Alex Knob view from top
Image: Ian Singleton | DOC



This is a challenging day hike with a reward of the best views of Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere without taking a helicopter flight. In summer, make sure you start your hike early to avoid afternoon cloud.

17.2 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

8 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 752 0360
Address 69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Hours Visitor centre hours and services
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