Attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Franz Josef Glacier

West Coast Wildlife Centre

The purpose of this feel-good attraction is breeding two of the world's rarest kiwi – the rowi and the Haast tokoeka. The entry fee is well worthwhile by the time you’ve viewed the conservation, glacier and heritage…
Viewpoint in Franz Josef Glacier

Sentinel Rock

Survey the skies before embarking on the moderate uphill walk to the top of Sentinel Rock: the lookout reveals either impressive views of the glacier valley, flanked by Mt Roon (2233m) and Bismarck Peak (2545m), or …
Lake in Franz Josef Glacier

Peters Pool

Formed by centuries of glacial meltwater, this dainty kettle lake girded by native rainforest is an easy 1km-return walk from the main glacier car park. The trail is wheelchair- and pram-accessible. Allow about 25 m…