Explore the famous Franz Josef Glacier and visit the West Coast Wildlife Centre to view New Zealand’s native Kiwi bird.
The township of Franz Josef is a popular tourist hot spot with thousands visiting the town to view the famous Franz Josef Glacier.
Walk up to the Glacier terminal face along a marked track following the river bed for those photo opportunities. The track is 1.5 hour return, this can be subject to change due to access restrictions.
Visit the Wildlife Centre home to our native bird, the Rowi Kiwi. An all weather indoor attraction where you can view the rarest Kiwi bird and the Tuatara (a native reptile that once shared the earth with dinosaurs). Spectacular glacier exhibit, interactive displays with West Coast movie viewing and story telling. New Zealand souvenirs gift shop and cafe onsite.
Add on a helicopter scenic 20 minute flight (additional cost applies) that will take you up the Glacier before you then land on top of the Glacier for a spectacular photo opportunity.
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Franz Josef Glacier
Wildlife Centre Tour