Franz Josef: Franz Josef Glacier Lookout Guided Walk

Franz Josef: Franz Josef Glacier Lookout Guided Walk

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From US$ 51.47 per person

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Visit the world-famous Franz Josef Glacier valley and walk through glacial rainforest, with waterfalls, rivers, and mountain views. Discover the local nature and Maori legends with a local guide.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available in Franz Josef Glacier township only. Please wait in the main reception area of your hotel.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Take in panoramic views of the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Learn about the geology of the area and how the glacier was formed
  • Walkthrough picturesque creeks and discover hidden waterfalls
  • See the rich and diverse flora and fauna found in the tepid rainforest
Full description
Enjoy a relaxing small-group walking tour in the glacier valley to view the Franz Josef Glacier with an experienced local guide where you will learn about glaciers and the local nature, history, local stories & Maori legends. Get picked up from your accommodation and drive to the glacier carpark to begin your guided tour. Stroll through the tepid rainforest full of creeks, beautiful flora, fauna, and native trees. Discover hidden gems such as native snails, mushrooms, orchids, and birds, waterfalls & glowworms. During the walk, enjoy a cup of tea with a view, listen to the songs of the forest birds & chat with your guide.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of walking poles (if required)
  • Use of rain gear (if required)
  • Use of walking boots (if required)
  • Walking on the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Touching the ice/glacier
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Drones
  • Boots

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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Tour guide David was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and took us to locations off the main track for some amazing sights.

February 18, 2021

A wonderful morning with a great guide - well worthwhile!

November 21, 2020

Awesome day and a knowledgable, relaxed host - thanks David.

October 29, 2020

Product ID: 387909