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Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Franz Josef
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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 January 28, 2014

We did the heli hike. 1st time in a helicopter, great experience. a fun ride there and back. spent about 2 hours on the glacier,very good to see and a easy hike. there were 2 children in the group that we went with and they had fun. There are plenty of discount books you can pick up. 10% discount was easy to find. at nearly £200 per person, our group saved £80.

Thank kevin b
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

very stunning view of the glacier but due to glacier melt was a hike to get to viewing platform...we were there after huge shower storm so water falls were just breath taking..on a sadder note you can see that the glacier is melting quickly...was happy to see what we did before its gone forever..

Thank YorkStWanderers
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went on an overcast/misty rainy day but it was it was still a lovely walk to the Glacier. There were waterfalls running and it was an adventure which was free!!

Thank Kaylene C
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

A must do for any intrepid traveler. Put on the crampons and venture up to the peak of the Glacier for some spectacular views.

NZ has some of the best scenery in the world and Franz Joseph didn't disappoint. If your lucky with the weather and Glacier movement then you might make it to the top.

I actually visited back in 2007 but wanted to share my experience with fellow Trip Advisors!

Thank VoyagerJC
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

The walk is challenging as the glaciers are quite high up but the views are astounding and well worth it!

Thank Martijn B
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