Franz Josef Glacier Accommodation and Attractions
Franz Josef Glacier is designated a World Heritage Site and one of the most spectacular and accessible glaciers in the world. Along with Fox Glacier which is only 20km to the south, they are a must see attraction on the West Coast of New Zealands South Island.
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Franz Josef Glacier Information
Franz Josef Village acts as both a base for tourists visiting the famous glacier and support for the local farming community. Guided walks are available to (and on) the glacier as well as helicopter flights over some of the most beautiful scenery in New Zealand.
The glacier itself is almost unique around the world for the way it descends to only a few hundred metres above sea level through temperate rainforest, terminating around 20km from the ocean.