Plans Revealed for Gondola at South Island's Franz Josef Glacier!

Publish Date
Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 11:49AM
Photo / Getty Images

Photo / Getty Images

Skyline Enterprises has plans to put a gondola up the Franz Josef Glacier, one of New Zealand's tourist jewels.

While the company is not releasing many details of the project, it says the gondola system would run next to and above the glacier, which has been retreating in recent years.

Currently, it is hard for tourists to get very close to the glacier, and the best ways to take a look are via helicopter ride. 

It has had preliminary discussions with the Department of Conservation and "other parties," and will now fully study the installation of a gondola which it says will make public access to the glacier easier and more affordable.

It does not yet know whether the project would be permitted in the sensitive area though.

Discussions are currently going on between a number of stakeholders on the possibility of the Glacier Gondola. 

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