Franz Josef – The most incredible Glacier experience

Franz Josef

Franz Josef is a little beautiful town in the South Island, where Fox Glacier is only 23 km to the South West. Lose yourself in either rain forests, waterfalls or lakes. New Zealand Glacier’s country offer something for everyone. Create your unforgettable experience in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surroundings area.

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting
Enjoy medium level class 2-3 rapids and the most extreme grade 4-5 whitewater rafting which New Zealand has to offer.

Duration: from 3 hrs to 3 days
Price: from $110 to $1500
Freephone: 0800 467 897

Heli Hike
heli hike

Enjoy the most spectacular ice fall generally which can be seen only by experienced mountaineers. To touch the ice and breathe in the fresh alpine air is a unique unforgettable experience of lifetime.

Departure Time:
October to April 9:30am, 12 noon and 2:30pm
May to September 11am and 1:30pm
Franz Josef Heli Hike: 3 hours duration and $425 per Adult

Glacier Helicopters – Franz Josef – Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters – Franz Josef
Your adventure starts here. Choose one of our pre packaged tour or heli adventures or create your own. Make every moment memorable with views of mountain peaks, lush green valleys, alpine lakes, magnificent waterfalls and maybe even a glimpse of local wildlife.

We provide
– Hiking Drops
– Heli Fishing
– Heli Weddings etc..

Glacier Hot Pools
Glacier Hot Pools

Relax and Enjoy under nature’s leafy canopy Glacier Hot Pool is a wonderful rejuvenating experience to be enjoyed all year around.
Opening Hours: 12 noon to 10pm

The Nile River Rain Forest Train
This is a short interpretative train journey, specially designed small open sided seated carriages. Enjoy the spectacular views of Nile River Canyon and passes through the “Lost World Film Site”

Also visit our underworld Adventures like Underworld Rafting with Adventure Caving from our Website

Adventure Caving
Adventure Caving

White Heron Sanctuary ToursWhite Heron Sanctuary Tours
How can we complete our journey to Franz Josef without visiting beautiful white heron at Waitangi roto Nature Reserve. You can visit lovely white heron during the summer time between September to early March. Have a fun time with white heron( kotuku), royal spoonbill and little shag

Tour time: Around 2.5 Hours
Adults: $110 per person
Child: (12 years and under)$45
Minimum boatload 4 adults and maximum 12 adults
Tour Timings: 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm (For sufficient demand we can organize extra tours)

For more information about Franz Josef & travel packages to Franz Josef, contact Freedom Tourism at

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