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.



It is a place of dramatic contrasts with snow-capped mountains, steep forested slopes, glaciers and impassible gorges to the east of the fault and forested lowlands, lakes, wetlands and wide river mouths to the west.

The area is best known for the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers where you can walk up the river valleys to see the terminal faces or take a guided trip onto the ice.

Westland National Park is the backbone of Glacier Country and is part of the South West New Zealand UNESCO World Heritage Area.


69 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand
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