Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

A fascinating guided walk through native forest, alongside a mighty riverbed and right up close to the glacier face. Be stunned at the size and powerful stature of this quiet giant.

Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

The Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the impressive Waiho River bed, following the glacier's path as it winds its way through this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier's history and see what this majestic giant leaves behind.

Near the terminal face, after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the glacier’s rapidly changing terminal face.

This leisurely and informative journey can be tailored to suit most abilities and interests, so no trip is ever the same. Accessing some exclusive trails and including great storytelling from your experienced and well-trained guide, there has never been a more extraordinary time to visit the Franz Josef Glacier.

Please note, this tour does not take you onto the ice.

Tour Type: Activity
From: Franz Josef to Franz Josef
Departs: Daily
Duration: Allow 4 hours
Tour Code: DWHO03

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Franz Josef

Tour Inclusions

  • Experienced guide
  • Ground transport
  • A raincoat if required


Season Adult Child  
1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 $82 NZD $67 NZD Enquire / Book
Departure: Tours depart at 10.15am & 2.15pm.

Children: Child (6 - 16 years).

Please note: minimum age is 6 years.

What to bring:
  • 2-4 warm upper body layers ideally woollen or polypro (not cotton)
  • Quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans)
  • Food and drink for the day
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
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