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New Zealand is home to some of the most beautiful sights in the world. From the rolling hills in Matamata to the breathtaking mountains in both the north and south islands. Something very unique to New Zealand are glaciers that feed into breathtaking rain forests.
Two of the most famous glaciers to visit are Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. There are a number of experiences that are available on both glaciers for visitors of all activity levels.
Fox Glacier is located on the west coast of the South Island. Home to gorgeous ice caves and arches, Fox Glacier was named after one of New Zealand’s Prime Ministers. If you want to visit this incredible glacier, there are multiple ways to see it which cater to both active and leisurely travelers. You can go ice hiking, see its spectacular areal views from a scenic flight or get-right-on-it during the glacier face walk.
Fox Heli Hike
The fly-in, fly-out heli hike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. By flying in you are able to access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches.
Fox Face Walk
This is an informative and leisurely trip to the dynamic face of the glacier. It is here that the Fox River emerges from the ice and where ice collapses are often heard and seen.
Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef is visited by adventure seekers from all over the world. This glacier welcomes 250,000 visitors every year and is a must-see for adrenaline seeking adventurers. The Glacier has different activities for all travelers, so you don't want to miss out!
Heli Ice Climb
Explore the glacier in a heart pumping way by vertically climbing the ice. This is a day packed with adventure and adrenaline highs. You'll have an expert guide you through the glacier every step of the way, whilst still enjoying the dramatic scenery and awesome terrain of the Franz Josef Glacier.
Franz Josef Glacier Walk
For those who are seeking the beauty of the glacier at a slower speed, why not try the two hour Guided Glacier Walk? You'll take a flight up to the top of the glacier and get to see the beauty of the surrounding mountains as the guide lets you explore the awe-inspiring formations.
Whether you want to take a heli flight to the top of the glacier and walk around, or just want to see where the glacier runs into the waters below, there are glacier experiences fit for every person's adventure level. Don't miss out on this gorgeous sight you can only see in New Zealand. If you are ready to start planning your glacier exploration, call us Toll Free 888-359-2877 (Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm Central US).