Franz Josef Glacier Travel Guide

Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

Franz Josef Glacier was first looked at in 1865 by geologist Julius von Haast who named it after the Austrian emperor. Franz Josef Glacier is widely considered as one of the most unique glaciers in the world. This is because of its setting in a temperate rainforest and the fact that it's one of the fastest-moving glaciers around. To explore the glaciers –Roam around the path of the glacier's history along the Waiho riverbed and realize what all it has left behind. Pump up yourself with the thrill of a helicopter flight, landing high up on the ice to feel the glacier, or challenge yourself with an adrenaline-packed ice climb.


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