Franz Josef Glacier Car Park

Day Use Area

3.5 from 9 users


The Franz Josef Glacier offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacial environment, in a temperate environment, while being within easy driving and walking distance from the main highway. Don't litter. No rubbish bins are provided in the valley, so be prepared to take out what you bring in. There are good flush toilets provided at the glacier car-park for your convenience, but there are none further up the valley; so think before you leave on your walk. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -43.422906 Lng: 170.169026

User Reviews


User 243117

Most of the track is closed, it's now only a 30min walk so you can only see it from kilometers away now...



1,5 hour return to the Franz Josef Glacier Lookout. Nice and easy walk, we had to cross one small river so prepare for some wet feet. We where lucky there was almost no fog otherwise you could not see the glacier!


Ell Baggio

The track is just too easy and too crowded. Sooo many better tracks and sights in NZ!


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