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Enjoy a 2-hour guided walk to the Franz Josef Glacier lookout, spotting local fauna and flora and experiencing beautiful natural landscapes along the way.
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Pickup included

Pickup is available in Franz Josef Glacier township only.

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  • Take in panoramic views of the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Learn about the geology of the area and how the glacier was formed
  • Walkthrough picturesque creeks and discover hidden waterfalls
  • See the rich and diverse flora and fauna found in the tepid rainforest
Full description
Enjoy a relaxing small-group walking tour to view the Franz Josef Glacier with an experienced local guide where you will learn about glaciers and the local nature.

Get picked up from your accommodation and drive to the glacier carpark to begin your guided tour. Stroll through the tepid rainforest full of creeks, beautiful flora, fauna, and native trees. Gaze in wonder as you the Franz Josef Glacier comes into full view.

Discover hidden gems such as native snails, mushrooms, orchids, and birds. You will have the opportunity for some off-track walking (at your guide’s discretion) to see hidden waterfalls that the general public cannot access. 

During the walk, enjoy a cup of tea with a view while you try to spot Chamois in the valley and listen to the songs of the forest birds.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of walking poles (if required)
  • Use of rain gear (if required)
  • Use of walking boots (if required)
What’s Not Included
  • Walking on the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Touching the ice/glacier
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Drones
Know before you go
This tour will take place rain or shine

From US$ 56.94 per person

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Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Product ID: 387909