Franz Josef glacier walks

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



Glacier Valley walk

  • Time: 45 minutes.
  • Skill level: Moderate

From the glacier car park it’s a 45-minute walk to the public glacier viewing point.

Te Ara A Waiau walkway

  • Time: One hour.
  • Skill level: Easy.

Track goes from village to glacier carpark via bush track.

Peters Pool walk

  • Time: 25 minutes.
  • Skill level: Easy.

Enjoy reflective views of the glacier and mountain peaks from the smaller kettle lake.

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Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand
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