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Book - Franz Josef: Glacier Valley Walk

The Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed, following the glacier's path as it winds its way through this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier's history and see what this majestic giant leaves behind. And after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the glacier’s rapidly changing terminal face.

This leisurely and informative journey can be tailored to suit groups of most abilities and interests, so no trip is ever the same. Accessing some exclusive trails and including great storytelling from your experienced and well-trained guide.


Includes FREE ENTRY into the main pools at the fabulous Glacier Hot Pools!

INCLUDES:

  • Spectacular views of the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Guided interpretive valley walk [small groups]
  • Free entry to the Glacier Hot Pools

TRIP TIMES:

  • 10.15am or 2.15pm

DURATION

  • Allow up to 3hrs

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Light snack and drink
  • Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Camera

MORE INFORMATION:

  • Ice Time: Nil. Please note, this trip does not take you onto the ice.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Child Age: 6 - 16 years

Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk:

  • Adult $79.00
  • Child $65.00
  • Family (2A+2C) $215.00

CAN WE WEAR OUR OWN BOOTS?

You are welcome to wear your own good quality ankle supporting hiking boots or you can choose to wear the boots that they can provide.

WHAT IS MY CHECK IN TIME FOR MY TRIP?

Check in time is 15 minutes prior to the trip time stated on your booking confirmation. This allows plenty of time to prepare you for your trip, fill in medical information, give a weather update, and get you kitted up in all the necessary equipment. 

DO I NEED TO BRING A LUNCH?

You will need to bring a light snack and drink. The tours range up to 3 hours.

DO I NEED TO BRING A BACKPACK?

You will not need to bring a backpack as the maximum time spent on the tour is 3 hours. They will provide you with a small bum bag so that you can carry a camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, water and a snack.

DO I GET MY MONEY BACK IF IT IS RAINING?

It is the high annual rainfall in the glacier region (6-8 metres per year) that allows the glaciers to grow and without the rain these magnificent glaciers would not be here. They do provide you with the best in rain protection including Goretex Rain Jackets and waterproof over trousers.

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