All of our tours include:

  • Free hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate) and biscuits
  • Raincoats, over-trousers and large heavy-duty umbrellas to keep you dry
  • Walking poles and sunscreen
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation
  • Best family value tours with 15yrs and under half price, 3yrs and under FREE
  • Free use of Macpac Baby Carrier for under 3 year olds
  • We have a limited supply of tramping boots
  • A knowledgeable New Zealand guide

To request a specific tour departure time please make a note of the time in the comments when booking. We will do our best to put you on the tour time requested, but just in case please add a second preferred time, especially during the peak season (December through to March). We will be in contact within 24 hours to confirm the tour and departure time.

OKARITO
FULL DAY TOUR

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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 New Zealand'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!

  • Average fitness level required

Duration: 7 hours
Prices: $180.00 per adult, child (12-15yrs) $90.00, not suitable for children under 12yrs. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: Summer: 9:30am or 11:00am. Winter: 9:30am.

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER FULL DAY TOUR (Via ROBERTS POINT TRACK)

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Experience amazing glacier, waterfall and mountain views, whilst walking in beautiful forest on this advanced track with the safety of an experienced guide. Walk up next to the Franz Josef Glacier (Ka Roimata O Hine Hukatere) in Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Walk in the footsteps of the old guides on this historic track featuring Hende's Hut for a cup of tea.

  • Good amount of fitness required; moderate - experienced hikers
  • Track subject to weather and availability

Duration: 7 hours approx
Prices: $180.00 per adult, child (12-15yrs) $90.00, not suitable for children under 12yrs. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: Summer only: 9:30am or 11:00am.

 

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER + FOX GLACIER + LAKE MATHESON

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A combination of the Franz Josef Glacier 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: $190 per adult, child (12-15yrs) $95.00, not recommended for children under 12yrs. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: (approx times only) Summer: 9:30am. Winter: 7:00am. Tour departure times vary depending on time of year and daylight savings.

TWIN LAKES FULL DAY (Lake Matheson + Lake Gault Tracks)

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Lake Matheson and Lake Gault tracks. Off the beaten track, views of Mt Tasman and Mt Cook, heart of the kiwi area and spectacular bird song.

Available Summer 2019/2020.

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COMBO TOURS

Combine two trips to get an overall experience of Glacier Country. Learn, discover and enjoy on these fully guided relaxed walks with a knowledgeable New Zealand local guide, all in one day. Learn about glaciology, local geology and history of the area as well as local legends. Discover our local flora and fauna in these unique temperate rainforests, including seasonal native orchids, mushrooms and birds, and you may be lucky enough to spot wild tahr and chamois in the riverbeds and surrounding hills in the valley. Appreciate our small groups by being able to repeatedly engage with your guide during your tour, asking questions and all the while stopping for photo opportunities at waterfalls, blocks of ice, spectacular mountain, lagoon, beach or glacier views. Walk off the beaten path and see more through our eyes. Relish our morning or afternoon tea with a view.

Duration: 6-7 hours approx
Prices: $140 per adult, child (10-15yrs) $70.00, not recommended for children under 10 years. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: Winter: 11:00am. Summer: 1:30pm (alternative departure times available, please enquire).

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FOX GLACIER + LAKE MATHESON

 

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FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER + OKARITO

Mountains to the sea.

 

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FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER + LAKE MATHESON

 

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FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER + FOX GLACIER

Visit both glaciers in one day for the full glacier experience! Learn the differences and similarities between two of the biggest glaciers in New Zealand. See individual tour details on the Half Day Tours page for more info.

 

EARLY BIRD TOUR

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Get up early and beat the air traffic. This tour aims to be in the forest for the morning bird chorus.

Franz Josef Glacier Valley or Lake Matheson. $5 from each Early Bird Tour goes towards our Early Bird Project, a rodent-trapping project at Lake Matheson.

  • Suitable level for beginners and all ages and abilities

Duration: 2 hours
Prices: $70.00 per adult, child (4-15yrs) $35.00, children 3yrs and under free. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: Winter: 8:00am. Summer: 6:30am.

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 2-HOUR TOUR

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A shorter highly-informative but relaxed tour to Trident Falls in the Franz Josef Glacier valley with glacier views. Suitable for those that don't fancy walking or that are on a tight schedule. Great option on a wet day.

Duration: 2 hours
Prices: $70.00 per adult, child (4-15yrs) $35.00, children 3yrs and under free. Minimum pax numbers apply.
Departure Times: On demand, please enquire.

 

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