Tours

Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Book Call Directions

About

Glacier Valley Eco Tours is a family owned business committed to giving our clients the best experience on our guided nature walks in Glacier Country.

Price

$80 - $180 adults. $40 - $90 children.

Hours

8am - 9pm

More information

We specialise in small group informative tours that are personalised to suit our clients, from babies to the elderly, backpackers to couples.

Tour locations

  • Lake Matheson.
  • Okarito.
  • Franz Josef Glacier.
  • Fox Glacier.

We provide wet weather gear (raincoats, over trousers and umbrellas) as well as walking poles, and provide tea/coffee/hot chocolate and biscuit on all our tours.

Tour duration

  • Half day (3 hr) tours to Okarito and Lake Matheson.
  • Full day (8hr) tours to Okarito
  • Franz Josef and Fox Glacier Eco Tour: Three hours, please allow four hours.
  • Full day tour to Franz Josef Glacier' (via Roberts Point track)
  • Combo tours available - any two or three hour tours in one day.

Franz Josef Eco Tour

The tour starts with a short drive in our courtesy vehicle to the glacier car park Enjoy walking through forest for your first glimpse of Franz Josef Glacier.

Your guide will shared facts on glaciation, geology and the natural history of this area.

Easy to moderate walk with great photo opportunities.

Fox Glacier Eco Tour

We will drive to the Fox Glacier South side car park (30 minutes from Franz Josef, 10 minutes from Fox township).

The track runs through glaciated rainforest in Westland Tai Poutini National Park with focal points of huge rata, rimu trees and moss.

Enjoy views of Fox Glacier, Fox neve, Mt Tasman, one of NZ's highest mountains.

This tour is suitable for beginners, all ages and abilities - a great family-friendly experience.

This tour does not get close to the terminal face of the glacier due to safety reasons.

Directions

Scott Base Information Centre, 22 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Get directions

Related Listings

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Accommodation
bella vista motels fox g Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

Superior affordable accommodation in the heart of Fox Glacier Village.

$108 - $210
Learn more
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
See & Do
Franz Josef Glacier Guides walks.jpg Franz Josef glacier walks

Enjoy moderate to easy walks around the township of Franz Josef and its glacier.

FREE
Learn more
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Towns, Places & Info centres
Franz josef town centre.PNG Franz Josef

The small but lively Franz Josef village is surrounded by lush rainforest with the high snow-capped Alps above.

Learn more
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Heli-Hike 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.

$419 (child age 8-14)
$499 (15 years and over)
Learn more
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
See & Do
Glacier-Country-Kayaks3.PNG 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.

$85-$145
Learn more
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
See & Do
Moraine Walk Moraine Walk

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

FREE
Learn more