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Where to stay in Franz Josef Glacier

Exploring Franz Josef Glacier

Visitors will be in awe of while exploring this area. The glacier is five kilometres from the town of the same name, and a 20 minute walk will take you to its terminal face. You can take hikes to take in views of the amazing river of ice, take a guided ice walk or a heli-hike. Aerial sightseeing is another option.

Sights nearby

There are so many activities and natural beauty to soak in at Franz Josef Glacier. Visitors can pariticpate in many activities. One great attraction is the Westcoast Wildlife Centre. This indoor interactive attraction offers visitors the chance to learn all about Rowi Kiwi, the rarest Kiwi in New Zealand. You can even get to learn and view the hatching and incubation program.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

There are many cafes & bars that offer hearty food for visitors to warm up. This hospitable town many local eateries, offering both indoor and outdoor dining so you can enjoy the amazing views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps while you satisfy your appetite with sumptuous food. A range of shops supply the essential stuff from post cards to wine.

Public transport

There are buses from major nearby cities that will make a stop at Franz Josef Glacier. To get around in the town itself, you may rent a car. To get to the foot of the glacier though, you will have to take a number of walking tracks in the glacier valley.