The Franz Josef Trail

Tuatara Tours specialises in guided walking and cycling experiences that are achievable for most levels of fitness. Our tours include meals, accommodation,luggage portage and an experienced local guide. The best in ambience, exercise and relaxation




The Franz Josef Trail is a four-day fully guided walking tour in the spectacular Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. You will experience a number of unique walks that incorporate the dramatic ice formations of Franz Josef and Fox glaciers, historical gold trails, wondrous coastal beaches, captivating lakes and luxuriant West Coast rainforests.

Let your guide entertain you with tales of gold found and fortunes won and the fascinating history of thousands of years of land movement shaping our landscape.

The Trail starts and finishes in Hokitika, or you can travel from Christchurch with our coach if you prefer. Also included are 3 nights of quality accommodation, all meals and transport on tour, and luggage portage.

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Physical address

Ground floor, 148 Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $1895.00
Cancellation policy:
Prior to 6 weeks of departure 10% of the tour cost; and Within 6 to 3 weeks 35% of the tour cost; and Within 3 weeks or less no refund will be given

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Opening times

Business hours:
Office hours Mon-Fri 9-5 , 24 hour contact by phone
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Language support

  Written Spoken
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