Experience Franz Josef Glacier

Discounts are available on some activities by booking directly at Bella Vista Franz Josef reception. Please contact us to find out more.

Explore from the Mountains to the Sea

To make your experience of New Zealand’s Glacier Country complete, you must experience South Westland which is sandwiched between the highest of mountains and stunning coastal scenery with abundant rain forest and absolutely everything in between. Franz Josef Glacier is an adventure playground that is ready to explore.

You can take a visit to the white heron colony or the world’s rarest kiwi. Ōkārito Lagoon New Zealand’s largest estuarine lagoon is a 20-minute drive north. It is well known for its walks and coastal birdlife, including the white heron (kōtuku).

Franz Josef Glacier village is the ideal place to pause for a day or two as it provides a diverse range of activities including scenic flights, shopping, massage, soaking in the Hot Pools, visiting the Kiwi bird, carving your own jewellery along with more adventurous activities.

Guided Glacier Walks

The number of Guided Walks on Franz Josef Glacier are limited and reservations need to be made about 2 days in advance between October and April.

Discounts are available on some activities by booking directly at Bella Vista Franz Josef reception. Please contact us to find out more.

If you would like any information about any activities or assistance with bookings, do drop us an email or give us a call.

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