If there is one activity not to be missed in New Zealand, it's getting to explore Franz Josef Glacier in the South Island. One of the only glaciers in the world that drops down into a temperate rainforest, Franz Josef is a wonder to behold.
The blue ice twinkles in whatever light, surrounded by lush mountains and sweeping views. This chunk of the South Island is guaranteed to blow you away.
Drastically changing, the facade of the glacier broke away a few years ago, and now one of the only ways to get on the ice is by helicopter.
Whether you want to view the glacier from the skies, go for a hike, or even learn to ice climb, there are tons of activities to chose from.