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Franzjoseftours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Paddling Tours, Scenic Cruises, Fishing Tours & Combo Tours

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
WHITE HERON SANCTUARY TOURS WHATAROA

Tours to visit New Zealand’s only White Heron Nesting Site

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Must see
Skydive Franz
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Skydiving above the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers - Nobody Jumps Higher!

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Tours
Glacier Valley Eco Tours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Valley Eco Tours

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.

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Cycling
Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
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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Shopping
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools

Nestled among the lush native rainforest in the heart of Franz Josef, the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools provide a truly unique, natural setting for the ultimate in relaxation.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Gillespies Beach

Gillespies Beach, out of Fox Glacier, offers a scenic drive, lovely views of the Southern Alps, an historic cemetery and many coastal walks.

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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Ice Climbing!

The Newest Franz Josef experience!

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Bed & breakfast
Holly Homestead B&B
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Holly Homestead B&B

Built in 1926 for the Paganini family, Holly Homestead is a historic bed and breakfast located in Franz Josef.

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Tours
Glacier Country Helicopters
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.

Glacier Country Helicopters offer a choice of three scenic flight across the rainforests, glaciers and mountains that form our incredible backyard.

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Must see
Hikers on Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier are among the most accessible glaciers in the world.

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Tours
Okarito Boat Tours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Boat Tours And Cottages

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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Backpackers
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glow Worm Accommodation

Affordable accommodation in Franz Josef with free soup, breakfast, popcorn, spa pool, and international phone calls.

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier

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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Walking & hiking
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Minnehaha Walk

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

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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters Fox Glacier

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

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Adventure
Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier Guides

With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery and a two hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features, it's no wonder our guests often label their Glacier Heli Hike as the highlight of their visit to Aotearoa (New Zealand).

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Experience Fox Glacier

Enjoy this amazing country on horseback, take in the incredible vistas, wind along the bush-clad Fox River or grab an e-bike and cycle through this remote wilderness!

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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Across Country Quad Bikes

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.

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Walking & hiking
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef glacier walks

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

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Adventure
air safaris
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Air Safaris Franz Josef

Our Grand Traverse scenic flight from Franz Josef provides the best way to experience this glacial environment in its entirety.

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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier

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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Walking & hiking
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Moraine Walk

Moraines are the debris of rocks and stones left when a glacier retreats. Explore old moraine surfaces on this easy, short walk, south of Fox Glacier township.

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Adventure
Skydive Franz 2019
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

We are New Zealand’s premier skydive company specialising in safety and fun.

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Hotels
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, come and experience the newest in eco-friendly accommodation.

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Adventure
Fox Glacier Heliservices
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
HeliServices.NZ Fox Glacier

Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

$195 - $495
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier Guiding New Zealand

New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company, offering spectacular guided glacier walks, heli-hikes and alpine heli-treks on the West Coast's longest and less crowded glacier - the Fox Glacier.

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National Parks
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park extends from the highest peaks of the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea and is split by the Alpine Fault.

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Hotels
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will welcome you in true New Zealand style.

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Kayaks

Stunning rental and fully guided kayak trips on the remote and tranquil Okarito Lagoon, with incredible views of the Southern Alps and Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Family friendly and suitable for all abilities.

$60 - $130
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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson

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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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier

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

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Walking & hiking
Okarito
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Ōkārito walks

Ōkārito is a coastal settlement with stunning wetlands to explore.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Okarito
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito lagoon and beach

Okarito Lagoon is New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland. A coastal lagoon, it is 130 kms south of Hokitika, covering an area of about 12km.

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Tours
Franz Josef Heli
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
HeliServices.NZ Franz Josef

Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

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Shopping
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson Cafe & Reflectionz Gifts & Gallery

Lake Matheson, famous for its picture perfect reflections of Mount Cook & superb views of Fox Glacier. Visit our award winning café & unique gift gallery adjacent to the walkway at this incredible location.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Bruce Bay

Bruce Bay - or Mahitahi - is a small coastal settlement with stunning sea vistas and a wonderfully wild windswept beach, 40km south of Fox Glacier and 80 km from Haast.

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
West Coast Wildlife Centre Cafe

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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History & heritage
LOTR Lord of the Rings West Coast location
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
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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Transport

Glacier Shuttles and Charters Franz Josef

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Main Road, Franz Josef, West Coast, New Zealand
Jade

Te Koha Gallery

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef, West Coast, 7886, New Zealand
Shopping

Petr Hlavacek Gallery in Whataroa

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
1773-1861 Whataroa Hwy, Whataroa 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Hotels

Hotel Hari Hari

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
42 Main Road, Harihari 7884, West Coast, New Zealand
Adventure

Glacier Country Scenic Flights

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Scenic Flights, Whataroa, West Coast, New Zealand
Gallery

Andris Apse Gallery

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Oasis, Franz Josef Highway 6, 7856, West Coast, New Zealand
Adventure

Alpine Fault Tours

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Whataroa, 7857, West Coast, New Zealand
Tours

Farwest Farm Tours

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
200 Wanganui Flat Road, Hari Hari, Westland, New Zealand
Golf

Whataroa Golf Course

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
15 Main Road, Whataroa, 7886, West Coast