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“A long walk but worth every step”

Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Westland Tai Poutini National Park, renowned for its Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and the beautiful walks from 5 minutes to 8 hours that you can do in this area to view these amazing ice features, native forest, wildlife and waterfalls.
Reviewed November 17, 2012

From the car park the walk is superb. It is one of those walks where the destination seems never to get any closer. In the distance stands the glacier and step after step it seems never to come closer. The distraction which keep you focused are stunning water falls, rock formations and rushing rivers. Do not turn round, walk to the end it is a fantastic site to behold.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Our guides Scott and Loui were enthusiastic, informative and interactive. The pace was easy and the experience was stunning. Gives a sample of the greater experiences possible on the glacier.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We knew the weather could be fickle and change quickly, but thought we had cracked it with sun on our arrival in Franz with promise of more to come. However our day was grim until 5:00 pm when persistence paid off and we got the only flight out. It was worth the wait and an experience never to be forgotten.

Thank DandPAustralia
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Highlight of whole NZ trip, because of the helicopter experience. A must do and if possible include Fox glacier and Mount Cook.

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

What an experience. If you have never been on a glacier, definitely do this. Either hiking or climbing or go up by helicopter - it's all fantastic. Once a life time experience

Thank Beatrice S
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