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Franz Josef Glacier

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Address: | Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0763
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07:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:30
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US$54.48*
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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US$83.53*
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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US$174.32*
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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Breathtaking! Must Do

Must must must do! the glacier was so beautiful I couldn't capture that kind of beauty on my camera. Took a scenic helicopter flight here with a 15 minute snow landing and it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must must must do! the glacier was so beautiful I couldn't capture that kind of beauty on my camera. Took a scenic helicopter flight here with a 15 minute snow landing and it was expensive but worth every penny spent. The view was gorgeous and the feeling of soaring higher above the glacier and mountain tips was magical. Definitely recommend... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sadly our visit was during a very wet, cloudy and cold two day period. We did manage to catch glimpses of the glacier and it was beautiful. Easy walk from the car park down to the viewing area

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked the glacier trail on a reasonable day. Take your raincoat and gloves just in cases, we had sunshine, and rain but the sight of the glacier at the end was worth it. Good walking shoes a must, lots to see on the way, waterfalls, landslides and great scenery.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our whole family loved the Glacier. We did a few of the walks around there and each one was superb. Definitely worth a visit

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a very easy and beautiful walk up to the glacier! We were a bit unlucky since we couldn't go on a helikopter tour, which probably is the best way to experience this area!! They couldn't fly in this bad weather!! But it was still great and nice!! But bring good clothing, raincoats and so on!! You will never... More 

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Thank Ankan2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

1,5 hrs return trail to the view point where you can see the glacier. They won't allow tou to get too close because of risks due to falling ice and rocks. Unfortunately the weather did not allow us to see the glacier whole, but it was still awesome.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our helicopter tour was cancelled due to weather (company was very professional about the whole process), so we went on our own to do the valley hike on a wet & chilly day. Make sure to pack a raincoat and appropriate pants (ie. NOT jeans). While you can see the main glacier (rapidly eroding back) at the very end.... towards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked up a trail to a viewing station to see the tip of the Franz Josef glacier and the spontaneous cascades that appear after a rain. From that distance, the glacier appeared less blue and mostly white, like the beard of Austria's Emperor Franz Josef. We have seen the dramatic works of the glaciers over the centuries all over... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy to park and quietly walk about 20 mins past stunning waterfall , amazing moss covered rocks and revealing a view of the glacier that was fantastic. It has receded dramatically over the years but still WORTH THE WALK even if rainy

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cloudy, no mountain to see. Glacier just a pile of snow on the valley after a long walk. No nice spectacular drive at all for us along the west coast from haast till Westport I don't understand the rave.

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