The Franz Josef Glacier is found in the Westland National Park in New Zealand. The glacier is 12 km long, but that is not what makes it unique.

There are two features that make this glacier stand out apart from the visual beauty.
First, the glacier descends from the higher elevations of the Southern Alps to less than 300 m above sea level into a temperate rainforest area. Second, the glacier foot is only 19 km from the coastline making it one of three glaciers that are that close to the shore.

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