Adventure Tours of Franz Josef Glacier and Lake Mapourika

Along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, you’ll find Franz Josef. Home to a range of fantastic landscapes, from lush green rainforests to towering snow-capped mountains and, of course, the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier – this township can’t be missed. One of the best ways to explore it is with Franz Josef Wilderness Tours! Offering a range of exciting activities, from kayaking tours and cruises of Lake Mapourika, to heli-hikes of Franz Josef Glacier, find your thrilling experience in one of New Zealand’s most stunning areas!

Can you walk to Franz Josef glacier?

While you can walk to the base of the glacier, you can no longer approach its face. However, Franz Josef Wilderness tours offer heli-hike experiences, taking you by helicopter to the top and allowing you to explore the glacier by foot, with an experienced team of guides.

Franz Josef Wilderness tours have an experience for everyone – whether you simply want a relaxing, scenic boat ride, an exciting kayaking adventure or an exhilarating flight up to the glacier. Their knowledgeable guides will share with you fascinating stories and information about the areas wildlife, conservation and history in an engaging experience.

Join them for their kayaking tours, where you’ll paddle the majestic lake Mapourika and enjoy moments of serenity, as you admire panoramic views of Franz Josef glacier and the southern alps. Put your feet up on their personalised eco-cruises and fishing tours, enjoying views as far as Mount Cook and Mount Tasman! Or, take a guided rainforest walk, where you’ll find an abundance of wildlife, including the striking White Heron that wonders the lake year round, and the Rowi Kiwi Sanctuary, home to New Zealand’s rarest kiwi bird. You can combine any of these experiences with added thrills, including a heli-hike, scenic flight or even a quad bike ride through ancient rainforests, glacial riverbeds and deep grasslands.

If you like the sound of any of these experiences, then head to their website now and book your spot!

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