17.2 km return via same track

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  • 4 years ago

Alex Knob Track: Walking and tramping in Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

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.
  • 4 years ago
  • 21 reviews

Alex Knob Track - Franz Josef Glacier Area, West Coast, NZ - 21 travel reviews for Alex Knob Track - Franz Josef Glacier Area

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.
  • 4 years ago
  • 2 reviews

Alex Knob Track, Westland Tai Poutini National Park | Hiking Project

Hiking trail near Hokitika, New Zealand
  • 5 years ago

Alex Knob Trail, New Zealand | Paula Lay

The Nitty Gritty Location: Alex Knob,Westland Tai Poutini National Park, South Island, New Zealand Distance: 17.2 km Trail style: Return Climb: 1300 m Grad
  • 7 years ago

Alex Knob is a big Tramp | ReluctantTourist

Finally we round a corner, it looks like we’ve made it – the trees have gone, it’s just grass and a bulge in front of us. I’m videoing as we emerge into the open, we’re not sure but we think we’re here – we’re certainly over half way according to the GPS. The view is – well, it’s cloud – and our elation at reaching the top is well concealed. And there’s no sign of Arnaud either.
  • 9 years ago

Alex Knob Track (Franz Josef) | Trail by Media

Conditions were absolutely perfect at the top with cracker views of the Glacier. The fog was still present, covering the terminal face, but the views over the blanket of cloud were somewhat ethereal. We could only imagine what they would be like looking out towards the coast in the absence of the cloud.