Tatare Tunnels Walk, Franz Josef

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  • Our heli-hike was cancelled for the day so we decided to go for a walk and see the Tatare Tunnel. It was a nice, easy little walk to the Tunnel entrance through forest area. Once we reached the tunnel...  more »
  • Something completely different. These tunnels used to supply the gold mine with water many years ago but their use ceased ages ago. Make sure you have a torch and boots that you do not mind getting we...  more »
  • A good walk, you hike up to the tunnels (good walking shoes recommended its a bit steep!) then you trek though the tunnels, water was about ankle - shin deep when we went though - and freezong cold! D...  more »
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  • Nice walk. Be careful if slippery. Bring gumboots or flip flops and a towel to dry your feet after. At the end of the tunnel turn your torch off to see the glow worms on the ceiling.
  • This was incredible, expect to wet your feet. I didn't get to the end of the tunnel, I kinda freaked out.
  • Some glow worms to be seen. Kind of a boring tunnel with a straight walk through.
  • Awesome walk. Enjoyed walking through firstly with headlamps and then on the way back we turned our lamps off and felt our way back through and saw all the glow worms. Very impressive.
  • Very cool walk. Bring sandals!

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Where to stay in Franz Josef

With the increasing popularity of the glacier among vacationers, the town of Franz Josef offers a range of accommodations to suit the needs of its many visitors. Hostels are popular in the town center, but those looking for something more upscale will also find luxury hotels. Camping is a good option if you want to get straight out into the wild. Advanced reservations are essential during peak times.
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