Glacier Valley Eco Tours
Glacier Valley Eco Tours is a NZ owned and operated family business, committed to giving our clients the best experience on our guided Nature Walks in and around Glacier Country NZ. We specialise in small group informative tours that are personalised to suit our client needs, and therefore we are able to take all age groups, from babies to the elderly, backpackers to couples. Visit the famous Franz Josef or Fox Glacier Valley's and go adventuring in these dynamic rainforests full of waterfalls, rivers & birds. Walk around the iconic reflections at Lake Matheson at sunset with your guide pointing out wild mushrooms or native orchids that you would usually miss by yourself. Visit the historic old gold mining community of Okarito - a hidden seaside village rich in birds, lagoon, beach, rainforest, peguins, seals, DOC Kiwi Sanctuary, and one of the biggest natural wetlands in NZ. We provide options of half day (3 hr) or full day (8hr) tours to Franz Josef & Okarito, as well as the option of doing any combination of two or three tours in one day - from the Mountains to the Sea, (or Mountains to the Lake) in one day!
Our guides will provide interpretation on local flora/fauna, glaciology, geology, history of the area - our guides are notorious for talking too much!
We provide wet weather gear (raincoats, overtrousers & umbrellas) as well as walking poles, and provide tea/coffee/hotchoc & biscuit on all our tours.