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Description

Westland Tai Poutini National Park, renowned for its Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and the beautiful walks from 5 minutes to 8 hours that you can do in this area to view these amazing ice features, native forest, wildlife and waterfalls. The track up the Glacier river bed is 5.4 km return via same track Suggested duration 1 hr 30 min •This track is sometimes closed due to ice collapse, flooding or landslides – check the latest track conditions and weather forecasts at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre before starting your trip. •Always take warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can change rapidly. •Carry drinking water, insect repellent and sun protection. •No drones allowed.
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Image Franz Josef Glacier

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edi361
⏳ 12-2021
4.1

Franz Glazier

The road is good no problems. A part of the Glacier is in view of the car park however you are able to walk towards the Glacier
gtlegacy2015
⏳ 12-2021
4.7

Disappearing !!!

The glacier is disappearing at an alarming rate. Access to the base of the glacier is no longer possible, but a reasonable view is available from the end of a well maintained track.
JudithAH
⏳ 12-2021
4.7

Helicopter With A Snow Landing!!!

An AMAZING Flight and Snow Landing. Weather was marginal and we had minimal time however managed to get this never to forget Flight!!
nzwestie
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

Must visit destination!

Spent two days and two nights in FJ. A lovely little township. Lots of eating places. Did the Roberts Track - see other review. The 4 square was such a good little shop, the sandwiches and pies were very nice. I did notice a lot of vines growing on all the trees on the main road. That was sad. Pity that cannot be sorted. But all in all a must visit destination.
MilmineM
⏳ 12-2021
4.6

Ice ice baby

Very sad how far this glacier has receded since we last visited 25 years ago. And with the flooding a few years back it is now not possible to get even remotely close to the face. The view from the current lookout was good though and the track to the lookout is accessible to a person in a wheelchair with some assistance (a few big uphills)
Kiwitravelers2013
⏳ 12-2021
4.8

Amazing

We did the helicopter flight and landed on the top of the glacier . An amazing experience to see this awesome glacier close up.
Garry
⏳ 12-2021
4.8

Glacier landing

quick helicopter flight with landing on glacier, worth the expense .fly early in the day as weather changes quickly

View map go to Franz Josef Glacier

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