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GUIDED NATURE WALKS IN GLACIER COUNTRY

Waiho Hot Tubs Surrounded By Rainforest Franz Josef Glacier

Walk & Soak

FULL DAY PACKAGE TOUR

Adventure
Guided Walking Tour Fox Glacier On The West Coast Of New Zealand
We will be closed from 25th June 2024 - 5th September 2024.

LET'S LACE UP!

Glacier Valley Eco Tours offers a diverse range of small-group, guided nature walks for all ages and abilities in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and Okarito on the West Coast of New Zealand.  Glacier Country is abundant with exceptional hiking trails, wildlife and history. In the company of your experienced and very knowledgeable guide, embark on your choice of a half or full-day adventure leaving you enriched with new-found knowledge about the local flora and fauna, geology, glaciology, conservation and wildlife. Reconnect with Mother Nature and experience the best of Glacier Country in safe hands. Private and tailored tours are available on request. 
 
Locally family-owned and operated, Glacier Valley Eco Tours is intensely focused on providing an authentic, valuable and memorable experience.

OUR MOST POPULAR
HALF-DAY HIKING TOURS

WANT TO EXPLORE MORE?

COMBINE ANY TWO OF OUR HALF-DAY TOURS
TO CREATE A FULL-DAY ADVENTURE!

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PRIVATE BESPOKE ADVENTURES

Our tours are fully customisable, allowing you to upgrade any experience to a private journey. Tailor-made to fit your unique fitness levels and interests, we're here to craft a memorable backcountry adventure just for you. Say goodbye to the hassle of planning, as we organise every detail to ensure a seamless and unforgettable day out in Glacier Country. From transport, amazing food and picnics in nature to post-hike hot tub soak in the rainforest and more. 

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THE FULL COLLECTION

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NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

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I was lucky enough to spend an entire day with Cliff seeing both glaciers and the lake.
The tour was fantastic, Cliff was full of knowledge and passion for the area. His expertise was almost endless on the glaciers, trees, moss, fungi and even the rocks.
Cliff managed our group well and discretely assessed our individual needs. He was kind to me when I felt I was going slow.
I couldn't recommend this tour highly enough! You will learn so much and have a great, relaxed walking day.

Amanda, August 2022 (Source: Trip Adviser)

New Zealand Rainforest Trail

ECO

Glacier Valley Eco Tours is passionate about conservation and we do what we can to ensure our business has minimal environmental impact. We are consciously involved in community volunteer programs such as the Okarito Native Plant Nursery, the Ōkarito Plant Project and Project Early Bird. 

HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM

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Cliff & Tash Goodwin

Glacier Valley Eco Tours is a New Zealand-owned and operated family business. The husband & wife team, Cliff & Tash have been living in the Franz Josef Glacier area for about 17 years. Our lead guide is Cliff and Tash is the queen of admin, bookings & marketing. Cliff has been guiding in New Zealand in our national parks for the last twenty years, and in Glacier Country, since we arrived in 2003. We live with our two children (and chickens, dogs, frogs and goat) at the beach in the bush in Okarito.

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