Franz Josef Glacier Guides: Glacier Valley Walk
Min 4 people
Max 13 per guide
Minimum age: 6 years
Duration: Up to 3 hours
Breathable Rain Jacket
Waterproof over-trousers (if required)
Socks and sturdy boots (or you have the option to wear your own hiking boots)
Crampons (with small waist bag) for superior glacier grip
Woollen hats and gloves (if required)
2-4 warm upper body layers ideally woollen or polypro (not cotton)
Quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans)
Food and drink for the day
Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera
What not to bring:
iPods / MP3 players
Car / Room Keys
This interpretive walk to the glacier is the perfect opportunity to learn the role of the Franz Josef Glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape. After a short walk through the regenerating rainforest, the trip continues along the glacier valley with your guide calling stops to explain the unique features of the Franz Josef Glacier and its surroundings.
With the emphasis more on geographical information and the glacier's history, you're able to venture right up to the dramatic terminal face of this advancing glacier with your experienced and knowledgeable guide.
Departs daily at 10.15am and 2.15pm.