Franz Josef
South Westland
New Zealand:Research exit/entry policy before you travel
Local Situation: Social distancing and enhanced precautions recommended| Travel Restrictions: Quarantine measures likely in place. Check policy details for more information.Details
Notify Me When it's Safe to Travel

Things To Do in Franz Josef

Nearby City
253 Reviews
National Park
UNESCO World Heritage-Natural Site
denis天涯任我行Cook Mountain National Park is about 60 minutes from Shepherd Church, drive west, turn right at T-junction at the source of Pukaki Lake, then trundle through the silver beech forests along the azure Pukaki Lake, a World Heritage Site in southwest New Zealand. It is a combination of Westland National Park, Asperi Mountain National Park and Fjord National Park. The Cook Mountain National Park Camp is at the end of the road. The scenery is like a big movie. There are five best short trails, Governor Jungle Trail, Bowen Jungle Trail, Glencoe Trail, Antelope Horn Trail, and Hook Valley Trail, all set off from Cook Hills, with stunning views. The most popular walk in the park is the Hook Valley Trail, which is longer than the other four trails, about 3-4 hours round trip, more challenging, and the quaint boulders, meadows and the backdrop of three suspension bridges for photo ops are also fun. The trail starts at the Baimashan campground with a wide view. The original place was the Heights Hotel. In 1913, it was destroyed by a mountain torrent. Now there are still some ruins. In 1957, the rebuilt hotel was relocated 2 kilometers away from the plains. It looks around and is covered with shrubs and jungles. Through the "Arhatsong Arch", the beginning of the nine-kilometer walk of Hook Valley, the road is smooth, rugged and complex alpine meadow with woody roads, summer season, the mountains full of daisies, fluffy grass and lily like alpine hair, beautiful. The trail includes a monument to the first victims of a mountaineering accident, near the Hook Valley Trail's villa. Inscriptions show three climbers killed in an avalanche in 1914, only one body was found, but 12 years later the glacier melted. The second body was found at the bottom of Hochstetter Lcefall, 2,000 meters below where the team was buried at the time, and the glacier moved at a rapid rate. The temperature was getting lower and lower as the mountain climbed, and the gravel landslides were visible on the mountainside, and the traces of the meadow vegetation were visible, and finally the lake was near, and halfway up the mountain, there was a viewing platform, and the wooden seats were simple, and the next step was Lake Hook, and the ice-blue fault was on the cross-section of the glacier. There was a blue-sky light. There was a huge stone attraction on the trail, with a photo showing her as the first woman to make the climb to the top of Cook Mountain. After the climb, Freda left her crisp, short skirt and cane-held in front of the rock.
Nearby City
71 Reviews
pxy0705Franz Josef Glacier is a famous glacier national park on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. There are hundreds of kilometers of snow-capped mountains here, and the snow does not melt all the year round, for tens of thousands of years. The ecological environment of the entire glacier is very good. The stream flowing down from the melting glacier is clear and sweet. The scenery along the way is very beautiful. It is definitely a good place for hiking.
Nearby City
154 Reviews
Tiramisu8511Fox Glacier, 3 hours walking,completely different experience, it''s worth a try
5 Reviews
M22***00Glacier Hot Springs is located on Cron Street in the center of Franz Josef. There are three main hot spring pools and three secluded private pools. There are also massage options.
Nearby City
76 Reviews
爱走路爱跑步Tasman Glacier (Tasman Glacier) is located in Lake Tasman in Mount Cook National Park, South Island, New Zealand. It is the longest glacier in New Zealand. It is 27 kilometers long, 4 kilometers wide, and covers an area of 101 square kilometers, with a thickness of up to 600 meters and a height. At 3000 meters above sea level, it is one of the longest glaciers in the world. The Tasman Glacier slides slowly every day at a speed ranging from 23 to 45 cm, and the slowness is almost imperceptible. As a representative of the closest glacier to the ocean, especially since 1995, the glacier has declined rapidly, and the front edge of the glacier has receded by nearly 1 km.
7 Reviews
137***66Park your car in the first parking lot instead of the larger main parking lot to save your walking distance. This hike is difficult, mainly due to the robustness of the track, you must pay close attention to the orange trail markings to drive along the track. If the weather is good, please start early so that you can get close to the glacier.

Franz Josef Vacation Packages & Tickets

  • Top Activities
  • Wi-Fi & Phone Cards
  • Experiences
Tap to add to favorites
Tap to add to favorites
154 Reviews
Available from Today
Tap to add to favorites
10% OFF

Write Reviews, Win Prizes

Franz Josef i-SITE Visitor Information CentreSouth Westland,New Zealand

Tap to rate

Franz Josef Clay Target ShootingSouth Westland,New Zealand

Tap to rate

Roberts PointSouth Westland,New Zealand

Tap to rate

Franz JosefSouth Westland,New Zealand

Tap to rate

West Coast Wildlife CentreSouth Westland,New Zealand

Tap to rate

glacier hot poolsSouth Westland,New Zealand

Tap to rate

Franz Josef Weather

undefined ~ undefined

Trip Moments

Click here for more recommended attractions…