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11 Must-See, Must-Insta Places in New Zealand

Number 3 is Franz Josef Glaciers

Jim Little

May 9, 2016

Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier, and its neighboring Fox Glacier, are popular tourist destinations.They flow nearly to sea level, making them some of the easiest glaciers to reach via foot in the world. Franz Josef Glacier, pictured here, stretches nearly seven miles along New Zealand’s South Alps. 

Lolos took guided tours of both glaciers in May, which is late autumn in New Zealand. He took a helicopter to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier to explore the bright blue caves and crevasses for a couple hours. “It was another world,” says Lolos. “We were like kids in a playground we’d never seen before.”
Franz Josef Heli-Hike

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