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Franz Josef Glacier

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Address: | Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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US$55.25*
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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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Amazing to see!

The Franz josef glacier was amazing to witness. The view point give you great views of the glacier and tells you how exactly it's change over the last 100 years. The walk is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Franz josef glacier was amazing to witness. The view point give you great views of the glacier and tells you how exactly it's change over the last 100 years. The walk is about an hour a half and not too hard. Definitely worth the views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for an easy hike, but still want to see a picturesque view of the Franz Josef glacier, this hike is the one. Easy walking, just a little climbing and suitable for all ages and conditions. The view, when there are no clouds are absolutely fabulous.

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Boston, Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you understand how fast the glacier is retreating you'll want to see it before it's totally gone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

whether walking the trails around the bottom part of the glacier or doing a helicopter ride or heli hike, Franz Josef is an easily accessibly beautiful glacier to visit

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a manageable walk up to the glacier and saw a couple of waterfalls along the way. Franz Josef Glacier has been melting then it could accumulates and has been retreating over the years. It was still a mesmerizing sight to be able to see the glacier with our own eyes.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm a sucker for glaciers. The walk to Franz Josef is magnificent. There are great views and waterfalls on the way. This walk is more varied than the equivalent to Fox. We preferred it, even though you get closer to the glacier at Foz.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely walk about 90 minutes return. Good view of glacier and interesting rocks and river on the way there. Can be busy due to tour buses so suggest going after 6pm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A helicopter ride from Franz Josef is one of the most exciting trips you could take. We went up the Fox glacier and landed up in the snow. The views over the mountains were spectacular.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A rainy day meant this wasn't the best experience and a rock fall 2 days before meant the path was closed although we didn't see any signs about this at the start of the path. However it was still a good walk and nothing can be done about the weather or random rockfalls. Credit to the cheery warden who was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a day of rain and on our 4th attempt we managed to get a helicopter flight, wow, magical. Views magnificent, stepping out on the snow, incredible

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