Experience Franz Josef Glacier in all its natural glory on a Franz Joesf Glacier guided walk. Your Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed following the glacier’s path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier’s history, see what is left behind by this majestic giant, and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere. Near the terminal face, after a brief climb you of the Franz Josef walking tracks, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing terminal face of the glacier.

This leisurely and informative Franz Josef Glacier walk is customised to suit every walking group, no trip is exactly the same. Accessing exclusive trails and including a summit snack and great storytelling from your guide there has never been a more extraordinary time to visit Franz Josef Glacier.

Please note this glacier walk in Franz Josef does not take you onto the ice.