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Franz Josef Mini Pack2019-03-16T20:21:59+00:00

Project Description

From Only $538

What’s Included

  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Franz Josef

  • 2 Hour Adventure Quad Bike Adventure

  • Scenic Flight over Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

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3 Trees Planted

We will plant 1 tree to offset your Carbon footprint!

Taking into account 3 days of food and waste, a 20 minute helicopter journey and a day quad biking experience your Carbon Emissions reach approximately 0.17 tons.

Based on evidence that a tree can absorb as much as 1 ton of CO2 over a lifetime (of approximately 40 years) we plant 4 trees per ton of CO2 to speed up this process.

This donation will be made on your behalf and is included in the price you pay.

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Why we love this package

Our destination mini packs are the perfect introduction to your next destination!

Spend 3 days exploring the Fran Josef region of New Zealand. This package gives you the opportunity to witness this amazing destination from both land and air with a day of quad biking as well as a 20 minute flight above the glaciers and mountains.

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Itinerary

Arrive into Franz Josef at any time today and check into your hostel accommodation. Relax after your journey or head out and meet some fellow travellers!

Our friendly guides will look after you from start to finish, giving you a full safety brief on how to drive the quad bikes, you will feel safe and looked after by our staff. Our vehicles are incredibly easy to ride. With a short lesson anyone aged 16 or over can easily and safely enjoy riding our ATV quad bikes.

Once everyone has done the “test-drive”, depart our “quad base” and head across stony braided riverbeds, see glacial fed rivers and listen to our guides tell you about local history. Drive through dense rainforest and soak up the atmosphere as you pass by ferns, mosses and mature podocarp trees in this lush watery world. Ride out to 10,000 year old moraine left by ancient glacial pathways and enjoy enough space to roam. View snow capped peaks and “Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere” otherwise known as the Franz Josef Glacier as it plunges from around 2,500 metres into the green canopy of the forest a mere 230 metres above sea level. Enjoy a cup of tea or chocolate at the shelter and hear the old Maori legend of the glacier, its geology and tales of pioneers and adventures from times past.

Get ready for the flight of your life! Departing Franz Josef you’ll head out on a 20 minute helicopter flight to see the Fox and Franz Glaciers. The rugged West Coast is hemmed between the Tasman Sea and the imposing Southern Alps, making for spectacular contrasts in the surrounding scenery.

Part of the mystique of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers is that they are constantly moving. Enjoy a snow landing atop the Glacier and informative pilot commentary. On this flight, which glacier we land on and where is dictated by daily movement of the ice formations and the weather patterns that these vast areas of ice impact.

Check out of your accommodation today where your mini pack come to an end. Where next?

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Important Information

  • Starts:

    Franz Josef after 2pm on Day 1

  • Ends:

    Franz Josef on the morning of Day 4

  • Departure Dates:

    Daily

  • Extra Costs: 

    None

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During tours and activities, you will be led by an experienced guide.

Drivers must be 16 years + and minimum age of a passenger is 8 years old.

This package operates all year round

When on tour you may leave you luggage at your accommodation.

All hostel accommodation is ensuite.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Pricing

Dorm

AU$538
  • Standard 6-8 Share

Double/Twin

AU$636
  • Must be booked in quantities of 2

Single

AU$854
  • Private Room