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Franz Josef is 5 hrs from Queenstown, 5 hrs from Christchurch and 1 hr 30 mins from Hokitika.
It is a must see on your journey to South Island.
Sentinel Rock Walk - 20 mins return. An easy climb for spectacular views of the glacier.
Pakihi Walk - 30 mins, easy superb 360 deg views of mountains and rainforest.
Terrace Walk - 30 mins return. Forest walk to historic sluice face. Glowworms after dark
Canavans Knob Walk - 40 mins return climb to glacier and coastal views.
Douglas Walk - 1 hr return. 5 mins bushwalk to Peters Pool for reflective views of glacier and continues through forest to exit 500 metres down road from start point.
Glacier Valley Walk - 1 hr 20 mins return. Follows the Waiho River bed to glacier terminal. Please heed all signs and barriers.
Tatare Tunnels Walk - 1 hr 20 mins return. Take a flashlight to explore the old tunnel; be prepared to wade through cold water.
Lake Wombat walk - 1 hr 30 mins return. Easy forest walk to small lake.
Okarito Trig Walk - 1 hr 30 mins, steep climb to panorama of alps and glaciers.
Callery-Waiho Walk - 2 hrs 30 mins one way giving access to Roberts Point track and glacier access road via the Douglas track.
Three Mile Walk - 3 hrs, easy historic pack track, mountains, glaciers, beach walk. Check tides.
Roberts Point Track - 5 hrs return. Climbs via a rocky track and swingbridges to a high viewpoint above glacier.
Alex Knob Track - 8 hours return. Climb up to sub-alpine terrain with views of the glacier, mountains and coastline.
Franz Josef is a small town. It is a self sufficient town with food, accommodation and tour agents.
It has a church and a fire brigade.
http://www.franzjosefglacier.com/ "Franz Josef Glacier Guides is a professional guiding company, operating since 1990.... more travel advice
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