Franz Josef Glacier Experience

 Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand

Independent Tours

Visit one of the world’s most unusual glaciers, Franz Josef, which descends from the top of the Southern Alps into rainforest close to sea level. You’ll get to experience spectacular scenery, rainforests, dramatic waterfalls, lakes and wild black sand beaches, all within close proximity of Franz Josef Glacier village. You’ll enjoy a guided walk learning about the flora, fauna, history and geology of the area. And, you’ll cruise on Lake Mapourika to access a private rainforest trail through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, your chance to spot the rare kiwi bird in the wild. This is a perfect bolt on to a self-drive New Zealand holiday and will showcase the nature and beauty of the Franz Josef Glacier region with the expertise of local guides.

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Including

Accommodation

2 nights in selected hotel

Excursions and visits

  • Visit one of the world’s most unusual glaciers, Franz Josef
  • Take a guided walk learning about the flora, fauna, history and geology
  • Discover hidden natural treasures from glacial rivers to native orchids
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mapourika
  • Access a private rainforest trail through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, your chance to spot the rare kiwi bird in the wild
  • Keep an eye out for the rare native white heron, as well as Chamois and Tahr on the snow-capped mountains
  • Have your camera’s at the ready in this photographer's paradise

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa (if required)
  • Optional excursions

Plus

No transport is included in this itinerary

Tours as specified (please note the order of touring may be moved based on availability)

Overview

  • 2 nights

  • New Zealand

  • Flights not included

From £215 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Itinerary

Duration: 3 days

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