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GLACIER COUNTRY

River Walk

FREE
Enjoy this pleasant short walk and get a great view of the glacier and the opportunity to cross a historic suspension bridge.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Hot Pools

$23 - $125
Nestled in lush rainforest, lulled by the sound of gently cascading water, The Glacier Hot Pools invites you to leave your day to day worries behind & submerge yourself in deliciously warm water.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Fox Glacier Heliservices

$150 - $340
Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox Glacier.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Souvenir Shop in Franz Josef

You’ll find our Glacier shop in the Franz Josef Glacier township, a 30 minute drive north of Fox Glacier.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier

$225 - $405
The Helicopter Line can offer you spectacular close-up views on a scenic flight to explore and discover the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Lake Matheson

Free
The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk one of the most popular on the West Coast.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Petr Hlavacek Gallery in Whataroa

Photographic gallery of worldwide published, renowned New Zealand landscape photographer Petr Hlavacek.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Franz Josef Heli-Hike

Combine two awesome scenic helicopter flights over Franz Josef glacier with a unique guided walk among the ice cave, pinnacles and seracs of this pristine alpine environment.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier

$225 - $405
Discover the glacier wonderland on close-up scenic flights with Glacier Helicopters.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier

$225 - $405
The Helicopter Line can offer you spectacular close-up views on a scenic flight to explore and discover the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Moraine Walk

FREE
Moraines are the debris of rocks and stones left when a glacier retreats.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Andris Apse Gallery

$1 - $8
We showcase the work of Internationally-renowned Landscape Photographer Andris Apse.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

One of only two places in the world where you can view glaciers descending into temperate rainforest and the most accessible glaciers in the world make the Glacier Country a "must do".
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Country Kayaks

Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, Lake Mapourika was created by the retreating Franz Josef Glacier some 14,000 years ago.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.

Welcome to the ultimate helicopter experience in New Zealand. The gateway to the famous glacier region, best accessed by helicopter.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Minnehaha Walk

Free
This delightful short walk follows a stream through the rainforest. Glow worms can be seen along the trail.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Franz Josef Heliservices

$160 - $420
Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

West Coast Wildlife Centre

$15 - $60
West Coast Wildlife Centre is the home of the official breeding programme for the world's rarest kiwi called the Rowi and NOW the Haast Kiwi !
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Across Country Quad Bikes

$70 - $415
The only quad bike ride in New Zealand with glacial views and the thrill of riding through West Coast dense rainforest, riverbeds and glorious mud to emerge at an ancient terminal moraine and an outstanding view of the Franz Josef Glacier.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Okarito Boat Tours & Cottages

$45 - $85
Super….Natural….Okarito…Sit back and relax as you are transported from land to the tranquil waters of the Okarito lagoon and rainforest waterways to view the birds, ancient plants and trees and the untouched landscape that combine to make the Okarito – so “magic”.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Franz Josef Glacier Guides

$85 - $429
We lead novice clients into glacier terrain normally only seen by experienced mountaineers, and are committed to providing the most spectacular and rewarding trips available.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

White Heron Sanctuary Tours

A unique experience to visit New Zealand’s only white heron nesting site in the Waitangi roto Nature Reserve.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Air Safaris Franz Josef

$250 - $425
Our Grand Traverse scenic flight from Franz Josef provides the best way to experience this glacial environment in its entirety.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

West Coast Cycling - Glacier Country

Walk or cycle through bush from Franz Josef township to the Franz Josef Glacier car park.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Hertiage & History - Glacier Country

Learn about the gold, timber, coal, Maori and aviation history of the West Coast at the many heritage sites on the West Coast
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Country Lake Tours

$115 - $200
Join us for a Scenic Cruise or Fishing Charter on Lake Mapourika - just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier.  Lake Mapourika's mirror-like water boasts panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Glaciers.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Alpine Fault Tours

$15 - $40
To make your experience of New Zealand’s Glacier Country complete, you must see how the power of the colliding Pacific and Australian continental plates have created the awesome Alps of Westland.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Fox Glacier Guiding New Zealand

$49 - $399
New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company, offer spectacular guided glacier walks, heli-hikes and mountaineering on the West Coast's longest & less crowded glacier - the Fox Glacier.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Skydive Fox Glacier

$299 - $578
Skydive from 16,000ft above the West Coast glaciers with Skydive Fox Glacier.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Skydive Franz

$319 - $559
Take your skydive experience to "The Next Level"
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Lord of the Rings Location

Lighting of the beacons that run along The White Mountains (Ered Nimrais) from Gondor to Rohan was filmed at Mount Gunn, near Franz Josef, West Coast.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Matheson Cafe & Reflectionz Gifts & Gallery

One of N.Z.’s greatest scenic icons, Lake Matheson, lies just six kilometres from Fox Glacier, renowned for its stunning reflections of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Helicopters Fox Glacier

$225 - $405
Discover the glacier wonderland on close-up scenic flights with Glacier Helicopters.
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