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Shona P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

A memorable activity. Loved scrambling along the valley, we waded through a rushing stream, stood so close to the spray of the wonderful waterfalls. Held chunks of ice from the pounding river. Fabulous guide. Joshua. Gave us such a lot if interesting details. He worked so hard to give the group a brilliant time and it certainly was amazing.

suellis31

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Booking a tour allowed us to hike paths in the woods leading to the glacier that the general public walking on their own could not access. The guide's knowledge of various plants and the history of the glacier definitely made it a good deal as opposed to just walking up to the glacier viewpoint on your own. The ticket also included use of the glacier hot water pools which felt great after all the traveling we had been doing.

Jane A Israel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Great trip, beautiful scenery and the guide was superb, I didn't want a difficult walk and this was perfect. We had great weather.

Sharon P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Very much enjoyed getting close to the glacier. Guides were fun and informative. Having company's gear to wear was worth the price of the ticket alone-warm, comfortable and protected us against the elements. No drying of boots and outerwear needed after the walk--just returned it to them.

anne a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

the guides were excellent-- Josh and Peter i think.
They were interested in the guests and keen to share their extensive knowledge throughout the tour.
it was obvious that you could just walk most of the way without the guides but it was worth the money to pay for the added information from the guides.

Nino B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

An awesome walk to the foot of the glacier. Had a great guide who told us lots about the glacial valley. Note that you do not walk on the glacier.

spencer.bath

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

we ready enjoy the walk

L D J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

We had a fun time at Franz Josef ,The valley walk was educational and interesting the whole thing took more or less 3-4 hours. Our guide was friendly and we were able to get closer to the glacier. We were able to hold the glacier and take pictures on it.

Edward C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

We enjoyed the experience a great deal. Our guide made our trip to the glazier one to remember.

Belinda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Our tour guide was fantastic! Good for all ages, and fabulous local knowledge! I would recommend this tour!

Mary Rose L Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Amazing experience our guide took us to the rim of the glacier would highly recommend this tour.

Roger L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Very informative guide led just the two of us on this interesting walk. We were able to go quite close to the glacier and appreciated it much more as we could ask questions and were shown aspects we wouldn't have noticed on our own.

C P H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

A lovely valley walk to the glacier on paths dedicated to the tour with two excellent guides (Mike and Jasmine). Thoroughly recommended as a great introduction to the Franz Josef Glacier.

skippy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

This was great value for money - not only did we get a good 3hr hour guided walk but also passes to get into the hot water pools which would have cost us 20 dollars each! We were also given a DVD about Franz Joseph so all in all a wonderful morning spent in a beautiful area of NZ.

Todd H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

I actually wrote this review under the glacier walk. Oops. Both are great. You see totally different things. Loved the small group size able to move quickly and see lots more than expected. Regarding the Glacier walk. Fantastic too...loved helicopter ride up. Do both. Very different.

Gail M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Enjoyed this a lot our guide was friendly and full of stories and knowledge

Daryl C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

This hike was awesome! We also had a fantastic guide which made the trip even more better! All I can say is DO IT! It is fantastic! The scenery is well worth the effort!

Andrew D B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

Excellent walking tour. Recommended

SUZANNE D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2011

The valley walk was fantastic. The guide Chelsea was the best and to view the glacier was fantastic

jonmar79

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

We actually changed our walk to the helihike and was very pleased we did. This was the highlight of our trip around the south Island. The staff were professional and the guide Cliff was great. We felt confidnt with him. Great job 5 star rating

Wayne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

Even though it was pouring with rain, I rated the walk as very interesting and informitive, Our guide "Brook" was great, and went out of her way to help me, as I was recovering from a fractured ankle, the free DVD was informitive and a nice memory to recieve at the end of wet hike. regards Wayne Berry

Gillian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2010

The guide was knowledgable, and also very safety conscious. I'm not the fittest, and he took us on a walk that matched my abilities and still gave an amazing look at the glacier. Being able to use their waterproof gear saved us some soggy trousers, and the entire things was wonderful. STRONGLY RECOMMEND.

Kym A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2010

We enjoyed the walk to the glacier emensley even in the rain. Our guide was a real hottie and i wanted to bring him home for my daughter. The scenery was stunning. Our guide was full of knowledge and answered all our questions.

Lio O Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

It was an enjoyable walk. Our guide was informative and fun. Would have preferred to go further to the glacier and do more at waterfalls than to walk to the duck pond at the end of the trip to make up the time.

Alfonso E Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

Awesome experienced especially a nice tour guide. Thanks to him that made our tour very memorable one, though our way back the rain starts pouring! Above all it was amazing to be near the Glacier. Thank you again for a wonderful experience!

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