Franz Josef Glacier Adventure
The Franz Josef Glacier is located on the West Coast of New Zealand. See remnants of the ice age cascade from vast snowfields of the Southern Alps to valley floors. Franz Josef Glacier is a great holiday destination for travellers wanting to combine their love of the outdoors with their adventurous spirit. Franz Josef Glacier adventure activities suit all levels of confidence and sense of adventure.
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Mobile-friendly - Experience the thrill of riding two-seater quadbikes through dense rainforest and braided riverbeds. Have fun in the sun and see spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the famous Franz Josef Glacier OR as we like to say, the wetter the better to get down and dirty in the mud and water. All wet-weather gear provided and no experience necessary.
Mobile-friendly - Explore the West Coast's most spectacular glacier environment with Franz Josef Glacier Guides. We're proud to offer exclusive guiding access on Franz Josef Glacier and have a range of tours to suit all abilities. All trips include free entry to the Glacier Hot Pools.
Mobile-friendly - Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is teamed with an awesome crew from a range of backgrounds. Take a kayak or paddleboard trip with glacier and mountain views or a small personalized cruise to explore the waterways of Lake Mapourika! Fish for Brown Trout or wild sea run Salmon with a local fishing guide. Mountain bikes, stand-up-paddleboards, kayaks hire available.
Mobile-friendly - Experienced helicopter company providing visitors with diverse range of South Island scenic helicopter flights and private charters in the most spectacular alpine and coastal regions of New Zealand. Specialising in year-round snow landings and flight-seeing within National Parks. Operator of choice for hunters, climbers, ski-groups wanting access to backcountry. Also based at Fox Glacier in Fox Guides Building, Main Road.
Mobile-friendly - Traverse the Southern Alps through Haast Pass to the West Coast of the South Island. Tours feature TranzAlpine Railway, West Coast Rainforest, Franz Josef Glacier, with time to walk/fly Glacier. Optional tour of Shantytown. Also spectacular tours of Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Waitomo Caves and the Bay of Islands available.
Mobile-friendly - Visit NZ's only White Heron (Kotuku) nesting colony. This beautiful bird breeds in a secret location in one of the most romantic places—in the Waitangiroto nature reserve —part of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage area. Seeing these splendid birds is a rare sight and visiting their breeding ground, a truly unique experience. Learn about this rare bird and its nesting habits.
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