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Terrace Walk

State Highway 6 | Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-752 0360
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Glow worms after dark easily found

We headed into the trail around 7:30 pm with a torch. Within a 100m we stopped and turned our light... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
RebekahB205
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Nelson, New Zealand
NATURE AT ITS BEST

Takes around 20-25 minutes to do the Terrace Walk and it’s well worth the effort. The terrain is a... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
David S
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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This easy walk winds a short way along the bush-clad terraces at the south end of the village. There is no access beyond the bridge due to a slip and you will need to return the way you came. Take a torch and explore this walk at night to see glow-worms in the forest, especially under and around large fallen trees alongside the track. Getting there The walk starts off State Highway 6, at the southern end of Franz Josef village near the 'Our Lady of the Alps' church on the left hand side of the road heading south towards Fox Glacier. The track entrance has a very small parking area, but there is plenty of parking in town just a short walk away.
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2 May 2018
“Glow worms after dark easily found”
20 Feb 2018
“NATURE AT ITS BEST”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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State Highway 6 | Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We headed into the trail around 7:30 pm with a torch. Within a 100m we stopped and turned our light off to see glow worms low and high in the foliage. 200m on at a little grotto formed by a fallen large tree we found...More

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Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Terrace Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the Glow worms, they are a small but magnificent. It is a perfect spot to...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Takes around 20-25 minutes to do the Terrace Walk and it’s well worth the effort. The terrain is a little uneven at times so wear sturdy shoes. Along the way you see lots of flora and fauna and its nature at its true best.More

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Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Terrace Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of this spot. It is a perfect spot to relax and...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The terrace walk is a really easy walk and did not even take the 30 minutes we had expected but it was well worth it as the ferns, mosses and lichens thrive there and we took loads of pictures.More

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Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Terrace Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of this spot. It is a perfect spot to relax and...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

To cut to the chase, you can see glow worms along this trail, and it shouldn't take long to find them if you know what you're looking for. We had done the glow worm cave tour in Te Anau, and were excited when our bus...More

1  Thank Jason G
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Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Terrace Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the glow worms, they are very shy of light and noise. Checking out the glow...More

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