Glacier Adventure - Full Day

Walking/Treks Sightseeing

This full day Glacier Adventure with Franz Josef Glacier Guides is the same as the Glacier Experience until you leave the main trail behind and disappear into the first ice fall, which is a maze of crevasses this is where the adventure truly begins!

The scenery is spectacular and with a total of five hours on the ice you could find yourself in all manner of situations, from squeezing through tight blue crevasses to "Franz Shuffling" down near vertical walls of ice.

Gaining confidence as you go, your guide will take you through some of the most stunning and challenging terrain imaginable. The Ice Talonz on your feet and the excellent step cutting skills of your guide are what make this trip an adventure of a lifetime.

This tour is suitable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness and a sense of humour, and will satisfy even the most adventurous amongst us. Explore the Franz Josef Glacier on this full day adventure tour on your next New Zealand holiday.


  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Terminal Face
  • 'Franz Shuffling' down 60degree ice faces


  • Guided hike to Franz Josef Glacier (maximum 10 per guide)
  • Use of Glacier boots and Ice Talonz, NZ wool socks, thermal gloves, hats, a GORE-TEX raincoat and a trekking pole


Departs: All year round weather permitting, at 8.15am and 9.15am
Departs from: Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Main Road, next to Mobile Petrol Station, Franz Josef
Duration: 8 hours (ice time 5-6 hours)

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Children: 8-16 years are at the child rate
Location: Franz Josef Glacier is located on the west coast of New Zealand's south island - 5 hours from Queenstown, 5 hours from Christchurch and 1.5 hours from Hokitika
Requirements: You will need non-restrictive clothing on the lower body e.g. quick drying trousers, leggings, very warm clothing for the upper body (2-3 layers), packed lunch and water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera
Operated By: Franz Josef Glacier Guides

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