Soak in the Glaciers Hot Pools
It is really cold out on the glaciers, and a warm and calm dip in the pool complements your idea of an accomplished trip. You do get multiple options to choose from as a private pool, the main pool, and relaxing amongst the rainforest.
Location: 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
Timing: Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools' working hours are 2 pm-8:30 pm (closed on Tuesday and Wednesday)
Price: NZ$29 for Adult Single Entry &NZ$99 for private pool for two people.
Try Tandem Skydiving
You can freely fall through the sky at 120mph and glide securely to the ground under a parachute. The system involves a harness and chute arrangement for both the rider and the instructor to share on.
Location: Franz Josef Glacier Base, 69 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
Timings: Skydive Franz Opens at 8:00 am
Do Quad Biking
There are quantities of things to do in Franz Josef glacier, and one of them is thrilling quad biking. From rivers to grasslands, you can roll anywhere with those bikes. You will get driving tips and a time to train yourself on those quad bikes with your guide.
Location: 30 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
Timing: Across Country Quad Bikes is open from 9am- 4 pm (Seven days a week)
Experience Glacier Heli-hike
You will dock on Franz Josef Glacier, ready after an exciting concise flight over rugged terrain, for a two-hour escorted hike. With a taste for the most thrilling ice structures, your guide will guide you into some of the most exceptional glacier scenery the place has to offer. The trip is exceptional and unique because it ticks off two major New Zealand exercises in this journey. Spectacular helicopter aviation and a magnificent glacier journey!
Location: Main South Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand
Timing: The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Heli Hikeis open from8 am- 6 pm (Seven days a week)
Hike to Franz Josef
The 1h30mins return trail emphasizes the rich Trident Falls. This trail is a beautiful walk in any climate. The three waterfalls on the right (as you lead up the berg valley) are exceptional for a shower/dip on a hot sunny day.
Location: Glacier Access Road | Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand
Timing: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Spot Kiwi birds at West Coast Wildlife Centre
The absolute rainy-day venture in Franz Josef, the West Coast Wildlife Centre is the South Island's most comprehensive kiwi hatching department. It is your prospect to see New Zealand's nationwide icon up-close.
Location: Cnr crown and, Cowan Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
Timing: West Coast Wildlife Centre is open from 9 am to 5 pm (7 days a week)
Kayak on Lake Mapourika
You will smoothly glide your kayaks into a shallow bay, which weaves through the woods and deep into the kiwi sanctuary. As you speedily float on the waters, indigenous birds come scooting. The reflective waters will show some 900-year-old kahikatea trees.
Location: Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Timing: Sunrise Safari is open from 7:30 am – 10:30 am (7 days a week)
Visit Okarito Lagoon
You can choose the Okarito Trig Walk for panoramic views of the lagoon and glaciers or experience the coastal scenes and wildlife along the Okarito Coastal Walk.
Location: 31 Wharf Street, West Coast, Okarito 7886, New Zealand
Timing: Okarito Boat Tours' working-hours are from 7:30 am-5 pm (7 days a week)
Price: NZ$95 for 2 hours
Scenic Ride in A Helicopter Over The Glacier
Hover over the Franz Josef Glacier and dock on a screened glacial mass with dedicated Glacier Helicopters. Or get the "grand trip" on a forty-minute flight throughout Aoraki Mt Cook, Franz Josef, and Fox Glacier. You can contemplate upon natural scenery carved by icebergs on spectacular helicopter aviation.
Location: Main South Road, Franz Josef Glacier 7856, New Zealand.
Timing: The Helicopter Line West Coastworks between 9 am-3 pm (daily)
Catch some Brown Trout & Salmon at Lake Mapourika
The lake is positioned 10 km northbound of Franz Joseph in one of the most gorgeous picturesque parts of the country. The salmon fishing is unsteady but there is an abundance of trout over there.
Location: Lake Mapourika Recreational Area, Waiho 7886, New Zealand
Timing: Franz Josef Wilderness Tours works from 9 am-5 pm (daily)