Interesting places nearby include Lake Mapourika (10mins), Okarito Lagoon & Beach (20mins), Fox Glacier & Lake Matheson (30mins).
The Glacier Hot Pools offer a haven of natural tranquillity
and the perfect way to relax after exploring the rugged West Coast.
The Helicopter Line offers scenic helicopter flights with snow
landings and photo opportunities to the Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and/or
Mount Cook. Also available is a Heli-hike where you get to fly to the glacier then
hike on the glacier itself with a local guide.
The West Coast Wildlife Centre offers information with interactive
displays of glacier formations and the opportunity to see live kiwi in their nocturnal
house and / or in incubators of varying stages, (season permitting).
Be surrounded by NZ's highest mountains in NZ's highest tandem
skydive at 19,000 feet (75+ sec freefall) but also 16,000 feet (60+ sec freefall)
and 13,000 feet (45+ sec freefall) options available.
Air Safaris offer scenic flights in a fixed wing aircraft (all
passengers have a window seat) over Aoraki Mount Cook, two World Heritage National
Parks and 200 km of NZ's most memorable and spectacular scenery.
Across Country Quad Bikes offer the thrill of riding through
rainforest, riverbeds and glorious mud to view an outstanding panorama of the Franz
Josef Glacier and the Mighty Southern Alps.
Glide along Lake Mapourika enjoying panoramic reflections of
the surrounding mountains and glaciers and explore the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. Free
photos included wit Glacier Country Kayaks.
Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience
the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere
in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness
South Westland Horse treks enable you to ride glacier country
on horseback. Riding in small groups they offer 1, 2, 3 hour or full day treks taking
in the stunning views of the Southern Alps and Mt Elie de Beaumont.