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Things to Do in Franz Josef

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Franz Josef and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Franz Josef activities? We have 6 tour ideas.


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Heli-Hike Franz Josef Glacier Walk

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 332.71


Discover the best of New Zealand's natural beauty on this small-group 4-hour Franz Joseph Glacier walk. Travel by helicopter to the Pinnacles area of the glacier with your guide. Navigate your way through the maze of ice on your moderately difficult hike. Learn of the dramatic environmental changes affecting the glacier and gain insight into the geological forces at play. Afterwards, take a soak in the hot pools to warm up... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 229.71


Marvel at some of New Zealand's most amazing scenery on this once-in-a-lifetime 30-minute helicopter flight over the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Enjoy panoramic views of the glaciers' natural beauty from your helicopter high in the sky. Listen to live commentary from your professional pilot on route and gaze over the mantle of sheet ice and snow below. Land at the head of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier, then hop out... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Duration: 40 minutes
Priced From: USD 333.45


Experience two of New Zealand's finest National Parks, divided by the imposing Southern Alps. Discover the gigantic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier snowfields with a helicopter landing at around 2134 meters (7000 feet). Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route. You'll walk along the Main Divide for fantastic views of the Tasman Glacier and Aoraki... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 177.84


The perfect opportunity to get up close to the glacier and touch snow. You'll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over Fox Glacier and experience the solitude of landing in this wonderful natural alpine environment.

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Ski & Snow

Heli Hiking Franz Josef

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 317.89


Combine a scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a 2-hour guided walk on glacial terrain during this exhilarating tour from Franz Josef. Find out why New Zealand's South Island is famous for its gorgeous landscapes as you follow an experienced guide past ice caves, crevasses and pinnacles. Learn about glacier formation and movement, and enjoy supreme panoramic views. Choose from seasonal departure times to... Read More

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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 55.57


On this day trip from Franz Josef experience New Zealand's stunning nature of the Franz Josef Glacier. This relaxing, interpretive walk to the glacier is the perfect opportunity to learn the role of the Franz Josef Glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape. With the emphasis more on geographical information and the glaciers history, venture beyond the public barriers and right up to the dramatic terminal face of this... Read More

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