Descending from the Southern Alps and sitting just 300 meters above sea level, Franz Josef is an ideal stop for any adventurer! Take a guided walk and discover ice caves, crevasses, and stunning blue ice formations or treat yourself to a once in a lifetime scenic helicopter ride over this incredible landscape.  

This World heritage area offers an incredible insight into New Zealand's geological history, plenty of stunning photo opportunities and to cap it all off, you can even warm up in the series of hot pools right at the base of the glacier.  Backpackers World specialises in all the best ways to take in the tremendous landscapes of Franz Josef Glacier.

Glacier Valley Walk - Franz Josef Glacier Guides

A highly informative personalized tour of the dramatic Terminal Face of the Glacier. With the emphasis more on geographical information and the glacier's history, you're able to venture right up to the dramatic terminal face of this advancing glacier with your experienced and knowledgeable guide.

From $74


13,000 - 19,000ft Available!

Skydive Franz Josef

Experience the thrill of New Zealand's Highest Skydive in summer and the World's Highest Skydive in winter! Get your hit of adrenaline while witnessing awe-inspiring views of New Zealand's most famous glacier Franz Josef, from above! 

From $300


Guides Franz Josef Heli-Hike - Franz Josef Glacier

Hover high above Franz Josef Glacier in a helicopter before exploring an enthralling world of ice, traversing spectacular tracks. This half day heli-hike will show you he best of Franz Josef's spectacular winter wonderland landscape complete with awe-inspiring views and fascinating history. 

From $413


Half Day Flying Fox Helihike - Fox Glacier Guiding

Combining the thrill of 2 helicopter flights, you will have the opportunity to explore a remote and pristine part of the glacier on foot, with your knowledgeable guide. Glacial forces are greatest in this area and often create spectacular ice caves, arches and tunnels, brilliantly blue in colour.

From $424