131 reviews of Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by Cherry, Hong Kong, May 2013
Amazing view, adventurous tour, and well-trained guide. Recommended!
Reviewed by Emma J, April 2013
The trip is absolutely amazing, highly recommended, one of the highlights of our NZ trip. The guide was extremely knowledgeable. You don’t need to be an elite athlete to do it. Take snacks and water as you walk up an appetite. The hot pool entry is an added bonus and just what the body needs after 3 hours of ice walking.
Reviewed by Staicy T, April 2013
Amazing experience. Our tour guide (Will) was great! Well worth the price, you won't regret it!
Reviewed by Anita C, Australia, March 2013
The glacier walk was my favourite activity in New Zealand by far. It was well organized and the guides were great. They give you all the gear you require. We spent nearly 3 hours on the glacier and it was amazing as was the helicopter rides up and back. It wasn't very difficult physically, but was done at a relaxed pace. Our guide, Milo, did his best to make our trip interesting and enjoyable. The views were great and the ice caves were too. I would highly recommend this trip for value, excitement, and something you won't get to do too many times in your life. Loved it!!
Reviewed by Bethan P, March 2013
Honestly - the only experience I have ever had in life that rivalled diving on the Great Barrier Reef. The Glacier itself was just incredible and the hike did not disappoint. The helicopter ride was short but long enough to experience the thrill of seeing such an amazing landscape from the skies. And the staff at FJ Glacier Guides were brilliant - very professional and thinking of safety at all times but Yanna (our guide for the hike) was just amazing. Friendly, funny and extremely informative - she really made the experience what it was and we couldn't have asked for anything else. Don't go all the way to New Zealand and not do this...you'll regret it!
Reviewed by Robert C, February 2013
Was fantastic, recommend this to anyone looking to try something different
Reviewed by Ming chien Y, February 2013
So great. It is a good experience especially for those people live in tropical area.
Reviewed by C P H, February 2013
An exhilarating walk/scramble over, throiugh and occasionally under the glacier with an excellent guide (Mike), preceded by a wonderful helicopter ride up the valley. Great value!
Reviewed by David C, February 2013
A truly amazing experience. The trip was cancelled on our scheduled day due to high winds but we were slotted in the next day (had to shuffle our schedule a bit so be prepared for this). They would have given a full refund if we could not fit the reschedule so that was comforting. A MUST DO!
Reviewed by Wen L, February 2013
one of the highlights for may son and I during our 2 week NZ holiday. A must do if you are at Franz Josef.
Reviewed by Ciel, December 2012
Absolutely amazing! Must do if in New Zealand.
There was a slight mix-up with our tour time which was a little irratating as we were only in Franz Josef for 1 day and had a long drive that afternoon but the tour itself more than made up for it. The guides were really great and walking on the glacier was like nothing I've ever done before. Would definitely recommend it.
Reviewed by Rufiath Y, December 2012
Loved the helicopter ride there and back. Stunning views and a once in a lifetime experience. Pricey but worth it.
Reviewed by Todd H, November 2012
Great guide. Showed us much more than we expected on this valley glacier walk. Very small group too...which we liked. Able to cover a lot of turf quickly and see things a bigger group probably couldn't. Great experience. Did I mention how much we love New Zealand.