Franz Josef

Franz Josef


The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand's West Coast Glaciers. The Franz Josef is a 12 km long glacier located in Westland. New Zealand's Glacier Country, on the South Island's West Coast, is at the heart of the broader UNESCO World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand. From the mountains to the sea, you won't want to miss any of it. Active adventure, relaxation or family fun all against the backdrop of spectacular scenery, Glacier Country offers something for everyone.

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•The mirror reflection of the Southern Alps including New Zealand’s highest peaks, Mount Cook (Aoraki) and Mount Tasman (Rarakiroa) in Lake Matheson. Try famous activities like Glacier landing or Heli-Hiking or just relax in conveniently located glacier hot pools.

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