Join Glacier Valley Eco Tours for a REAL nature tour in and around Glacier Country on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Glacier Valley Eco Tours provides small group, informative, personalised tours and guided walks,
Their knowledgeable NZ ‘Kiwi’ guides will keep you captivated with a fantastic interpretation of glaciation, geology, local flora & fauna and the history of this incredibly dynamic environment.
Providing guests with relaxed eco-style tours which walk at your pace, with plenty of opportunities to take photos, stand under waterfalls, hold ice out of the river and treasure hunt for native flowers, birds, mushrooms and wildlife.
All the half-day tours are suitable for all ages and abilities; backpackers, couples and families, including young children.
For a shorter bird tour for the dawn chorus in the Franz Josef Glacier valley, please see our Early Bird Tour at the bottom of this page.
Get up early and beat the air traffic. This tour aims to be in the forest for the morning bird chorus.
Franz Josef Glacier Valley or Lake Matheson. $5 from each Early Bird Tour goes towards our Early Bird Project, a rodent-trapping project at Lake Matheson.
A shorter highly-informative but relaxed tour to Trident Falls in the Franz Josef Glacier valley with glacier views. Suitable for those that don’t fancy walking or that are on a tight schedule. Great option on a wet day.
Nature has combined 3 ingredients to create the stunning vista that is Lake Matheson:
For a shorter early morning bird chorus tour, please see our Early Bird Tour at the bottom of this page.
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. We can tailor this trip to suit you – and if you like photography, then we never turn down the opportunity to pop in to see world renowned Andris Apses’ photography gallery while we are there! Full day tour also available, see our Full Day tours page.
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. We can tailor this trip to suit you – and if you like photography, then we never turn down the opportunity to pop in to see Andris Apses’ Photography gallery while we are there!
Experience amazing glacier, waterfall and mountain views, whilst walking in beautiful forest on this advanced track with the safety of an experienced guide.
Walk up next to the Franz Josef Glacier (Ka Roimata O Hine Hukatere) in Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Walk in the footsteps of the old guides on this historic track featuring Hende’s Hut for a cup of tea.