Franz Josef Glacier

One of the most famous glaciers in New Zealand

photo of Franz Josef Glacier
New Zealand, South Island
Nature & Animals
1 day
The Franz Josef Glacier offers an opportunity to experience a dynamic glacial environment. There are several hikes you can choose from to view the glacier from different view points. The easiest option is to drive to the Franz Josef glacier parking space and take a short walk to the end of the glacier. If you have more time, you can take a longer hike. We recommend the Robert’s Point Track as this will get you the closest to the glacier. Check out the Wikipedia glacier article if you want to know more about glaciers.


We are against flying up to the glacier with a helicopter. Because of the worldwide CO2 emissions and global warming these glaciers are dying.