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Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour Winter Sports

Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour

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Experience a Franz Josef Glacier heli-hike as you explore ice caves and other glacial terrain with a professional guide.  Then don provided boots, jacket and ice axe for a guided hike past deep crevasses and towering ice-blue pinnacles before the return chopper ride down. Choose from seasonal departure times to suit your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$332.78
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US$332.78

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz JosefNature and Wildlife

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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Appreciate the majesty and scale of Franz Josef and Fox glaciers from the air during a 30-minute helicopter flight and snow landing. Enjoy aerial views over both glaciers from your prime position in the sky, and hear live commentary from the professional pilot before landing atop either Fox or Franz Josef. Then hop out and focus your camera lens on a glacial scene of frozen icefalls, glowing blue ice fields and plunging crevasses — considered to be among New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$247.01
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US$247.01

2-Hour Adventure Quad Bike Tour from Franz JosefNature and Wildlife

2-Hour Adventure Quad Bike Tour from Franz Josef

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Explore the landscape around the Franz Josef glacier and New Zealand's rugged West Coast on a 2-hour ATV tour from Franz Josef village. Take in the mountains and rainforest of the Southern Alps as you go offroad and follow paths carved by ancient glaciers paths in the wilderness. Your guide leads you through the rainforest, riverbeds, grasslands, and mud on a thrilling tour that includes use of ATV equipment and wet weather gear.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.79
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US$109.79

Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef GlacierNature and Wildlife

Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier

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Explore the serene waters of Lake Mapourika in New Zealand’s glacier country on this kayak adventure from Franz Joseph Glacier. Paddle with your guide out onto Lake Mapourika, widely considered one of western New Zealand’s most scenic spots. Enjoy uninterrupted views as your guide explains the region’s fascinating geology, and marvel at the way the mighty Southern Alps are mirrored perfectly in the calm waters. Head into the estuaries of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and discover some of the country’s oldest untouched rainforest as native birds sing overhead.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82.34
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US$82.34
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Fox Glacier Valley Eco TourHiking

Fox Glacier Valley Eco Tour

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Hike Fox Glacier Valley on a guided walking tour that explores glaciology, geology, local plants, and animals. Walking alongside a local guide is a great way to learn the natural history of the Fox Glacier and the surrounding mountains, and should conditions allow, it means you can depart the main trail to explore an area that many visitors miss.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.90
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US$54.90

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 20 minutes)Nature and Wildlife

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 20 minutes)

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Get aerial views of Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier on this air flight, including a snow landing. Take fantastic photos of the pinnacles and sheer crevasses, then make a snow landing for more shots of you and your party. Multiple departure times throughout the day make for a flexible outing, and you'll learn about the glaciers through your guide/pilot's informative commentary.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$192.12
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US$192.12

Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter FlightNature and Wildlife

Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

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This 20-minute scenic helicopter flight takes you soaring above Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier with a snow landing at the top — the perfect opportunity to get up close to a glacier in the South Island. You’ll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over towering ice formations before a soft landing in a snowfield. Admire Mt Cook/Aoraki, New Zealand’s highest peak, from the glacial summit.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$192.12
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US$192.12

Twin Glacier Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 30 minutes)Nature and Wildlife

Twin Glacier Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 30 minutes)

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Visit both the Franz Josef Glacier and the Fox Glacier on a single tour from Franz Josef on this flight tour that includes a snow landing. Get up close with the blue ice of these mammoth glaciers and snap unbelievable aerial photos from both the air and the ground level. Learn about the glaciology and environment of the area through your pilot's guided commentary.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$250.44
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US$250.44

Twin Glaciers Scenic Flight with Vantage HelicoptersNature and Wildlife

Twin Glaciers Scenic Flight with Vantage Helicopters

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Scenic flight over both Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Be mesmerized by crevasses and rugged seracs. Only place in New Zealand to see glaciers in close proximity to rain forest. Includes 10 minute landing for that once in a lifetime photo opportunity.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$277.03
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US$277.03

The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)Nature and Wildlife

The GRAND TOUR including snow landing (allow 40 minutes)

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This short helicopter tour offers the unique opportunity to get close to two of New Zealand’s iconic glaciers, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Fly by some of the region’s many natural wonders, including Mount Tasman, Aoraki Mount Cook and Tasman Glacier, and make the most of incredible photo opportunities. This tour is operated by the only local company with Government permission to land on the snow inside Westland Tai Poutini National Park – you won’t get this chance with anyone else.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$339.64
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US$339.64

4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi SanctuaryNature and Wildlife

4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

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Discover the natural wonders of Lake Mapourika on this 4-hour kayaking adventure. Paddle around the lake against a backdrop of the Franz Josef Glacier, head ashore for a hike around the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and learn more about New Zealand’s famous Kiwi birds.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.49
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US$99.49
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Okarito Eco TourNature and Wildlife

Okarito Eco Tour

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There’s more to the West Coast than its two famous glaciers, and this half-day eco-tour gives you the chance to discover one of the area’s hidden gems. Explore the coastal village of Okarito, a 19th-century gold mining town that’s far from the resort village crowds and right on the doorstep of an expansive wetland area. Afterward, enjoy a peaceful hike through native bush to a lookout that offers impressive views of the Southern Alps on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.90
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US$54.90

Fishing Charter - Lake MapourikaCultural Tours

Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika

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Fish for brown trout and salmon at Lake Mapourika and benefit from the expertise of a local skipper. You’ll get comfortable on this fishing charter that features an indoor cabin and plenty of outside seating for all weather conditions. Fishing equipment is provided, and staff can help you purchase a fishing license.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.49
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US$99.49
Taking safety measures

Lake Matheson Eco TourNature and Wildlife

Lake Matheson Eco Tour

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Explore the area around Lake Matheson on a guided nature walk. With a guide in the lead, you can focus on the scenery and listening to the guided commentary about the area's flora, fauna, and unique ecosystem. Get the chance to snap photos of Mt. Tasman and Mt. Cook reflected in the glassy surface of the lake. Early morning or late evening departures give the best possible reflections and ensure there is plenty of time in the day for other activities.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.90
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US$54.90

Tandem Skydive 20,000ft from Franz JosefExtreme

Tandem Skydive 20,000ft from Franz Josef

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Skydive over Mount Cook (Aoraki) and the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers on this tandem excursion from Franz Josef. Get the best possible views of the area and an adventurous experience in the company of a seasoned instructor. This 3-hour experience departs multiple times a day, allowing for flexibility of scheduling.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$410.99
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US$410.99

Franz Josef Glacier Heli-HikeHiking

Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

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On this Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour and hike, land atop the glacier and explore ice caves and pinnacles with a small group. Soar above New Zealand’s Southern Alps during a scenic flight, then grab your crampons and make your way through dramatic ice formations during a moderately difficult hike. After your return flight, rejuvenate with a complimentary blissful soak at Glacier Hot Pools. Numbers are limited to 11 to ensure personalized attention from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$324.45
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US$324.45

Twin Glaciers and Aoraki Mount Cook with Vantage HelicoptersNature and Wildlife

Twin Glaciers and Aoraki Mount Cook with Vantage Helicopters

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Scenic aerial view of some of New Zealand's most spectacular natural features; Southern Alps, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and rainforest. View New Zealand's highest mountain - Aoraki Mount Cook.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$349.93
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US$349.93

Franz Josef Glacier Valley WalkWinter Sports

Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

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Take a guided hike to the terminal face of Franz Josef Glacier, scrambling along an exclusive pathway over the riverbed of the mighty Waiho. During the interpretive valley walk to the glacier, your guide covers the geographical features of this magnificent alpine landscape. Upon reaching the viewpoint, you’re treated to an up-close look at the advancing glacier. Numbers are limited to 13 people per group for a more personal experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.86
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US$54.86

Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter FlightCity Packages

Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

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See the imposing Southern Alps on an aerial tour with a helicopter landing on the snowfields of Franz Josef Glacier. Your 40-minute helicopter flight soars above the stunning alpine landscapes of the South Island, narrated by the professional pilot. Enjoy prime views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from above before descending toward the lush rainforests at the edge of the Tasman Sea.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$336.21
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US$336.21

Lake Mapourika Scenic Cruise from Franz JosefDay Cruises

Lake Mapourika Scenic Cruise from Franz Josef

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This 2-hour scenic cruise on the tranquil, reflective waters of Lake Mapourika offers postcard-perfect photo ops from the boat’s viewing platform. Admire a sweeping panorama of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier while you listen to live commentary about this scenic gem. Upgrade your tour to include a bush walk through some of the last remaining Kahikatea rainforest and visit the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, home to the rowi, New Zealand’s rarest kiwi bird. Select a morning, afternoon or evening departure.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.91
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US$78.91
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Skip the Line: Franz Josef Wildlife Center Ticket with Optional Backstage PassAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Franz Josef Wildlife Center Ticket with Optional Backstage Pass

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Learn about the New Zealand native bird, the kiwi, with admission to the Franz Josef Wildlife Center. Tour the largest kiwi hatching facility on the South Island and opt to include a Backstage Pass Tour, where you'll get 30 minutes of access behind the scenes. Your ticket also includes access to the West Coast storytelling areas and an interactive glacier exhibition. Buy your passes in advance to guarantee your admission to this popular attraction, great for all weather and all times of year.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.42
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US$25.42

Glacier Explorer - 1 Glacier with Snow LandingNature and Wildlife

Glacier Explorer - 1 Glacier with Snow Landing

Explore the grandeur of the Franz Josef Glacier, taking in views of the stunning Southern Alps and Mount Elie de Beaumont before touching down for a breath-taking snow landing with panoramic mountain views. Glacier Country Helicopters' scenic flights depart from our private helipad, located next to the Franz Josef Glacier's ancient terminal moraine. We land at the edge of the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, meaning you get to experience more of the stunning scenery the West Coast has to offer. Our diverse team is made up of born and bred Coasters, and those who have adopted Franz Josef as their home. Our knowledge of the area has been handed down from generation to generation, we look forward to handing this knowledge down to you.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$187.31
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US$187.31

Tandem Skydive 16,500ft from Franz JosefExtreme

Tandem Skydive 16,500ft from Franz Josef

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Experience the thrill of tandem skydiving from 16,500 feet (5,029 meters) and marvel at expansive views that include Aoraki/Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s tallest peak. An instructor provides training and skydive gear plus round-trip transport from Franz Josef village. You’ll plunge from an aircraft amid the vivid scenery of glaciers, lakes, rivers, and ocean. Choose from multiple departure times.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$294.35
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US$294.35

Franz Josef Glacier 2 Hour TourNature and Wildlife

Franz Josef Glacier 2 Hour Tour

Locally owned at operated family business. Informative small group tours with experienced nature guide. . Family-friendly and suitable for all ages & abilities, we cater tours to suit you, at your pace. Lots of information on glaciology, geology, geomorphology, flora & fauna, local legends & history.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.83
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US$46.83

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