Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

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Your Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed following the glaciers path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier’s history, see what is left behind by this majestic giant and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere. Participants are able to venture beyond the public barriers and right up to the dramatic terminal face of this advancing gla

Our guide to Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

This journey to the glacier is the perfect opportunity to learn the role of the Franz Josef Glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape. After a short walk through the regenerating rainforest, the trip continues along the glacier valley as the guide explains the unique features of the glacier and its surroundings. Near the terminal face, you will cross over the public barriers. After a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing terminal face of the glacier. There has never been a more extraordinary time to visit Franz Josef Glacier.

Please note this trip does not take you onto the ice.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

  • Hotel transfers are not included.
  • Due to health and safety reasons, this tour does not cater for pregnant women.
  • Please ensure you take 2-4 warm upper body layers, ideally woollen or polyprop (not cotton); quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans); snacks and drinks; sunglasses; sunscreen; camera; backpack.
  • There is a minimum age requirement of 8 years.
  • Franz Josef Glacier receives 16 feet (5 meters) of annual rainfall. Refunds will not be given if you decide not to participate because it is raining or because you may get wet feet during the trip.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.