Glacier Valley Hike in the Waiho River near Franz Josef Glacier

Glacier Valley Hike in the Waiho River near Franz Josef Glacier

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 6 y/o
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super strict1) Cancellation at least 90 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 90 and 60 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a refund of 75% of your total booking value

    3) Cancellation between 60 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a refund of 50% of your total booking value

    4) Cancellation after 30 days prior to the agreed activity starting date → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7859, New Zealand
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Follow the Waiho River Valley towards the point where the Franz Josef Glacier's ice melts and feeds the river; one of the best hiking trips in New Zealand.

When spring comes, a part of the Franz Josef Glacier thaws and feeds the mighty Waiho River. There, Franz Josef Glacier Guides will take you on the Glacier Valley Walk. This hiking excursion will take you up along the river bed, towards the glacier. The change in the landscape is impressive, you'll start your hike around lush green forests until coming across the massive glacier.

This hiking trip will be the perfect chance for you to learn about the glacier's history, see the impact that this imposing giant has in the area and learn about the local culture: like the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere. After a small climb, you'll reach a viewpoint from where you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the glacier’s changing face.

Offer Description

The Glacier Valley Walk Includes FREE ENTRY into the Main Pools at the fabulous Glacier Hot Pools!

Activity requirements

All participants must be in good health and weigh less than 115 kg. Minors must have authorization from their parents.

This activity is not recommended for pregnant women.

Special terms

Please note, this trip does not take you onto the ice.

Included
  • Water-proof clothes
  • Hiking boots and crampons
  • Entrance to the Glacier Hot Pools
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothes
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Backpack
Meeting point
63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7859, New Zealand Get directions

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