Franz Josef Walking & Hiking Guide

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Here’s our pick of the best walks & hiking tracks in Franz Josef

There are so many great walks in Franz Josef, it’s hard to decide which are the best. We really liked the Franz Josef Glacier walk and Callery Gorge walk for easy fitness and great views. See the full list of walks a bit further down this page. I haven’t managed to hike up Roberts Point yet, but Garry has and the hard slog to get to the summit was well worth it especially on a sunny day for excellent views of Franz Josef Glacier.

Better do the Glacier walk now!

Unfortunately, the view of the glacier face is getting further and further away with the glacier receding at such a fast rate, it’s a shame. Best you go there quick before you can’t see it at all unless you take a heli hike or a scenic plane flight.

List of all walks in Franz Josef

Callery Gorge Swing Bridge|||||Callery Gorge Walk Franz Josef WalksSouth Island

Callery Gorge Walk

5.20 km • 1 Hour 20 Minutes • Easy

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Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools and Private Pools

3 main hot pools & 3 private hot pools

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Franz Josef Glacier Walk

2.50 kms • 1.5 Hours • Easy

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Heli-Hike Franz Josef Glacier 2.25 Hour Glacier Walk & Hot Pools

2.5 km • 3.5 Hours • Medium

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Lake Wombat|||||Lake Wombat Walk Franz Josef WalksSouth Island

Lake Wombat Walk, Franz Josef

3.80 km • 1 hr 30 mins return • Easy

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Roberts Point Track||||||Roberts Point Walking Track Franz Josef WalksSouth Island

Roberts Point Walking Track, Franz Josef

11 kms • 5 Hours Return • Medium

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Tatara Tunnel, Franz Josef

2.5 km • 1 hr 30 mins • Easy

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I always use Booking.com instead of Airbnb for all my accommodation now. It works out cheaper, they don’t have those extra “Service Fees” or extra “cleaning fees”. Looks cheap until you get to pay. Plus Booking.com have a lot of holiday homes now, pretty much the same selection as Airbnb. You won’t miss out on the range.