Franz Josef glacier walks

Enjoy moderate to easy walks around the township of Franz Josef and its glacier.



Glacier Valley walk

  • Time: 45 minutes.
  • Skill level: Moderate

From the glacier car park it’s a 45-minute walk to the public glacier viewing point.

Te Ara A Waiau walkway

  • Time: One hour.
  • Skill level: Easy.

Track goes from village to glacier carpark via bush track.

Peters Pool walk

  • Time: 25 minutes.
  • Skill level: Easy.

Enjoy reflective views of the glacier and mountain peaks from the smaller kettle lake.

More information on West Coast walks

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Franz Josef Glacier Tours

Guided tours with exclusive guiding access to Franz Josef Glacier and combining traditional guiding techniques unique to Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Franz Josef Glacier Guides


Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand
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