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Franz Josef Nature Tour

This eco-tour is ideal for nature enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, providing opportunities for off-track adventures and a profound insight into the intricate workings of the ecosystem. This unforgettable journey unveils the hidden wonders of the Franz Josef Glacier Valley. Meander through ancient native podocarp rainforest, stroll along a pristine glacial-fed river and marvel at the mirror-like reflections of the snow-capped mountains on an ancient kettle lake. Join us for an experience that blends serene natural beauty with educational exploration, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Expert Guidance: Your knowledgeable guide will enhance your experience with fascinating stories and insights about the local history, flora, fauna, glaciology and geology.

  • Scenic Beauty: Wander at your own pace through glacial rivers, streams and native podocarp rainforest, discovering hidden treasures like wild mushrooms and dozens of orchid species.

  • Wildlife Encounters: Listen to the melodies of native bird songs and cascading waterfalls. Watch for Chamois or Tahr on the towering snow-capped mountains while enjoying a relaxing break with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a cookie.

  • Safety and Personalisation: Benefit from a personalized experience with a 1:10 guide-to-guest ratio, ensuring safety and individual attention.

  • Inspiring Knowledge: Our guides' encyclopedic knowledge and passion for the ecosystem will inspire you to see the rocks, trees and birds in an entirely new way.

* PLEASE CALL US FOR LAST-MINUTE OR SAME-DAY AVAILABILITY: 0800 925 586 or +64 (0) 21 880 458

  • Check-in: 9.15 am

  • Departs: 9:30 am from Glacier Valley Eco Tours office - Franz Josef.

  • Returns: 12:30 pm at the latest to Glacier Valley Eco Tours office - Franz Josef.

*Note - In summer there may be an afternoon tour available also. Available tour times will be displayed when booking online.


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