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Helicopters & Hummers - Franz Josef Eat, Stay & Fly Package

One night’s accommodation at 4.5 Star Westwood Lodge B&B, 25minute helicopter flight over the Franz Josef Glacier including a 10-minute snow landing, hummer limousine ride to the Blue Ice Restaurant for a 2-course dinner.

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Across Country Quad Bikes

Experience the thrill of riding our off-road vehicles through ancient glacial riverbed, lush green rain forest and safari like grassland on an exciting 2 hour excursion.

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Franz Josef, Fox Glacier & Lake Matheson Full Day Combo Tour

A combination of the Franz Josef Glacier Eco Tour, Fox Glacier Eco Tour and the Lake Matheson Tour. Experience all three of these popular visitor sites in our area all in one day and save.

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VIP Fully Guided Backstage Pass Tours

Book a VIP Backstage Pass Tour which includes a behind the scenes tour into the kiwi incubation and hatching facility and the Tuatara Encounter. Based in Franz Josef and the largest indoor visitor attraction on the West Coast. Photos permitted.

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Fox Glacier Valley Eco Tour

Explore the Fox Glacier area & learn about the flora and fauna, glaciology and geography surrounding this glacier. Fully guided walk taking you off the beaten path where the unguided public are restricted.

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Fox Glacier Valley Ebike & Hike

A fun opportunity to explore the untamed natural wilderness of Fox Glacier valley. Your experienced guide will take you on a journey of discovery to enjoy the rainforest, hike a secret track and grab a stunning photo of the Fox Glacier.

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Glacier Explorer - 25min Franz Josef Scenic Flight

Glacier Explorer is a 25 minute scenic flight flying over the Franz Josef Glacier and taking in part of the Southern Alps. The 10 minute snow landing with a great view of Mt Ellie de Beaumont & Mt Cook in the distance with plenty of time for photos.

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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.

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Welcome to Middle Earth - 45min Scenic Glacier Flight (Lord of the Rings)

Take in the Franz Josef Glacier, through “The White Mountains from Gondor to Rohan” where the Lighting of the Beacons (Return of the King - LOTR) was filmed at Mount Gunn. See the Ice Lake & land in the snow in Shackleton Glacier bowl for 15 minutes.

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