Visiting New Zealand’s Glaciers

Sad but true, the glaciers won’t be around forever, and for many people visiting and touring New Zealand, our glaciers are a big drawcard. We love helping people out planning their ‘Dream Trip’ to New Zealand, so here are our Kiwi tips on visiting the glaciers, what make ours different and why you should definitely visit a glacier on your New Zealand trip.

New Zealand has many glaciers throughout the North and South Islands but there are three that are arguably the jewel of the crown.

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier is one of New Zealand’s great natural wonders – and it’s remarkably easy to reach.

In this destination guide to Franz Josef Glacier, we’ll share our local insight on what to wear, when to visit, where to stay, what to do on your trip and much more.

Read the full guide here.

Tasman Glacier

Nearly one third of all glacier ice in New Zealand lies within the Tasman Glacier, a huge sheet of ice stretching across the flanks of Mt. Tasman and Aoraki/Mt.Cook.

Witnessing the sheer scale and power of this natural shelf of ice is one of the highlights of traveling to the South Island of New Zealand. Read on for our guide to how to get to Tasman Glacier and what to do when you are there.

Read the full guide here.

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier is one of the two little towns and big glaciers which make up ‘Glacier Country’, on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. There are a couple of things which make this Kiwi glacier really cool and a must for your New Zealand tour. First of all Fox is at a really low altitude which makes it super easy to get to, secondly, the glacial valley is surrounded by rainforest.

Read the full guide here.

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