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Glacier Valley Eco Tours

20 Main Road | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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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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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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"local guide"
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"informative tour"
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"guide laura"
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"plant life"
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"general public"
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"main path"
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"guided walk"
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"his knowledge"
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour really set us up to appreciate not only the glacier but our whole South Island holiday. The geological info was especially interesting. The tour was set at an easy pace and the guide was friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was really fun and enjoyable learning experience. Our guide cliff was very knowledgeable and engaging. We learned a lot about the glacier and spotted a rare tiny snail in the bush. The walk was totally manageable and tailored to our ability.

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

Kia ora, thanks for writing us such a great review! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around our beautiful country. Best wishes, Rose

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a great 3 hour tour with Cliff. He provided interesting facts and took us very close to the glacier. Great views! Waterproof covers for trousers and jackets were provided and really improved the experience.

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

Kia ora, thank you for your review, it is much appreciated by our small company :) Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cliff was our guide for Franz Josef, Fix glacier and Lake Matheson and he was fantastic, knowledgeable, took us on unknown trails and highlighted lots of wildlife and plant life a long the way. Very much recommend!

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

Thank you for your review it is much appreciated! we will make sure to pass your review onto Cliff! Safe travels :) Nga mihi, Rose

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did an excellent combo tour with Rose. All I can say is fantastic. I recommend this tour to everyone.

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

Kia ora Mahesh, Thanks for your great review! Enjoy the rest of your travels in Aotearoa :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was good to listen to some history of glacier advances and retreats. Our guide took us to a high point not accessible unless guided. Also we could park really close which saved time and effort if the weather was poor.

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

Kia Ora thanks for your great review. we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Glacier Country NZ :) Tash

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful owners. Room with a view and a little balcony to enjoy the scenery. Close to all the action and walking distance to everything touristy. Able to leave baggage in secure area if checked out and going on walking excursions.

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

thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love walking and only had a short time in Franz Josef so I contacted the team prior to our arrival to seek advice on the best trip for us. I received a very prompt reply with lots of information to help us decide our...More

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

Hey thanks for your amazing and detailed review of our little company! much appreciated and thanks for taking the time to write it :) We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in our beautiful Glacier Country and also in the rest of Aotearoa...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beauty of the Glacier Valley Eco Tour is you get to go off the main walking track that is available to people who choose to walk up the valley to see the Franz Josef glacier (at a distance of about 700 metres or so)....More

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

Kia ora, thanks for your review, it is really appreciated by our small company :) I will make sure to pass your review on to Andy. Nga mihi, Rose

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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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