Visit a world renowned glacier before it disappears
The opportunity to experience one of the most unique activities that New Zealand has to offer with a guided trip onto the majestic Franz Josef Glacier, known as Kä Roimata o Hine Hukatere to the Mäori, is one not to be missed while travelling New Zealand’s South Island. Franz Josef Glacier Guides works exclusively on the ice and is an internationally recognized guiding operation that prides itself on providing the most incredible glacier experience. It’s easy to see why! Accessing the glacier by helicopter - a highlight in itself - then descending into the very heart of the glacier with one of their knowledgeable guides as they weave their way through the ice is surreal. After the hike there is an opportunity to relax those muscles in the majestic Glacier Hot Pools. Nestled in lush rainforest, lulled by the sound of gently cascading water, the Glacier Hot Pools lets you leave your day-to-day worries behind as you submerge yourself in deliciously warm water, rejuvenating mind, body and soul. The Glacier Hot Pools is a haven of natural tranquility and the perfect way to relax after exploring the rugged West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.