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When you hear the word 'glacier', you know you're in for a snowy adventure! Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier are two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers, filled with deep valleys and an array of natural wonders. One of the most popular activities here is a multi-day hike across the frozen landscape. If you're up for it, you can even learn the basics of ice climbing for some element of adventure. For those who prefer something a bit more laid back, take a walk through the Franz Josef Glacier Valley to enjoy some dramatic landscapes and great photo backdrops.

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Majestic Natural Wonder

Experience the huge valleys of ice that extend well below the snowline and revel in the excitement of walking on one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers

Frozen Formations

Go on a scenic hike, learn basic ice climbing, and even hop on a thrilling helicopter ride across the renowned Fox & Franz Josef Glacier

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About Fox & Franz Josef Glacier

When you hear the word 'glacier', you know you're in for a snowy adventure! Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier are two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers, filled with deep valleys and an array of natural wonders.


One of the most popular activities here is a multi-day hike across the frozen landscape. If you're up for it, you can even learn the basics of ice climbing for some element of adventure. For those who prefer something a bit more laid back, take a walk through the Franz Josef Glacier Valley to enjoy some dramatic landscapes and great photo backdrops.

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Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    17° 12°

  • MAR - MAY
    16°

  • JUN - AUG
    10°

  • SEP - NOV
    14°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +12:00

  • Currency
    New Zealand Dollar

    1USD = 1.45NZD

  • Best Time To Visit
    • JUN - AUG

      Good winter weather

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POPULAR ACTIVITIES IN FOX & FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER