GUIDED TOUR PACKAGES
Our package deals are a wonderful way to experience more of what Glacier Country has to offer as we collaborate with our partners and service providers in the area helping you save on time and money and make the most of your time in this wonderful part of our world.
WALK & SOAK FRANZ JOSEF PACKAGE TOUR
Enjoy our Franz Josef Nature Tour, followed by a luxurious private hot tub for two at the Waiho Hot Tubs Franz Josef. Hidden in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, the Waiho Hot Tubs in Franz Josef Glacier is the perfect way to unwind after your guided walk. Refilled with West Coast mountain water after every use and the ability to control the temperature with our wood burner - add cold water or stoke up the fire, you will love these brand-new hot tubs in Franz Josef Glacier!
All sessions are for one hour, including towels and a big bowl of Epsom salts.
Private dry shelter to keep your personal belongings in. Perfect in the sun and magical in the rain. It is heated to around 39 degrees Celsius with the temperature easily adjusted by you.
Walk & Soak Package includes:
Hot drinks and biscuits
Fresh drinking water for your hot tub
BYO nibbles and drinks (no glass please - wine goblets available).
Duration: 4 hours
$309 per couple (16 +)
Adults only. Waiho Hot Tubs are subject to availability.
Departure Times: 9:30 am or 3 pm (in summer), 9:30am (winter)
DISCOVER OKARITO BOAT & WALK TOUR PACKAGE
Did you know?
Okarito lagoon is New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland area - surrounded by a national park and rainforest, home to a variety of wading and forest birds and takes a special place in the history books of the West Coast.
Join Paula and Swade onboard the 'Explorer Douglas'. During your 2-hour EcoTour, they engage in both an informative and friendly way to help you discover the absolute magic of Okarito and its stunning environment - from wetlands to rainforest and mountain landscapes, and an amazingly diverse range of bird life.
After this, join us at Glacier Valley Eco Tours on our Okarito Nature Tour.
WHAT TO BRING
Outdoor clothing for the day's weather conditions, a spare warm top layer of clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sunblock, lip balm, sunglasses, camera and water bottle.
2 hours guided tour on the "Explorer Douglas" – customised for the Okarito lagoon and wetlands
Lunch ($20 value) included
Hot drinks and home baked treats on board
Bookmark with a check list for the birds you have seen while on board
Guided tour of Okarito township and forest walk
Hot drink and biscuits
Donation to the Okarito Native Plant Nursery
* Please note pickups are not available for this tour – please self-drive to Okarito
Offset your travel carbon footprint and donate to our local Riparian planting program
Working together, Okarito Boat Tours and Glacier Valley Eco Tours have now launched a new program in which visitors can opt-in to help offset their travel carbon footprint. By choosing to add a $5 donation to the price of a tour, visitors will be purchasing an eco- sourced tree seedling from our Okarito Community Native Plant Nursery which will in turn be planted on a nominated local farm to assist with riparian and restoration planting.
This will help to provide even more protection for our waterways and help to create wildlife corridors and food sources for our native insects and birds.
Duration: 5 hours (approximately)
$230.00 per adult
$100.00 per child (4-15 years)
Minimum numbers apply
Departure Time: 9 am
BAC TO NATURE: BIRD & CONSERVATION PACKAGE TOUR
COME AND EXPERIENCE THE CONSERVATION AND BIRDING STORY OF THE WEST COAST!
Isolated, independent, caring, kiwi communities invite you to 'live like a local' and hear our stories. From the eco-sourcing of our seeds to our kiwi release and conservation programmes, predator control, and stunning array of birdlife, plus:
You will make a difference.
A percentage of all activity fees will be redirected to support our on-the-ground conservation projects
BIRD & CONSERVATION PACKAGE
A 6-night/7day tour focused on the unique and diverse birdlife and ecosystems of the West Coast includes:
Experienced operators passionate about conservation and focused on quality informative experiences
A variety of conservation programmes and tours comprising 2-night stays in 3 iconic West Coast environments
Diverse, educational and focused activities/tours exploring our native flora and fauna, particularly birdlife and the preservation/restoration of the delicate ecosystems essential for their survival
All bookings contribute to a variety of conservation efforts such as the West Coast Penguin Trust, Project Early Bird (predator control), Okarito Native Plants Nursery and more.
For further information and for a price please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private tours are available upon request, please enquire.
All of our tours offer a 12 hr cancellation and full refund policy. All tours depart from our Franz Josef Glacier office unless otherwise organised. If you require transport please contact Glacier Country Shuttles & Charters Franz Josef. Please note that tour departure times may vary depending on the time of year and daylight savings, call us to confirm. Your tour departure time will be confirmed at the time of booking.