Franz Josef Glacier tour

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34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand
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Franz Josef Glacier tour - Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier tour - wave rocks
Franz Josef Glacier tour - wave rocks
Franz Josef Glacier tour - the shape of the glacier changes from week to week...so the guides always have to find new ways.

Franz Josef Glacier tour Reviews

lefan lefan
1 reviews
great glacier tour Jun 04, 2011
We liked this tour very much.

The guide was friendly and a little bit crazy ;-)

I think there were two options, a shorter and a longer tour. We booked the long tour with 4 hours on the ice. Do not book the shorter tour, you need the time to enjoy it!

It was not cheap but definitely worth it.
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merietje007 merietje…
15 reviews
Carving out ice while you walk -lovely Oct 04, 2010
If you want to explore the glaciers on the West Coast, I'd do a full day tour on Franz Josef Glacier.

After a long walk you get to the ice line where you put on your crampons and start walking the ice. The good thing about a whole day is that you get a decent amount of hours on the ice (about 5 i think) as opposed to the 2 you get on a half day walk.

You'll be very tired after your day out, but go chill out in the hot springs and all your worries are gone :-).
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kiwiasli kiwiasli
6 reviews
Oct 12, 2007
The glacier tour was great and a lot of fun!

Franz Josef is just a little town on the west coast of New Zealand with 300 inhabitants.But it has a nice atmosphere and also several comforable hostels.

We decided to hike the Franz Josef glacier and we also thought we were fit enough to do the full day trip.

I'm so happy we did this full day trip because otherwise you just don't see the real beauty of this glacier.The higher you hike the more you get to see different shapes and the really blue ice!

The guide was great and while guiding us, she also told the old Maori stories about this place.

We had a lot of luck with the weather, sunshine and almost no clouds which is rare in this area!

But this made our trip even more amazing and the view from the top takes your breath away!
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