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NZ Franz Joseph

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Glacier Country Helicopters Limited

We are a locally family owned and operated company that is dedicated to providing you with a truly personalised and unforgettable experience flying in the Westland National World Heritage Park over the famous glaciers of Franz, Fox and Tasman, New Zealand's highest mountain Mount Cook, the Southern Alps and the smaller glaciers and snow fields of the Southern Alps.

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Glacier Country Kayaks

Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour on the pristine mirror waters of Lake Mapourika! Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Southern Alps and Glacier as your guide takes you into a kiwi sanctuary across the Lake.

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Glacier Country Lake Tours

Join us on a Scenic Cruise or Fishing Charter just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Lake Mapourika is a scenic gem on the Wild West Coast. The lakes beauty has been celebrated since the first settlers arrived to visit the glaciers in the early 1900’s.

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Glacier Helicopters

Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Flights depart from Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier.\

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Across Country Quad Bikes

Imagine following ancient glacial pathways carved into the landscape by ice and water and the thrill of driving these fun 2-seater ATV quad bikes through this wild place.

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Alpine Fault Tours

Alpine Fault Tours will take you on a two hour discovery adventure to see where the Pacific and Australian continental plates meet. Visit the drilling site and learn how it plays a vital role in seismic monitoring and see how two active plates come together and shape the land around them.

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Eco Rafting

Expeditions into the New Zealand wilderness, West Coast, South island – nothing compares Remote back country locations, helicopter or hike in as most of our rivers have no road access

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Skydive Franz

Skydive Franz is New Zealand’s premier skydive company located amidst New Zealand’s highest mountains, the ocean, rainforest, glaciers, lakes and rivers. We’re the obvious choice for people who want to skydive at an iconic location but also want a personal experience.

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Okarito Kayaks

Okarito Kayaks (formerly Okarito Nature Tours) is a small locally run kayaking business offering fully guided kayak trips on the stunning Okarito Lagoon. Kayaking is by far the best way to enjoy the flora, fauna and scenic grandeur of New Zealand’s largest unmodified coastal wetland. Previous experience is not necessary.

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NZ Franz Joseph

New Zealand’s Franz Joseph is on the South Island’s West Coast

Renowned worldwide and home to the famous Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. A treasured spectacle not to be missed. Easily accessible from the main road, the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier which is decreasing in size by 6 meters a year. These rivers of ice are among the most unique Glaciers in the world.

The Franz Josef village and Fox Glacier township offers a base and most essential services.

Meet and discover New Zealand's rarest kiwi, the Rowi, at the West Coast Wildlife Centre. Relax and enjoy the Glacier Hot Pools. Take an unforgettable flight up onto the glacier itself! Visiting Lake Matheson is one of the areas highlights with stunning mirror views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. There is just so much to see and do in this beautiful place in the world.

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