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Franz Josef Glacier
Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
Callery Gorge Walk
Scenic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails
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#1 of 12 Nature & Parks in Franz Josef
It is a wonderful mesmerizing nature hike with waterfalls, great trails and a wonderful view on the glacier when getting there!
The scenic walk from the Car Park to the bottom of the glacier is the easiest track (well maintained path), and has many facets of looks, such as waterfalls, streams, rich and vivid flora & fauna.
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#2 of 12 Nature & Parks in Franz Josef
The hike is lovely and you have some bridges, waterfalls and of course the lovely nature.
Would be worth going via the main Franz Josef car park for the pond/lake that acted as a mirror which you could just see the glacier reflected in (we think!).
#3 of 12 Nature & Parks in Franz Josef
Nice solid walk through the rain forest and riverside, a little bit of a steep incline up and your feet will get wet once you get into the tunnels (ankle deep at most) but it's all worth it if you are a nature lover.
#4 of 12 Nature & Parks in Franz Josef
Having seen Kiwi's at Rainbow Springs Nature Park in Rotorua 10 years ago we wanted to see them again on our recent trip.
We say the kiwis roaming around in the nature enclosure and then got a private tour behind the scenes in their breeding facility.
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#5 of 12 Nature & Parks in Franz Josef
There is an attractive short, flat walk from the car park through the trees to Peters Pool which takes about 15 minutes You can sit by the pool and look at the wonderful reflections of the mountains and take some...
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#8 of 12 Nature & Parks in Franz Josef
Certainly not the shots that you see in ads for the caves, but given that it was cold and I wasn't dedicated to being out there all night, it's better than nothing and was cool to see them for free in nature.
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