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Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools reopening

Media release

The Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools are set to reopen on Thursday 3 December.

“We are very excited to be reopening the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools,” says Franz Josef Glacier Guides Business Manager Jon Tyler.

“This has been widely supported by the local community and people all around the country, which is humbling and greatly appreciated.

“We are doing everything we can to ensure that when the doors are open, we can welcome everyone with the Ngāi Tahu Tourism manaakitanga they have come to expect and have experienced in the past.”

Glacier Country Tourism Group Chairs, Richard Benton and Rob Jewell, say it is very exciting to see the Glacier Hot Pools in Franz Josef reopening.

“This is simply yet another great reason to visit both the Fox and Franz Josef glacier region, to relax, refresh and unwind with the whole family.”

DWC Regional Tourism Manager, Jim Little, says given the current border restrictions the reopening of the hot pools is an important boost for the region.

“The Franz Josef Hot Pools are a major drawcard for the domestic market and local West Coasters. After a day hiking the glaciers, there is no better way to unwind than relaxing in the hot pools.”

The Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools will be reopening on Thursday 3 December. The opening hours will be 12.00pm to 8.30pm.

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