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Below are just some of the wonderful activities you can do while staying in Franz Josef.
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HELI-HIKE – Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Duration: about 4 hours, which includes a short Scenic Helicopter Flight and a 3 hour hike on the glacier with guides. All of these walks are guided, they provide boots, socks, gloves and a jacket. You need to wear 2-4 warm layers for the upper body, and shorts or light weight trousers. Jeans are not recommended.

QUAD BIKE – Franz Josef Glacier Guides

The only 2-seater Quad Bike ride in NZ with glacial views. Drive through the rain forest and river bed. Minimum age for drivers is 16.


Scenic Flights including a snow landing are from 20 to 40 minutes and allow you to experience Franz Josef Glacier and on the longer flights Fox Glacier, Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.


Skydive Franz (NZ’s highest skydive)

Skydive Franz is New Zealand’s premier skydive company located amidst New Zealand’s highest mountains, the ocean, rainforest, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Choose between skydives of 13 000 ft, 16 000 ft or 19 000 ft (currently New Zealand’s highest skydive).