Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Franz Josef with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Wide trail accommodated a steady stream of visitors w/o delays.

Easy surface and trail through varying vegetation and along river bed with a great though distant view of the glacier.

There was a huge parking lot but was full of cars. Had to wait for parking spots to open before being allowed to drive in and park. Hike started out with a little bit of rain and then it started pouring rain. Gave the hike 5 stars because the trail is well maintained and the description was perfect. The glacier is worth checking out if you have the time and the right weather.

hiking
11 months ago

It's a busy hike from the parking lot, with many tour buses crowding the spots. Still, the trail is very well maintained for how often it erodes according to the meticulous trail management New Zealand is known for. A worthwhile jaunt on your way along the west coast.

Pretty cool.
Went on a real overcast day, so it was difficult to see the glacier.
One steep incline, we just missed a rock slide by a few hours!

hiking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

The glacier has sensibly retreated compared to most photos on the internet. The track ends quite far away from the terminal face. Overall good views on the way of the upper section and beautiful waterfalls. Easy, fits also families, no wheelchairs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This was an awesome hike with incredible views. Good for all levels.

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Monday, October 24, 2016