The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers. Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
Heli Tour and Guided Ice Cave Tour
The rugged West Coast is hemmed between the Tasman Sea and the imposing Southern Alps, making for spectacular contrasts in the surrounding scenery. Franz Josef Glacier, found in the stunning Westland National Park, is one of the most spectacular glaciers in this region. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight over the glacier with a unique guided walk amongst the ice caves, pinnacles and seracs of this pristine, alpine environment. You’ll see the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow from above and then up close, on an unforgettable guided walk.
From $353 per person
Franz Glacier with Snow Landing
Sweep above Westland National Park as you explore the Franz Josef Glacier to 6000’ before landing in the snow to enjoy exceptional views of the majestic Southern Alps.
From $183 per person
Glacier Hot Pools
Private Pools: A totally unique, romantic, oasis in the rainforest! Glacier Hot Pools, private pools are set back on the property and surrounded by the majestic rainforest, offering the very best in seclusion. The private pools have their own changing facilities with towels provided, as well as complimentary entry into the public pools. The fresh glacier water for the private pools is re-filtered after every use.
From $37 per person
Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike
Your Helihike today features a 10 minute helicopter flight to Franz Josef icefall Glacier landing and pickup and a 2 hour hike amongst glacial ice formations with professional and experienced guides. All equipment provided (glacier boots, Talonz, socks, an ice axe, waterproof jacket).