Guided nature walks through the stunning landscapes of Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, and Okarito on New Zealand’s West Coast suitable for all ages and skill levels.
Immerse yourself in Glacier Country’s wealth of exceptional hiking trails, wildlife encounters, and rich historical sites.
Accompanied by our seasoned and knowledgeable tour guides, embark on either half or full-day adventures tailored to your preferences.
Delve into an educational journey delving into local flora and fauna, geological formations, glaciology, conservation efforts, and the region’s diverse wildlife. Our aim is to leave you enriched with newfound knowledge and a deepened connection to the natural world.
Experience the best of Glacier Country in the secure guidance of our experienced team. For a more intimate experience, private tours are available upon request.
As a locally family-owned and operated business, Glacier Valley Eco Tours is dedicated to providing an authentic, valuable, and unforgettable experience for every visitor.
West Coast NZ Nature Walks
Half Day Guided Walks
Franz Josef Nature Tour | Starting at $90 | All Ages | 2.5 Hours
A highly-informative tour in the Franz Josef Glacier valley with glacier views. Easy relaxed walk suitable for all ages and abilities in the safety of your knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy all the information provided by your experienced guide in comfort.
Fox Glacier Nature Tour | Starting at $95 | All Ages | 3 – 4 Hours
Views of Fox Glacier, Fox neve, Mt Tasman, one of NZ’s highest mountains. Information on glaciation, geothermology (inc geothermal spring to dip your hand in) geology, flora & fauna.
Lake Matheson Nature Tour | Starting at $95 | All Ages | 3 Hours
Learn about flora, fauna, glaciation, geology and natural history of the lake. See the iconic reflections of Lake Matheson.
Okarito Nature Tour | Starting at $99 | All Ages | 3 Hours
Explore the old gold mining township of Okarito, and the walks it has to offer. Mountain and glacier views, unique birds and wildlife, lagoon, beach, rich history and amazing sunsets; this is one of New Zealand’s hidden gems.
Full Day Nature Tours
Easy walking tours ranging from 7 to 11 hours duration. Suitable for ages 10+ years.
- Franz Josef + Fox Glacier + Lake Matheson Combo Tour
- Franz Josef Glacier + Fox Glacier Combo Tour
- Fox Glacier + Lake Matheson Combo Tour
Our package deals are a wonderful way to experience more of what Glacier Country has to offer as we collaborate with our partners and service providers in the area helping you save on time and money and make the most of your time in this wonderful part of our world.