Guided Tours of Franz Josef Glacier

Are you looking to soak up some of the sights that the West Coast has to offer? Or maybe you are looking for a real outdoor challenge to take on? Why not go on a hike or tour with Franz Josef Glacier Guides! Add to your stack now to kick off your icy adventure!

Where can I find Franz Josef Glacier Guides?

Franz Josef Glacier is located in the beautiful West Coast, a scenic 5 hour drive from Queenstown or 2.5 hours from Greymouth.

Franz Josef Glacier Guides is a guiding operation that is recognised internationally and was first founded in 1990. They pride themselves on providing the most incredible experience of the glacier and it’s surrounding areas. Franz Josef Glacier Guides is owned by Ngāi Tahu Tourism, and their purpose is to make connections with their customers through the beauty of the glacier.

The guides have an incredible amount of experience and are very passionate about what they do in their craft. Safety is their number one priority and they ensure that each trip is tailored to the ability of each individual group. The conditions of the ice on the day can also dictate what is involved in each trip.

The helicopter/hike tours are limited in availability, so make sure to book early if you are interested! These types of tour are operated by The Helicopter Line, with guides provided by Franz Josef Glacier Guides.

  • Heli hike from $485
  • Heli ice climb from $620
  • Bookings can be made online
  • Make sure to read up on safety information as it can be a dangerous trip


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