Insider's Guide to Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

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Taking a guided walk on a glacier has to be one of the coolest experiences you'll have in New Zealand. Whether hovering over the spectacular ice formations by helicopter or strapping on crampons to hike the ice, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are ... 

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The valley walk

April 2013

The valleywalk towards the glacier

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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

Ice tube

April 2014

This is the ice tube we walked through.

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

Off we go!

November 2013

Stephen L
Singapore

Our party being led up the glacier by our wonderful guide, San.

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

At the glacier

April 2013

Taking a great picture with Henno with the glacier at the back

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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

Glacier snout and meltwater channel

December 2012

Arriving over the snout of the glacier - ever the geography teacher!

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

Exploring an Ice Cave

November 2012

The Glacier is a constantly changing environment, so every tour is different. If you are fortunate, you will see unique and beautiful formations in the ice. My group was lucky enought that we found this cave and it was deemed safe to go in and have a look. I hope you enjoy your hike as much as I did.

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier

March 2012

Tour guide - AJ at the entrance to the ice cave

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

Ice Cave - Franz Josef Glazier

March 2012

Going down the ice cave - Jeanette McCluskey

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

Ice Cave - Franz Josef Glazier

March 2012

Entrance to the ice cave - Jeanette McCluskey

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

Ice Cave - Franz Josef Glacier

March 2012

Entering the ice cave - Jeanette McCluskey

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

The view from the glacier top!

October 2011

360 degrees of absolute beauty!

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

Wow!

October 2011

We took many pix and this just one of the reasons why.

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

The Hike up.

October 2011

Our group proceeding up a slope yet to another blue ice cave.,

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

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