Air Safaris Visit website

Experience New Zealand's spectacular alpine scenery on the famous "Grand Traverse" flight of a lifetime. Every seat has a window - get the big picture! . . . More . . . 

Franz Josef Heli Hike Visit website

Franz Josef Glacier, found in the stunning Westland National Park, is one of the most spectacular glaciers in this region. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter . . . More . . . 

Glacier Helicopters - Franz Josef - Fox Glaciers

Discover the glacier wonderland on close-up scenic flights with Glacier Helicopters. Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight exposing spectacular glaciers, dramatic ice formations and . . . More . . . 

Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Glacier Valley Eco Tours have been providing quality guiding services to individuals, couples, families and tour groups for over 15 years. . . . More . . . 

Across Country Quad Bikes

We are located in the remote Franz Josef Village tucked away underneath the rugged Southern Alps. Experience the thrill of riding our unique 2-seater quad . . . More . . . 

Glacier Country Kayaks

Join us on a unique kayak adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Set out across Lake Mapourika's mirror-like water and enjoy panoramic views of . . . More . . . 

Glacier Country Lake Tours

Join us on a Scenic Cruise or Fishing Charter on Lake Mapourika – just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Lake Mapourika boasts mirror-like water and . . . More . . . 

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Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers: monuments to nature’s power and beauty

Experience Fox and Franz Josef – two of the 140 glaciers that flow from the Southern Alps. Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Great Coast Road: roadtripping at its best

Drive the length of the South Island, skirting the West Coast and traversing through the Southern Alps, and experience bountiful roadtripping at its very best. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

South Westland: a wonder of the world

The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Westland: land of ice dragons

Like an unfurling, white dragon, the Franz Josef Glacier flexes and curves between steep-walled valleys. Māori named it Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere – tears of the Avalanche Girl. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Westland Tai Poutini National Park: ancient ice

Westland Tai Poutini is an area of majestic primaeval vistas: snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands... Read the story . . . 

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The Grand Traverse: a spectacular flight of fancy

The Grand Traverse is a stunning scenic flight that explores the Aoraki Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini national park, covering about 200km of unforgettable scenery. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Te Ara a Waiau Walkway/Cycleway

Walk or cycle through bush from Franz Josef township to the Franz Josef Glacier car park.  Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

Many of the crinklier bits of New Zealand’s geography were formed by the slow but insistent action of glaciers. Read the story . . . 

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