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Franz Josef

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World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Spas
Located in the World Heritage Site that is home to its eponymous glacier, the town of Franz Josef provides a comfortable and welcoming rest spot for adventurers after a long day out on the ice. Arrange scenic flights or join a tour trekking along the spectacular glacier, and don't forget to include some relaxation in your Franz Josef itinerary by soaking in a glacial hot pool (the townspeople will gladly tell you that action is best enjoyed alongside its opposite). With numerous places to stay and good, fresh food all around, Franz Josef is a smart town in a formidable area. Plan the details of your Franz Josef holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use New Zealand road trip planner.
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
World heritage site
Franz Josef Glacier
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
West Coast Wildlife Centre ©
Wildlife Area
West Coast Wildlife Centre
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Spa
Spas
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Franz Josef

Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
World heritage site
Fox Glacier South Side Walk Fox Glacier
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lake Matheson Walk ©
Scenic Walking Area
Lake Matheson Walk Fox Glacier
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Gillespies Beach
Beach
Gillespies Beach Fox Glacier
3.9
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Franz Josef

Roberts Point Track ©
Hiking Trail
Roberts Point Track
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Glacier Country Lake Tours ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Glacier Country Lake Tours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting
Fun & Games
Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tatare Tunnels Walk ©
Scenic Walking Area
Tatare Tunnels Walk
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Trails in Franz Josef

Peters Pool Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Peters Pool Walk
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Sentinel Rock Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Sentinel Rock Walk
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Terrace Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Terrace Walk
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Franz Josef

Lake Mapourika ©
Water Body
Lake Mapourika
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Canavan's Knob Walk
Geologic Formation
Canavan's Knob Walk
2.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Franz Josef

Church of Our Lady of the Alps
Religious Site
Church of Our Lady of the Alps
2.7
Duration: 2 hours

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