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“Take a walk to see and learn”

Glacier Valley Eco Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Eco Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Scot in Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Take a walk to see and learn”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Whilst it is not always possible to get helicopter flights up and over the glaciers, you can do the next best thing and go on a walk to the base of Franz Josef glacier.
Conducted by Mike who was our very knowledgeable guide, the group for my trip was small - I was with only another 3 adults so it is was very personal.
General fitness is all you need for this 3 hour walk and Mike will tell you lots of detail about the formation of the glacier, how it is constantly changing and about the wildlife. You get to go beyond the rope which stops most other tourists and get a great view of the base of the glacier.
Highly recommended.

Visited January 2014
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“Great walk to Franz Josef glacier ”
Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

Despite the rainy weather I had Te Waonui book me on this group's Franz Josef Glacier Walk today, not expecting to really see the glacier to be honest as you could barely see much in the distance, but my guide got me as close as we could and we saw it quite nicely. It was a fantastic walk out to the glacier, very informative about glaciers and their advancement and regression, melt, flow, etc. as well as information about local fauna and flora and impacts on the environment. A thoroughly enjoyable time and great exercise to boot (don't forget a pair!). Recommended.

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