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hiking
muddy
Tue Feb 12 2019

Mon Feb 11 2019

amazing natural formations

rocky
Mon Feb 11 2019

On a difficulty scale 3/10. Rare need-to-climb fractions. Almost only walking, but still pretty long. You have two lookouts before reaching the final one, being extra rewarding. Start early and check weather conditions first! Nothing to be proud of if its cloudy. Needed 3,5h to get up, 2h to get down.

hiking
Sun Feb 10 2019

Fantastic trail! Well marked. It took us roughly 3,5h to get up, 2 to get down. There is a lot of climbing involved, be prepared. It was cloudy when we reached the peak, so we couldn't see a thing. You can sleep in the hut on top, there's even a chimney for colder season. We heard there's another track down, if you are not into going down the same way.

Sat Feb 09 2019

it gets really steep in some areas but the glacier is pretty cool. you just can't get super close.

Sat Feb 09 2019

definitely got my feet wet. if you turn off your flashlight in the tunnel you might see some glow worms.

Wed Feb 06 2019

Good trail overall. We got to the top around 1230 and the view was obscured by clouds. The incline is fairly slow and steady.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
rocky
Sat Feb 02 2019

hiking
rocky
Fri Feb 01 2019

Wed Jan 30 2019

It's really easy track. Quite a number of waterfalls can be found along the journey.

hiking
Wed Jan 30 2019

Nice easy walk for all ages and skill levels. Pretty views of the lake and mountains while walking around the lake perimeter under the cover of the canopy.

hiking
Sat Jan 26 2019

Beautiful trail ... can see the ocean and the fox valley

Tue Jan 15 2019

It is not closed. From the carpark you can get about 2km to the viewpoint... expect loads of traffic, the view is nice but nothing special

Tue Jan 15 2019

Great track! Stunning views!

Tue Jan 15 2019

leadibg mostly through a rain forrest this track is moderately difficult and takes roughly 3 hours one way. You can see the whole Franz Josef glacier from the top and the view is trully stunning. Birds and dragon flies will keep you a company, as well as annoying helicopters which provide the same view only for a tons of $. why people prefer these noise machines is beyond me.

Fri Jan 11 2019

This trail is closed as of Jan 2019. Didn't look like they were planning to re-open it either. The small outlook that was open wasn't worth the trip.

hiking
Wed Jan 02 2019

I heard folks complaining that the glacier was mostly retreating. Sure, it is. But this hike is beautiful regardless. It's short and sweet.

hiking
Wed Jan 02 2019

It's a little hike, but a fun one. Tunnel is fun and you get to see some light glow worm action. Bring sturdy footwear that you don't mind getting soaked. Tunnel has a stream running through it the entire time that is ankle deep.

Tue Jan 01 2019

Great views of the shoreline. Lots of pancake rocks to see! Was not there at high tide so did not see the blowholes in full effect. Lots of birds and people!

Mon Dec 31 2018

beautiful views, moss forest, kea parrots on the top!

hiking
Fri Dec 28 2018

Steep all the way up, but views are entirely worth every step! We only saw a few people on the trail so it was an awesome break from the other very populated trails we had been on! Definitely recommend!

hiking
Wed Dec 19 2018

hiking
Wed Dec 19 2018

Fantastic view of Franz Joseph glacier !

hiking
Wed Dec 19 2018

Above clouds trail, great souvenirs.

walking
Sun Dec 16 2018

a Nice walk. And they pad is in good condision. it is a short walk and a lot of visitors. Theater view on theater glacier is good.

hiking
Wed Dec 12 2018

Rocky riverbed path to the glacier. Amazing waterfalls along the way, some you can walk up to. Glacier is magnificent. Would recommend a helicopter hike if you have time and money - only way to actually hike in the glacier

Sun Dec 09 2018

Check status fox glacier currently closed

Sat Dec 01 2018

Think it’s the best hike in franz josef ;)

Sun Nov 25 2018

Very hard track, especially way up via Avalanche Trail. Weather was really bad, cloudy and some showers, but sometimes clouds gone away and we should see really nice valley and other peaks around. recommend!

hiking
Sat Nov 24 2018

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