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Fox Glacier Hiking Trails

Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“car park” (28 reviews)
“franz josef” (26 reviews)
“valley walk” (10 reviews)
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Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is ample parking and adequate toilet facilities at the trail head. The trails are excellent and well marked. I wouldn't call the trail wheelchair accessible unless there is some sort of off-road wheelchair. The final approach to the glacier wall is a long continuous...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get closer to this glacier than Franz Joseph. Much of the glacier is covered in dirt so look closely for the head of the glacier. It's a fairly easy hike up and it is pretty. A blue sky helps contrast the gray glacier...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike up to the lookout to see Fox Glacier was maybe the best hike I've ever taken in my life. Part of the allure was that it was pouring rain and since the hike is through the valley cut by the glacier and there...More

Thank SteveZaloudek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike into Fox Glacier takes about 30 minutes and has a lot of uphill, especially the last part. The view of the glacier, the valley it has carved and the waterfalls is amazing and well worth the effort. I definitely recommend this trek, but...More

Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This trail is amazing. It takes travelers through the moraine of the glacier that has been receding so rapidly that one can see and picture the differences in a short period of time. Crossing glacial streams and seeing amazing rock formations are all part of...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The hitch is quite a bit of fitness level to hike. Ever 400m signage of rock falls. It was drizzling with chilling winds. Not quite able to get to see that glacier we didn't go for guided tour. Interesting ferns along the way.

Thank Wolv3rin3
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Good range of trails to choose from in the area. All are easily marked and on the map. Offers different ones for fitness level. The one to the glacier is a great one to get a view of the glacier and surround valley.

Thank Gabby Z
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice walk to the Fox glacier.Walk is maybe 75 to 90 mins,there and back on largely even terrain.At the end ,however,there's a significant uphill climb to an end result that's less than spectacular.If you're in the area and only have time for one hike,chose...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is an absolute spectacular must hike if you are in the region to see the Glacier. It's also sad to see how much it has melted in the last 10 years. There are before and after pictures along the trail and it's unbelievable how...More

Thank kathyandmanish
Reviewed 9 May 2017

It is an easy 1 hour hike (one way) from the car park to the view point. Only the last 300 are a steep climb, where stopping is not allowed due to rockfalls. On top there is a great view to the Fox Glacier, but...More

Thank aussi33
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