It’s a 4-hour climb to the top of Alex Knob. The track zigzags up to Rata Lookout for a view of the Franz Josef Glacier. From there follow the marked track to the summit.

17.2 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

8 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

Your safety is your responsibility

Take the right gear to keep yourself safe on your tramp

Tell someone your plans using the Outdoors Intentions form including when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned.

Follow the Land Safety Code.


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
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