Alex Knob Track

Alex Knob Track

Franz Josef Glacier Area

Reviews

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RTM

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent hike, so nice to work up through the various layers of forest to the sub-alpine tussock grass. We had a great day with little wind. Would not do if it was cloudy. Helicopters are annoying at start, but fade as one gets higher.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Axel and Patricia G

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Although we walked just to the first lookout (Rata lookout) it had already a great view of the Glacier. There were only a few tourists. You have to watch your steps (roots and steps) and climb a few times.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Anne Bezanson

France

Ranking: 9/10

Not a lot of people on the track and at the viewpoint. We nearly had the glacier area to ourselves. Very nice swing bridge, quite new, amazing viewpoint, some slippery parts.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Jake Bullin

England

Ranking: 6/10

Nice walk with half of it being uphill, the other half downhill. Great view at the top and a good bit of exercise. Not much variation though in this walk.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jessics Hagan

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent walk and views from the top. Said to be an 8 hour walk, it took us about five. Please be aware of the helicopters flying over head for much of the walk, not so good for the serenity of a bush walk. But we still thoroughly enjoyed our walk.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Calvin Becker

Germany

Ranking: 2/10

Nothing to see, two lookouts, the rest is forest. You cannot see more than from the ground and the helis are annoying!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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isabel Zander

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Really, really exhausting. You have got just two lookouts and the rest of the time you just see the forest and go uphill.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Julian Zeissler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very hard track but it is worth it. Amazing views of the glacier, sea and the whole landscape.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Annika Marz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice track, a heavy one but the view from above is amazing.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Joanna Mulcahy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

More of a climb that a walk but the views of the glacier are beautiful if it is a clear day. The helicopters make it quite noisy to begin with, but that soon stops as you get higher.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Vuillermet

France

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful landscape and free trek.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Charlotte

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk with different landscape, different levels of difficulties, and awesome view at the top.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Antoine

France

Ranking: 7/10

Good track but the weather was cloudy and we cannot see the lots of things so a bit disappointed.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Marek Kam

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing scenery

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Christian

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great view - weather dependent. Mainly through the forest. Same way back - start early. Tramping experience would be good.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Kali Lohman

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Best thing I did in New Zealand. Amazing scenery and track from start to finish, although demanding at times. Start early, 6.5 hours walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Herbert

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

Nice view.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Susan Herd

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

DOC track, excellent walking track, well looked after but certainly not a manicured track (like the DOC great walks).

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lenny Appel

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very spectacular views and beautiful view on glacier.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Juerg & Denise Zuesli

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Spectacular combination of rain forest and glacier views.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Francesca Sabat

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

All tracks in this country are very well maintained.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009