Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

Take a walk through dramatic landscapes
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  • Spend three hours on a guided interpretive walk in the Franz Josef Glacier Valley
  • Learn about this impressive natural phenomenon with some of New Zealand's best hiking guides
  • Walk on exclusive trails and past the Waiho River bed to see the terminal face of the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Relax with your complimentary Glacier Hot Pools pass after your hike

What to expect

Be prepared for a morning or afternoon of dramatic scenery and changing landscape on your 3 hour guided Franz Josef Glacier Valley walk. This tour is suitable for all ages (above 6) and fitness levels, as each walk is tailored towards each group. Rated as one of New Zealand's best hiking trails, you'll learn about the history and nature of the Franz Josef Glacier from your knowledgable guides and why the glacier is at its greatest state of change. Starting from the Waiho River bed, you'll follow the glacier towards its terminal face for jaw-dropping views. After your hike, you can unwind and relax with your complimentary pass at the nearby Glacier Hot Pools.

Franz Josef Glacier
Led by expert guides, the Franz Joseph walk is a great chance to immerse yourself in a World Heritage listed area
Franz Josef Glacier Valley Guided Walk
The Franz Josef Valley hike is suitable for families and children above 6 years old
Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
Learn about the changing glacial environment throughout the walk
Franz Josef Glacier Valley
Walking through the Valley you’ll be astounded by the dramatic terminal face and impressive glaciers
Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pool
Relax and warm up after the valley walk in a glacier hot pool


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