Accessible via helicopter only, Franz Josef Glacier, located on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island, is a must see! The "glacier walk tour" starts with a short scenic flight landing you high atop the glacier. The exhilaration continues with a 3-hour guided hike exploring ice caves, dramatic formations and pinnacles and blue ice! In a word, breathtaking. After your trek, plan to spend some time relaxing in glacier hot pools - the perfect way to cap off your adventure!