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Franz Josef Glacier News

Franz Josef Glacier News

We're really excited to announce that Dale is officially a licensed Skipper, and we're also licensed to sell Fishing Licenses from our booking office!  All looking like it's coming together for our opening day tomorrow... The photo above was taken by one of our kayak...

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

The weather is starting to cool of FINALLY and also the lake along with it, but that hasn't managed to stop the fish from biting!  Brown trout are native to Europe and were first introduced into New Zealand in the late 1860s from British stock that was first...

Cygnets already!

Cygnets already!

Like other swans, the black swan is largely monogamous, pairing for life (about 6% divorce rate).Recent studies have shown that around a third of all broods exhibit extra-pair paternity.An estimated one-quarter of all pairings are homosexual, mostly between...

Spring is here!

Spring is here!

The days are starting to get longer, the temperature is warming up there are baby birds starting to appear on the lake and lambs appearing in the paddocks! It feels like Spring might just be here! We are still getting some beautiful photos on the lake with snow capped...

Summertime fun with Franz Josef Tours

Summertime fun with Franz Josef Tours

A couple of windy days this past weekend, but Dale saved the day with the a couple of fun summer time boat cruises on the Hanna-K!  We crossed the choppy lake into the Kiwi Sanctuary on the far side and dropped the groups off for a walk through the Jurassic Rainforest...

Happy Easter from Franz Josef Tours

Happy Easter from Franz Josef Tours

Happy Easter from all of us at Franz Josef Tours!  We enjoyed a busy weekend which held a couple of days of rain followed by some spectacular calm and fine weather.  The lakes been amazing by giving us some amazing reflections and some fish on the line! With the end...