Scenic helicopter flight with landing 20 Minutes
- 20 Minute Flight around Franz Josef Glacier
- All flights have a snow landing
Scenic helicopter flight with landing 30 minutes
- Scenic Helicopter flight over the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
- Twin Glacier flight includes snow landing on the snowfields which feed the glaciers
Scenic helicopter flight with landing 40 minutes
- 40 Minute grand spectacular includes a trip over the main divide of the Southern Alps to Aoraki Mt Cook
- Includes a snow Landing
- When you book at the Franz Josef TOP 10 cost is $375.00
Fox Glacier Guides - Half day hike
Fox glacier guides' tours start about 30 minutes drive from Franz Josef, in Fox Glacier village.
- All clothing and equipment needed is supplied
- Tour duration 4.5 hrs
- Ice time is 2 hours
- Minimum age is 7 years old
In summer these trips are often fully booked in advance, contact us for more info or to make a booking for you
Glacier Guides - Full day hike
Fox Glacier Guides trips start around 30 minutes drive from the holiday park, in Fox glacier village.
- All clothing and equipment needed supplied
- Great value trip to see the icefall and crevasses
- 8 hour trip
- Ice time 6 Hours
In summer, these trips are often fully booked in advance, contact us for more info or to make a booking
- A flight up the Franz Josef Glacier
- 2 Hour guided walk high up on the Glacier
- Return Flight back to Franz Josef
- An easier trip for those who want to see the best of the glacier
- Duration 3 hours
Cost: $380.00 with TOP 10 Club Card
Glacier Valley Eco Tours
- A guided trip in the glacier valley with an experienced guide
- Your guide can take you past the barriers where unguided public must stop
- A chance to touch the ice, without walking on it
- 3 Hour trip time
- Trips to Lake Matheson and Fox glacier also available
Glacier Country Kayaks
This guided kayak tour takes you across Lake Mapourika to the untouched Okarito forest. Guided tour includes all equipment, transport and digital photos of your trip included.
Allow up to four hours for this trip, with three hours kayaking time.
Cost: $105 ($85 spring special)
Air Safaris - Grand Traverse
The Grand Traverse scenic flight from Franz Josef provides the best way to experience this glacial environment in its entirety. The flight includes an incredible view of the mighty Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier and rugged Westland National Park before traversing Mount Cook and the main divide to explore the vast Mount Cook National Park. Commentary via headsets allows you to discover more about the land you fly over. Duration is 50 minutes.
When you book at Franz Josef TOP 10 cost is $315.
West Coast Wildlife Centre
The West Coast Wildlife Centre, home to New Zealand's rarest species of Kiwi, the Rowi. Franz Josef Village is lucky to have this centre where kiwi chicks are hatched and nurtured until they are old enough to survive in the wild. Guests are able to visit the kiw house where they will see Kiwi birds up close. Throughout the summer, guests can also sign up to the 'backstage tour' to meet the recently hatched kiwi chicks at feeding time.
Cost: $30 discounts and family rates available
Across Country Quad Bikes
Imagine following ancient glacial pathways carved into the landscape by ice and water and the thrill of driving these fun 2-seater ATV quad bikes through this wild place. You will be amazed at what is around every twist and turn as you follow the trail from riverbeds to forests, grasslands sand and mud. Feel the thrill of fresh air in your face and the excitement of riding ATV quads.
Cost: $160 for drivers, $70 for passengers
South Westland Horse Treks
Experience the beauty of New Zealand's Franz Josef Glacier country on horseback. This is horse riding in paradise with a stunning backdrop of mountain ranges and rainforest. 1- or 2- hour trips for beginners, longer trips also available. TOP 10 members receive a 10% discount when booking at the Franz JOsef TOP 10
Cost: from $65.00
Skydive Franz gives you the best way to see the glaciers: from thousands of feet in the air as they rush towards you. The trip starts with a fantastic flight above the glaciers before facing your fears and making the jump. What better way to enjoy this wonderful place than to experience freefall then float gracefully to the ground. 12000 feet, 15000 feet and also 18000 feet, the highest high in NZ.
Cost: $319 - $559
The west coast is famous for wilderness rivers. Eco-rafting offer a heli-rafting day trip on the glacial blue Whataroa river. This is a guided trip to see the best of the west coast, be ready for an action-packed day with some grade 4 and 5 rapids. 4-5 hours on the river, lunch and photos all included.
Eco-rafting also offer trips for families, and overnight trips. It is advisable to book in advance throughout the summer season. Contact us for more info or see the movie clips at ecorafting.co.nz
Cost: Heli-rafting $450 per person
Glacier Guides Ice Explorer
Glacier Guides websiteAn adventurous trip which starts with a quick heliflight to access the Franz Josef glacier. A guide will take you on a path through crevasses and icefalls of this fast-moving glacier. Three hours ice-time. Waterproofs, boots and all technical equipment provided.