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

Welcome to the ultimate helicopter experience in New Zealand. The gateway to the famous glacier region, best accessed by helicopter.

$165 - $465
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Hot Pools
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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.

$28 to $149 (valid until 30 September 2019)
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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 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.

$80 - $180 adults.
$40 - $90 children.
Family Rate (2 adults + 2 children) of $225 for all our 3 hour tours.
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Shopping
West Coast Wildlife Centre - Rowi Kiwi
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
West Coast Wildlife Centre

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!

$15 - $60
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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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Adventure
Skydive Franz 2019
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Skydive Franz

We are New Zealand’s premier skydive company specialising in safety and fun. We’re one of only a few government safety approved skydive operators and are dedicated to the highest level of health and safety practices.

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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 to emerge at an ancient terminal moraine and an outstanding view of the Franz Josef Glacier.

$70 - $415
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Adventure
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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.

$469 - $1199
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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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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.

Free
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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Kayaks & Accommodation

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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Adventure
Fox Glacier Heliservices
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier Heliservices

Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox Glacier.

$150 - $340
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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.

$250 - $425
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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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Walking & hiking
Okarito
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Ōkārito walks

Ōkārito is a coastal settlement with stunning wetlands to explore.

FREE
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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.

FREE
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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.

$710 - $899
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Shopping
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
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. Don't miss this incredible location.

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Walking & hiking
Minnehaha Google Image Search
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.

Free
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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
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.

$75 - $95
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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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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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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.

$240 - $450
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Adventure
Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier

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

$240 - $450
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Tours
Franz Josef Heli
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Heliservices

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

$160 - $420
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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 Homestad is a historic bed and breakfast located in Franz Josef.

$200 - $430
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Hunting & fishing
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Lake Tours

Join us for a Scenic Cruise or Fishing Charter on Lake Mapourika - just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier.  Lake Mapourika's mirror-like water boasts panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Glaciers.

$115 - $200
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Tours
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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.

$240 - $450
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Adventure
Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting

Shoot undercover with total protection from any rain (it can get wet here in the rainforest), in a building designed especially for our environment and your shooting experience.

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Walking & hiking
Moraine Walk
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Moraine Walk

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

FREE
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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Vantage Helicopter Experiences

Vantage Helicopters offer three amazing scenic flights that take you close to the awe-inspiring glaciers, evergreen rainforest and magnificent mountains of the Southern Alps.

$280 - $480
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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
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 - $540
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
White Heron Sanctuary Tours

A unique experience to visit New Zealand’s only white heron nesting site in the Waitangi roto Nature Reserve.

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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.

$240 - $450
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Backpackers
Rainforest 2019
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Rainforest

Stay at Rainforest and enjoy incredible hospitality amongst the mountains and bush of the wild West Coast.

$31 - 670
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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.

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

Join us for a guided glacier experience you will never forget! Franz Josef Glacier Guides are proud to offer a range of world-class experiences designed to show you the very best of New Zealand's West Coast glaciers.

$79 - $575 (valid until 30 September 2019)
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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.

$33 - $170
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Hotels

Hotel Hari Hari

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
42 Main Road,, Harihari 7884,, 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
Shopping

Petr Hlavacek Gallery in Whataroa

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

Skydive Fox Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
1 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Adventure

Glacier Country Scenic Flights

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

Andris Apse Gallery

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