helpful and entertaining. Awesome short helicopter flight. All in all: great although a bit pricey.

  • We wanted to go kayaking near Franz Josef so we made a reservation online two days beforehand. We got the on time and the group left right on time as well. Equipment was provided and we had an excellent time. I only wish that more single kayaks were available, as we were forced to paddle a double. The guide was professional and informative. Highly recommended.

  • Great day out on the glacier, and worth doing once. However, I was expecting more from the experience - there were no blue ice caves to walk into, no challenging sections, the helicopters were in and out with new trips so you never felt that isolated, and the helicopter ride to the glacier could have been a bit more scenic other than the quick trip to get to the ice. I don't know know, I was just expecting to be more blown away! Can't fault the guides though, Megan was awesome - passionate and knowledgeable. The trip was smoothly run and went without incident.

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