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  • Arriving on: 25-May-2022
  • staying for: 5 days
  • Departing on: 30-May-2022
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Things to do


It’s play time on the Wild West Coast.  Get out in our rugged beauty and discover for yourselves why we are the Last Best Place.

Fox Glacier Guiding

Take a breathtaking guided trip on the West Coast's longest and less crowded glacier amidst...

NZD$499 - NZD$750

  44 Main Road Fox Glacier
West Coast
New Zealand

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours offer unique lake experiences only minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! ...

NZD$115 - NZD$179

  63 Cron Street West Coast Franz Josef Glacier
West Coast
New Zealand

Alpine Fault Tours

See how the forces of the colliding Pacific and Australian tectonic plates have shaped the...


  Main Road Whataroa
West Coast
New Zealand

Glacier Helicopters

Welcome to Glacier Helicopters. Mountains and Glaciers ... close up and personal. Glacier...

NZD$280 - NZD$490

  Main Road Franz Josef Glacier
West Coast
New Zealand

Westland Heritage Park

<strong>Westland Industrial Heritage Park is a working museum with a variety of displays and ongoing projects. The dedicated volunteers' passion for restoring Westland's indu... Read More

  Industrial Road, Hokitika Airport
New Zealand

Westland Wonderland

James Scott and Videographer Dean Trolle have combined to create the most amazing and stunning videography of South Westland. From the White Herons of the Waitangiroto Nature Reser... Read More

Adults NZ$15 / Children NZ$10

  29 Main Road, Franz Josef
New Zealand

Fox Glacier Guiding

Heli Hiking

  44 Main Road, Fox Glacier
New Zealand

Waiatoto River Safari

<h1 class="beta">Waiatoto River Safari – West Coast NZ</h1> Discover one of Kiwi’s favourite tours on the West Coast NZ, taking a jet boat up a remote backcoun... Read More

Adult $199per person/ Child $139 per person

  1975 Jackson Bay Road, Hannahs Clearing, Haast 7844
New Zealand

West Coast Wildlife Centre

This incredible wildlife attraction is home to the official hatching facility for the world's 2 rarest kiwis – the Rowi and Haast Tokoeka. See live kiwi during the day inside our... Read More

From $32.00 per person

  Cnr Cron and, Cowan Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886
New Zealand

Waiho Hot Tubs

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From $79.00

  64B Cron Street Franz Josef Glacier,
New Zealand

West Coast Tree Top Walkway

<h1 class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default"><em>Explore The West Coast Forests From An Unique Perspective</em></h1> An exhilarating tree... Read More

from $24.00 per person

  1128 Woodstock-Rimu Road, Hokitika 7812
New Zealand

Box of Delights

Box of Delights is an old fashioned lolly shop located in the heart of Hokitika. We specialise in old fashioned candy as well as everyone's favorites from all around the... Read More

  86 Revell Street, Hokitika
New Zealand

Arahura Greenstone Tours

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From $189.00 per person

  Arahura Pa, Hokitika
New Zealand

Moana Trout Fishing Safari

<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><b>Fishing for trout on New Zealands West Coast of the South Island is a treat not to be missed.</b></span&... Read More

Frm $350.00 per half day

  Lake Moana, Greymouth
New Zealand

Shantytown Heritage Park

Museum – Our Collection With over 10,000 objects, 2000 photographs and 1000 archives our collection is vast. Items originate from 1850 to 1940 and include an array of objects fr... Read More

From Adults $36.00/Children $18.50

  316 Rutherglen Road Rutherglen, Paroa, Greymouth 7805
New Zealand

The Helicopter Line

<h1>The Helicopter Line Franz Josef &amp; Fox Glaciers</h1> Flanked to the west by the Southern Alps and to the east by the Tasman Sea, the West Coast region i... Read More

From $195.00 per person

  Main Road (State Highway 6), Franz Josef Glacier, 7856.
New Zealand

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

***Now a Qualmark Gold Rated activity*** Explore beyond the Glaciers in Franz Josef. Join a mirror-lake Kayak Tour, Scenic Boat Cruise or Fishing Charter with... Read More

Kayaking from $99.00pp, Boat Tours from $85.00pp and Fishing Cruises from $130.00pp

  Franz Josef
New Zealand

Across Country Quad Bikes

Adventure Tourism on 4-wheel vehicles through ancient glacial riverbed and lush Jurassic like rainforest.

From $80NZD

  30 Main Road, State Highway 6, Franz Josef
New Zealand

Precision Helicopters Hokitika

Let us take you on the adventure of a life time

From $400NZD

  535 Whitcombe Valley Road, Kokatahi
New Zealand

Glacier Country Helicopters

It’s a real West Coast experience.

From $280NZD

  10 Main Road, Franz Josef
New Zealand

HeliServices.NZ Haast

Scenic Helicopter Flights, hunting and fishing

From $99NZD

  5 Marks Road, Haast
New Zealand

HeliServices.NZ Fox Glacier

Scenic Helicopter Flights

From $270NZD

  44 Main Road, Fox Glacier
New Zealand

HeliServices.NZ Franz Josef

Scenic Helicopter Flights

From $270NZD

  29 Main Road, Franz Josef
New Zealand

The National Kiwi Centre

Get up close and interactive with living icons of the West Coast Kiwi, Tuatara, Giant Eels, Crayfish and Whitebait.

From $15NZD

  64 Tancred Street, Hokitika
New Zealand

Okarito Boat EcoTours

Okarito Boat Eco Tours brings you to where you’ll explore the outstanding birdlife and untouched tranquillity of NZ’s largest untouched wetland.

From $85NZD

  31 Wharf Street, Okarito
New Zealand

Inland Adventures – Wilderness Rafting Tours

We are a locally owned and operated company that pride ourselves on being a little bit different!

From $120NZD

  Reefton, Ikamatua and Greymouth
New Zealand

Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Informative small group guided nature walks in glacier country with experience and knowledge local guide

From $70NZD

  20 Main Road, SH6, Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand

Air Safaris, Scenic Flights

Experience the famous Grand Traverse with Air Safaris

From $395NZD

  Main Street, Franz Josef
New Zealand

West Coast Scenic Waterways

A journey up this unique pioneering waterway reveals Mt Cook, wetlands, reflections, heritage, wildlife.

From $5NZD

  389 Ruatapu Road Hokitika
New Zealand

Westland Greenstone

Westland Greenstone specialises in the design and manufacture of quality New Zealand Jade Jewellery, Sculptures and Ornaments.

From $5NZD

  34 Tancred Street Hokitika
New Zealand




Heli Hike

2 Helicopter transfers, with the opportunity to explore a remote and pristine part of the glacier on foot, with your knowledgeable guide. Glacial forces are greatest in this area and often create spectacular ice caves, arches and tunnels, brilliantly blue in colour.

Extreme Heli Hike

2 helicopter transfers in and out of Fox Glacier over lush rainforest, viewing NZ’s highest peaks. Your highly experienced guide will explain the nature of your glacier encounter and the environment you are exploring, while teaching you how to use your technical climbing equipment.

Ice Climbing

Full day experience that introduces the adventurous to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing, on the spectacular ice walls in the upper part of the Fox Glacier. Your professional guide will tailor the day to offer variety and challenge to the novice and expert alike.

Mountain Experiences

A mountaineering experience for non-mountaineers. Transfer to Chancellor Hut by helicopter, then ascend and summit Chancellor Dome 2,004 metres (6,526 feet). Enjoy glorious views of Mt Tasman and the Southern Alps and the feeling of being on top of the world.

Guided Walks

Explore the untamed natural wilderness of the Fox Glacier valley. Your experienced guide will take you on a journey of discovery to enjoy the rainforest, hike a secret track and grab a stunning photo of the Fox Glacier.


Kia ora! At Glacier Valley Eco Tours, you are in the best possible hands. We are a New Zealand owned and operated local family business who have been living in the Franz Josef Glacier area for about 16 years. Cliff who is our lead guide and co-owner has been guiding in New Zealand in our national parks for the last 20 years, and in the glacier valleys here since we arrived in 2003. We live with our two children (and various pets) at the beach in Okarito, and when we are not running the business we are out on the Okarito Lagoon kayaking, fishing, walking, checking our traps at Lake Matheson, and creating art for our wee gallery, amongst other things!


  • We offer guided small group and personalised nature tours learning about local ecology, glaciology, geology and history.
  • All of our tours run in all weathers
  • Children 3 years and under are free on all tours, with 4-15yrs half price
  • We will provide you with wet weather gear and walking poles for free
  • We’ll pick you up and drop you off
  • Tours suitable from beginners – experienced and all ages &amp; abilities
  • We can offer you tours from early morning bird tours to the whole hog of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson in one day.

We hold a Department of Conservation license to operate guided tours in the South Westland World Heritage area/Westland Tai Poutini National Park. The last few years we have had all New Zealand ‘Kiwi’ guides, and we aim to continue this to give our clients the most knowledge and best experience possible.