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 Glacier
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 . . .
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 have been providing quality guiding services to individuals, couples, families and tour groups for over 15 years. . . . More . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Experience Fox and Franz Josef – two of the 140 glaciers that flow from the Southern Alps. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . .
Do what the locals do in Westland. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Westland Tai Poutini is an area of majestic primaeval vistas: snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands... Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Walk or cycle through bush from Franz Josef township to the Franz Josef Glacier car park. Read the story . . .
Things to do
Many of the crinklier bits of New Zealand’s geography were formed by the slow but insistent action of glaciers. Read the story . . .