1. New Zealand
  2. West Coast, South Island
  3. Greymouth
  4. Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere

Greymouth: Franz Josef Glacier & Wildlife Centre Guided Tour

Product ID: 316482
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Trek the popular Valley Walk to the Franz Josef Glacier. Marvel at the native New Zealand bird the Kiwi and explore the Franz Josef township.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 12:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones

Pickup included

Pickup and drop-off available from all hotels in the Greymouth area.

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  • Take a scenic drive to the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Walk the Glacier Valley to a scenic viewpoint
  • View the native Kiwi and Tuatara birds at the Wildlife Centre
Full description
Departing from Greymouth, you will enjoy a scenic drive South, following the coastline with ocean views before heading inland to reach your destination of Franz Josef.

The township of Franz Josef is a popular tourist hot spot with thousands visiting the town to view the famous Franz Josef Glacier. Walk up to the glacier along a marked track called the Valley Walk, following the river bed. The trek will take approximately 1.5 hours.

On your return to Franz Josef, you will visit the Wildlife Centre. Home to two of New Zealand’s native birds, the Rowi Kiwi and the Tuatara, the centre also hosts an interactive exhibit on the glacier. There is also a souvenir gift shop and cafe onsite.

In Franz Josef there will be free time to buy lunch and look around the town, before returning back to Greymouth.
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Blankets for your comfort
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This tour involves walking along uneven tracks

From £153.48 per person

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Explore West Coast

Product ID: 316482