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“Glacier valley walk”

Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Franz Josef
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Glacier valley walk”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

We signed up for half-day glacier hiking but had to cut short to just a valley walk as my parents could not manage the walk (pebbles and uncomfortable hiking shoes). Nonetheless, the view was great and our guide Sam was friendly and helpful too.

Visited December 2011
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“Great walk”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

A great 30 minute walk up to the terminal face of the glacier in the late evening is a must. Did not do a guided walk on the glacier itself but this is a very popular thing to do.

Visited January 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Wow this was something else!”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Never thought I would do this when I learnt about glaciers at school but we did it and I still can't get over the experience. Kids enjoyed it massively we even got c hance to go through a worm hole, a bit claustrophobic for some. The guides were excellent and the gear they provided was as described - a must do on any trip in the area!

Visited December 2011
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Highlight of NZ”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Thrilling!!! We went up to view it on foot, and next day went up with my wife in a helicopter. couldn't have been more inspiring or perfect. you have to go to this amazing place!

Visited December 2011
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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“Sweet as”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

I did ice climbing on the Franz joseph glacier, and it was amazing. The whole experience was sweet as. I didnt like that we stayed in the same spot the whole day, but the glacier changes everyday so its tricky for them to have a specific few spots to go to. Bring camera, and the Franz Joseph guides will tell you what else you should bring. All day event, unless you do the half day hike, which i heard sucks balls.

Visited December 2011
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