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Westland Tai Poutini National Park, renowned for its Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and the beautiful walks from 5 minutes to 8 hours that you can do in this area to view these amazing ice features, native forest, wildlife and waterfalls.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Glacier Access Road | Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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We did a small hike to get to see the Glacier. The hike was easy and nice. They are boards along the way explaining the evolution and melting of the glacier and giving advise as to how we can act to protect and preserve our...More
Driving around south Island in New Zealand you find a lot of options, and amazing places. One of them, The glaciers of Franz Josep one of the favorites. 4 hours north of Queenstown, you will find an small town with the same name. 4 kilometers...More
This is a relatively easy hike with great views of the glacier. You pass some waterfalls up close which is great for taking photographs. There are some in formative signs showing just how much the glacier has retreated over the years. I would recommend wearing...More
Impressions of views in this area are very much influenced by weather conditions. Fortunately, the sun was shining that day and it was warm enough to go in shorts and t-shirts. Of course, the view is great along the path. The glacier itself has retreated...More
Well worth the time and effort to go up the trail to see the glazier. The glaziers are smaller than those from Alaska or Banf national park but unique in their own way by having a very steep drop from the ice field on top...More
Amazing walk from the car park up to the Glacier...fascinating to see the glacier and the effects it has had on the surrounding countryside and river bed. Geology explained visually. Track can be narrow in places but safe and sense of achievement when you reach...More
Franz Josef is best option for visit to the glacier. There are several organised trips that can be booked from the information centre in town and might be best to book ahead for one of these if you intend visiting, to get... More
Franz Josef is best option for visit to the glacier. There are several organised trips that can be booked from the information centre in town and might be best to book ahead for one of these if you intend visiting, to get the most out of the day