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FULL DAY WALKING TOURS

Fox Glacier Guided Walking Tour Coffee Break

FRANZ JOSEF + FOX GLACIER + LAKE MATHESON COMBO TOUR

Experience the ultimate day out in Glacier Country! On this tour, you will explore all three of the most popular natural destinations in New Zealand all within close proximity to each other in one day with your experienced and knowledgeable guide. This is the perfect way to make the most of your time in South Westland and see it all!

DIFFICULTY: Easy

DURATION: 11 - 12 hours

DISTANCE: 13km


$240.00 per adult

$120.00 per child (12-15 years)

Not recommended for children under 12.

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Lake Matheson Guided Walking Tour Mirror Reflections
Hikers At Fox Glacier West Coast New Zealand

FOX GLACIER + LAKE MATHESON COMBO TOUR

Experience the two must-sees in the picturesque Fox Glacier area nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage site. Start off through a beautiful trail that meanders through the lush historic glaciated rainforest in Westland Tai Poutini National Park, with focal points of huge rata, rimu trees and moss and views of upper Fox Glacier, the Fox neve and Mt Tasman – one of New Zealand's highest peaks. Receive information on glaciation, thermology (including a geothermal spring to dip your hand in), geology, flora and fauna, history of the area and local stories. Then head to the iconic Lake Matheson in the evening - renowned for its majestic mirror-like reflections at this time of day. Treasure hunt with your knowledgeable guide for fungi, native orchids and native birds. Stop for a cup of tea and a chat with the picturesque lake scape. This lake is protected therefore you won't be disturbed by kayakers or noisy jet boats. A suitable day for older kids.

DIFFICULTY: Easy

DURATION: 7 hours

DISTANCE: 10.8km


$170.00 per adult

$85.00 per child (10-15 years)

Not suitable for children under 10.

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Lake Matheson New Zealand
Fox Glacier Hike

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER + FOX GLACIER COMBO TOUR

Visit both glaciers in one day for the full and make the very most of your time in Glacier Country! Learn the differences and similarities between two of the biggest glaciers in New Zealand.

Enjoy walking through regenerating rainforest and embrace your first glimpse of the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier. Your experienced guide will take you off the beaten track as much as they safely can to discover hidden waterfalls, 'dead' ice and lots of other treasures. Your guide will have you captivated with fascinating facts about glaciation, geology and the natural history of this incredibly dynamic environment. There are amazing photo opportunities everywhere!

This beautiful track runs through the lush historic glaciated rainforest in Westland Tai Poutini National Park, with focal points of huge rata, rimu trees and native mosses.


Enjoy views of Fox Glacier, the Fox neve and Mt Tasman - one of New Zealand's highest mountains. Learn about glaciation, geomorphology, geology, flora and fauna.

DIFFICULTY: Easy

DURATION: 7 hours

DISTANCE: 10km


$170.00 per adult

$85.00 per child (10-15 years)

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Mount Tasman New Zealand
Okarito-Lagoon

TOUR INCLUSIONS

All of our tours include: 

  • FREE hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate) and biscuits. 

  • Raincoats, over-trousers and large quality umbrellas to keep you dry if it rains

  • Walking poles and sunscreen

  • Knowledgeable and experienced New Zealand, local guide

  • FREE use of Macpac baby carrier for under 3 years.

  • Tramping boots are available upon request. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR TOURS DO NOT CLIMB ON THE GLACIER. 

IF BOOKING ON THE SAME DAY PLEASE CALL US.

Lake Matheson Mountain Reflections Mirror Lake Fox Glacier West Coast New Zealand
Trip Advisor 2020 Travelers Choice Award

PRIVATE TOURS

Private tours are available upon request, please enquire.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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. 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR FULL-DAY TOURS

Trip Advisor Review (Shari208)

An amazing day with all gear that was needed fully supplied as part of the deal. I can't believe that one man could hold such interesting in-depth glacial, bushcraft and local knowledge. Then deliver it back to our group in such a fun way. As a family, we thoroughly enjoyed our adventures off the beaten path. We had the most fantastic day and are eager to come back and enjoy more adventures with Cliff and the awesome team, we seriously can't recommend them enough."  - Franz Josef Glacier + Fox Glacier Combo Tour

Patricia

Cliff our guide was the very best.

 

Very knowledgable, relaxed and friendly.

 

It was a fantastic day and well worth doing, 5*!!! - Franz Josef, Fox Glacier & Lake Matheson Combination Tour.

Rustbell

If you don't book this tour you are missing out. 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 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. 5*!!! - Franz Josef, Fox Glacier & Lake Matheson Combo Tour

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