Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Bruce Bay

Franz Josef Glacier Guides

63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier

Opening hours

Monday: 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Tel: +64 3-752 0763



  •  5.0 Stars written by Miklos Bolza

    Great experience. I did the guided valley walk up to the glacier and all I can say is wow. The views were fantastic and our guide Hamish was full of great info about the local flora, fauna and geography. Bring snacks though because it's a bit of a trek up to the glacier itself (well as far as they'll let you go!)

  •  5.0 Stars written by Mat R

    Absolutely amazing experience. The walk along the glacier is incredible and the helicopter ride is fun too. The guides are really professional and make sure you are safe at all times. Eat beforehand because there isn't much time to stop for a snack up there if you take your own food.

  •  4.0 Stars written by Stoppa Paolo

    Great experience although the walk on the glacier could have lasted a bit longer. Our guide was very helpful and entertaining. Awesome short helicopter flight. All in all: great although a bit pricey.

  •  5.0 Stars written by Fizzymagic Knapp

    We wanted to go kayaking near Franz Josef so we made a reservation online two days beforehand. We got the on time and the group left right on time as well. Equipment was provided and we had an excellent time. I only wish that more single kayaks were available, as we were forced to paddle a double. The guide was professional and informative. Highly recommended.

  •  4.0 Stars written by Matt Terry

    Great day out on the glacier, and worth doing once. However, I was expecting more from the experience - there were no blue ice caves to walk into, no challenging sections, the helicopters were in and out with new trips so you never felt that isolated, and the helicopter ride to the glacier could have been a bit more scenic other than the quick trip to get to the ice. I don't know know, I was just expecting to be more blown away! Can't fault the guides though, Megan was awesome - passionate and knowledgeable. The trip was smoothly run and went without incident.

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