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Glacier Valley Eco Tours

20 Main Road | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 800 925 586
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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!
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“lake matheson” (17 reviews)
“glacier valley” (17 reviews)
“great tour” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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20 Main Road | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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"lake matheson"
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"glacier valley"
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"great tour"
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"come alive"
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"guide jamie"
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"fantastic company"
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"informed guide"
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"great knowledge of the area"
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"local guide"
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"combo tour"
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"personal tour"
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"surrounding environment"
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"general public"
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"flora and fauna"
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"plant life"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time going off the beaten path with Cliff. Food great stories and knew everything about the area. Glaciers we beautiful. Good cookies too 😀

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our day with eco valley tours was well worth the money! We really enjoyed the company of our guide Rose, who was very knowledgeable and down to earth. I loved the off track experience and the ability to see just that little extra than what...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora and thanks for your great review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travelling in our amazing country, nga mihi, Tash

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been in talks with Tash for over a week because I originally wanted to do just a hike. Then I decided to book a Heli-hike at Franz Josef. Unfortunately my Heli-hike was canceled due to weather. Luckily Tash was very kind (especially with...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Kristina, thanks for your wonderful review! very much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travelling around in our beautiful Glacier Country and Aotearoa NZ :) Nga mihi, Tash

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most amazing tours we have had in New Zealand so far. Our tour guide, Cliff showed us the picturesque valley, lagoon, followed by an awesome trek up the hill with beautiful flora and breathtaking sea view. Loved the details about the ecosystem....More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! Much appreciated to our little family company. Nga mihi, Tash

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Cliff, was very knowledgeable and genuinely enthusiastic about providing the tour. It is easy to take the tour without a guide, but you lose out on so much information. Highly recommend!

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awesome thanks for your great review, much appreciated :) we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around Aotearoa NZ :) Nga mihi Tash

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful walk, very interesting listening to the guides knowledge of the area. Catered for our 2 year old well.

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great thanks for your review :) much appreciated. We hope you enjoy/ed the rest of your travels in Glacier Country and Aotearoa NZ Nga mihi Tash

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my parents who don't speak much English on the tour and they were impressed. Cliff was patient and caring, paced the tour nicely for my not super fit parents. Also he is very professional and knowledgeable about the glacier. The trekking poles and...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora and thanks for your great review of our little company, much appreciated :) we hope you have/had a great time in Aotearoa NZ , Nga mihi Tash

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On holidays on the West Coast of New-Zealand South island with my family, we stopped for a few days near Franz Josef & Fox glaciers. Eager to learn more about these two icy giants & their surrounding environment, we opted for Glacier Valley Eco Tours...More

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora and thank you so much for your great review of our little company, much much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed the tours, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Aotearoa. Nga mihi, Tash

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our guide is professional and cheerful, and that made this tour more accessible. Though my English is not good enough to caught up all the content about the explanation and I was traveling alone, I still had had a cheerful experience.

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review, much appreciated! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in Glacier Country NZ :)

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the best time! Both of our guides knew a ton about the glaciers, its history and the surrounding nature. We learned a lot and would definitely recommend it.

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Tash G, Owner at Glacier Valley Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review :) We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country and Aotearoa NZ :)

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1 July 2015|
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Response from Alison T | Reviewed this property |
The main track itself would be okay because it is graded and well maintained but the tour goes off the track. Some sections are uphill and fairly hard going because the ground is lose gravel.
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