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Glacier Valley Eco Tours

20 Main Road | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 800 925 586
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour
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Glacier Valley Eco Tours is an owner/operator business based in Franz Josef Glacier. We specialise in small Guided Walk Tours in and around our Glacier Country NZ. We offer trips to Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers, as well as the iconic Lake Matheson, and Okarito township. We can tailor trips to suit you!
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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20 Main Road | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 800 925 586
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful experience with eco tours. We went to Lake Matheson. Rose was friendly and well-informed. She made sure the trip was enjoyable. The owners/managers were super helpful. My mom, who was supposed to join us on the Lake Matheson tour, suddenly fell sick. The guys...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice guide and ture. She took us on different track as its for all visitor's and she told us quite a lot aout the place.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the combo tour of the two glaciers and Lake Matheson, it was a long day, but well worth it. Rose was a well informed guide.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked a guided tour to go up to the Fox Glacier and was not disappointed at all. Andy, our guide, made the hike interesting and fun, explaining about the history of the glacier, with many facts and figures. He also showed us rocks and...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your great review :) much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Glacier Country NZ :)

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a great time doing the Fox Glacier and Lake Mathewson tour with Rose. She was very knowledgeable and passionate and taught us loads about our surroundings and how the glacier carved the valley we walked through. Delicious biscuits and tea and coffee was...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora and thanks for your great review of our company :) Glad you enjoyed your tour. Kind regards Tash

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our Glacier Valley Eco Tour. Our tour guide, Andy, was very knowledgeable of the surrounding landscape and its formation. We walked along the glacier river to view the base of the glacier. The tour also included a walk through the nearby rainforest,...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your great review! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Glacier country and Aotearoa :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Franz Josef and Lake Matheson trips - in the pouring rain unfortunately. But the guys at the office were really helpful and suggested & provided us with wet weather gear which was badly needed! Our guide Andy made both tours really enjoyable...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey thanks for your great review of our company :) Glad you enjoyed the tour even in the rain it can be quite magical... we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Aotearoa NZ :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Would highly recommend this tour. Not only was our guide Andy knowledgeable about the glacier but we went off the public track for most of the tour through the rainforest and over the rocks to learn about the local flora and geology and how the...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Awesome thanks so much for your great review of our little company :) we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around Glacier Country and Aotearoa NZ

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the Fox Valley tour with Andy and it was excellent! Andy was really knowledgeable and had good answers to our questions! Staff on the desk were really helpful too. We got off the main track and managed to get a really good view...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Ora Emily, thanks for the kind words, we really enjoyed having you on our trip and glad you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A shout out to Cliff from Glacier Valley Eco Tours for a wonderful walk. Fun fact: Cliff started work guiding and leading knobs like me through glaciers since 2003. That was the first and most painful memory I had of my first trip to NZ....More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there thanks for your review :) hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Aoteaora NZ :) I'll pass your review onto Cliff ;) Tash

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Wannashare
1 July 2015|
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Response from Alison T | Reviewed this property |
The main track itself would be okay because it is graded and well maintained but the tour goes off the track. Some sections are uphill and fairly hard going because the ground is lose gravel.
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