A small place that packs a LOT of punch. The Franz Josef township is named after the impressive Franz Josef Glacier – in Maori named Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere ('The tears of Hinehukatere’).
There is plenty to do in Franz – of course the Glacier is a massive highlight, it is accessed with Glacier Guiding companies. You could also take the scenic flight option over the glacier to get some height fast and see incredible scenery.
When its raining and you are not able to go up the glacier, there is still plenty to do around town. There are several fantastic free walks to do – that even in the worst weather still present a good time.
Plenty of things to do – make the time!