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Glacier Valley Tours and Services

Please note our tours do not climb on the ice.
If booking on the same day please call to arrange.

ALL TOURS INCLUDE:

  • Free hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate)
  • Biscuit
  • Raincoats. over trousers and large heavy duty umbrellas to keep you dry
  • Walking poles & sunscreen
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation
  • Best family value tours with 15 years half price and under 3 years free
  • Free use of Macpac Baby Carrier for under 3 year olds
  • We have a limited supply of tramping boots
  • NZ Guide !

FRANZ JOSEF ECO TOUR

  • This tour starts with a short drive in our courtesy vehicle to the glacier carpark.
  • Enjoy walking through regenerating forest for your first glimpse of the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier.
  • Your experienced guide will take you off the beaten track as much as they can safely,  to discover hidden waterfalls and 'dead' ice, and lots of other treasures.
  • Your guide will keep you captivated with an amazing interpretation of glaciation, geology and the natural history of this incredibly dynamic environment.
  • Easy to moderate walk.
  • Great photo opportunities are everywhere.

Duration: 3.5 hours
Prices: $75.00 per adult, child (4 - 15yrs) $37.50, children 3yrs and under free of charge. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: Summer: Daily at 9:30am and 5.30pm. Winter: Daily at 11:00am. Other times please enquire.

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walk through forest to get the glimpse of Franz Josef Glacier
tours also operates in the wet climate
Franz Josef guided tours

FOX GLACIER ECO TOUR

  • From your accommodation we drive to the Fox Glacier car park (30 min from Franz Josef, 10 mins from Fox township).
  • The track to the terminal (the front of the glacier) is an easy to moderate 1.5 km walk.
  • Your experienced Nature Guide will bring alive this spectacular valley nestled beneath New Zealand's two highest mountains (Aoraki Mt Cook 3,764m and Mt Tasman 3,500m).
  • View the friendly native mountain parrots (Kea) which frequent the car park.

Duration: 3 hours
Prices: $75.00 per adult, child (4 - 15yrs) $37.50, children 3yrs and under free of charge. Minimum pax numbers apply
Departure Times: Summer: Daily at 1:30pm. Other times please enquire.

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native mountain parrots
 Fox Glacier Eco Tours

LAKE MATHESON

  • Learn about flora, fauna, glaciation, geology and natural history.
  • Well formed track for easy to moderate walking
  • For the best chance of mirror-like reflections this tour should be taken early in the morning (7am - 8am departure) or early evening (3pm - 5pm departure). Contact us for departure times as we try to be flexible around weather conditions.

Nature has combined 3 ingredients to create the stunning vista that is Lake Matheson

  • The dark coloured water creates breath taking mirror like reflections.
  • Ancient lush rainforest makes for a stunning walk way around the lake.
  • New Zealands two highest mountains which on a sunning morning or early evening reflect in the waters of Lake Matheson.

Duration: 3.5 hours
Prices: $75 per adult, child (4 - 15yrs) $37.50, children 3yrs and under free of charge. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: Winter: Daily at 3:00pm. Summer: Daily at 7:00am and 5:30pm. 

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Lake Matheson Tours
Learn about flora and fauna
water creates mirror-like reflections

EARLY BIRD TOUR

Get up early and beat the air traffic. Tour aims to be in the forest for the morning bird chorus.
Franz Josef Glacier Valley or Lake Matheson.

Duration: 2 hours
Prices: $65 per person, child (5 - 15yrs) $37.50, children under 5yrs free. NEW RATES: As of 1st October 2017 Children 4-15yrs $37.50, children 3 yrs and under free of charge. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: Winter: Daily at 8:00am. Summer: Daily at 7:00am. Other times please enquire.

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Early Bird Tours
Early Bird Tours

OKARITO TOUR

Explore the old gold mining township of Okarito, and the walks it has to offer.
Mountain and glacier views, unique birds and wildlife, lagoon, beach, rich history and amazing sunsets, this is one of NZ's hidden gems. We can tailor this trip to suit you - and if you like photography, then we never turn down the opportunity to pop in to see Andris Apses' Photography gallery while we are there!

Duration: 3 hours (half day) or 8 hour (full day) tours available 
Prices: $75 per person, child (5 - 15yrs) $37.50, children under 5yrs free. NEW RATES: As of 1st October 2017 Children 4-15yrs $37.50, children 3 yrs and under free of charge. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: 11:00am or 3:00pm. Other times please enquire.

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Okarito Tours
Okarito Tours
Okarito Tours

FRANZ JOSEF FULL DAY TOUR (Via ROBERTS POINT TRACK)

Experience amazing glacier, waterfall, and mountain views, whilst walking in beautiful forest on this advanced track with the safety of an experienced guide. Walk in the footsteps of the old guides on this historic track.
Comfortable but sturdy footwear required (hiking shoes or boots). Good amount of fitness required.

Duration: 7 hours
Prices: $180.00 adults, children (10-15 yrs) $90.00 Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: This track subject to weather and availability, please contact us.

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Roberts Point Track Tours
Roberts Point Track Tours
Roberts Point Track Tours

FRANZ + FOX + LAKE MATHESON

A combination of the Franz Josef Eco Tour, Fox Glacier Eco Tour and the Lake Matheson Tour. Experience all three of these popular visitor sites in our area all in one day and save.

Duration: 9-12 hours approx
Prices: $180 per adult, child (10 - 15yrs) $90.00. Not recommended for children under 10 years. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: Tour departure times vary depending on time of year and daylight savings, and morning lake or evening lake tour. Please enquire.

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walk through forest to get the glimpse of Franz Josef Glacier
provide complimentary pick-up / drop-off from your accommodation
Learn about flora and fauna

FOX GLACIER + LAKE MATHESON

A combination of the Fox Glacier Eco Tour and the Lake Matheson Tour. Experience these two popular visitor sites in our area all in one day and save.

Duration: 6 - 7 hours approx
Prices: $130 per adult, child (10 - 15yrs) $65.00. Not reccommended for children under 10 years. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: (approx times only) Winter: 11:00am. Summer: 1;30pm. Tour departure times do vary depending on time of year and daylight savings, and availability please enquire.

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provide complimentary pick-up / drop-off from your accommodation
native mountain parrots
Learn about flora and fauna

Contact

Address: Scott Base Information Centre,
22 Main Rd SH6, Franz Josef Glacier,
New Zealand

0800 925586

reservation free-phone

0800walktours
(0800 925586)

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