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Fox Glacier Hiking Trails

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Address: Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Great little hike

This was a great alternative to our cancelled Heli Glacier tour. The weather was horrible while we were in Fox Glacier, but it was still fun to get out and explore this beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Heather L
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Washington DC
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great alternative to our cancelled Heli Glacier tour. The weather was horrible while we were in Fox Glacier, but it was still fun to get out and explore this beautiful place. You feel so tiny walking along the valley floor, it gives you great perspective on how the glaciers carved and formed the earth around you. There... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the beauty of a short hike, lots of people enjoy it also. Try to get there early to avoid the crowds.

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kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience, with a short steep climb. Decided to do this walk as our Heli trip was canceled due to bad weather. Reached the terminal face of the glacier. Was told the Fox Glacier had retreated rapidly over the past few years, Sad!

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were two walks possible to view the terminal face. The shorter 'river walk' was closed due to recent flood damage, so we took the longer and steeper walk up to the closer viewing area. I am not particularly fit, so I found the final uphill section of the walk quite challenging on the gradient with some loose stones. I... More 

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Valthe, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice and easy track if you just want to see the terminal face of the Fox glacier. Quite busy but still is nice with stunning views, and it saves the cost of a heliflight. Can recommend it, probably less busy than the Franz!

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We walked from the start all the way to the end of the trail just below the end of the glacier. Excellent walking trail. Not too challenging. Beautiful waterfalls and views of the glacier valley. About a 6 mile walk both directions.

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Jyväskylä
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

You can get information abot the trails in a brochure, you can pick up from the iSite. There is a good selection of trails, some are easy and some very demanding. We walked some of the not so demanding trail. They were easy to find and follow. While walking you can admire both the rainforests and mountain sceneries.

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Tel Aviv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The hike to the farthest viewing spot takes about an hour there and back and ends with a steep climb. The views along the way and from the end of the trail are impressive and it is hard to imagine the glacier in its most extended form several thousands of years ago. Worth a stop if you are around and... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

There had been a bit of rain the day before we arrived in Fox Glacier. We did an early morning walk to the terminal face as the weather was overcast in town. However the weather was clear and sunny with rainbows in the valley when we arrived. It is a much shorter walk than Franz Joseph with a very steep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk easy for all and the views make it worth it, I think sometimes you can get closer depends on safety but it's free and nice.

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