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Fox Glacier

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| Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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| Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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Reviewed 2 days ago

seeing the glacier was breathtaking. the walk up was relatively easy to do. the only sad thing is the signage showing how much the glacier has shrunk over the years.

Thank Hamish S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did this walk to Fox Glacier the same day as the walk to Franz Josef. The drive between them is about 30 minutes so you have a little rest in between. This is another great walk thru a glacial valley beside the river which...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few days in the Fox Glacier area. Not only did we appreciate its wonderful scenery of mountains, forests and lakes, but we were surprised to find it so accessible. We drove on a good road through the vicinity, had a beautiful view...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fox Glacier is a small, beautiful and quiet town. We were there in July during the winter months. We took a scenic flight to see Fox Glacier and Mount Cook which was around 30 mins. The views were out of this world and we were...More

Thank yongpint
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unable to enter your own. It is necessary to join tour group. Extremely cold . A waste that we are unable to view the glacier. There are alternative views from far from different routes.

Thank 286karing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk, took about and hour return. The last 500m was very steep, but worth the climb. Go later in the day so you get the sunlight.

Thank Goysonhols
Reviewed 19 July 2017

New Zealand has literally thousands of glaciers but every year more disappear. This glacier is simply stunning and must be on every adventurers to do list.

Thank Lauren N
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting Fox Glacier is an absolute privilege and should be treated as such. Yes, the glacier had retreated, but it is still an absolute jewel. Put your phone away for an hour or so and soak up the raw and magnificent natural environment. While it's...More

Thank JessFree
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We went the end of June, Be prepared for a tough walk up a steep hill. Once we got to the viewing point I was pretty disappointed compared to pictures I had seen online. Maybe it is more icy towards the end of the winter..??...More

Thank Marian Y
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Yes it has receded substantially and yes it will not be as dramatic a view as in years gone by. However when you consider the geology of a glacier, collocates with a temperate rainforest so close to the sea then it really is a must...More

Thank Rhona A
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Irene C
27 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
I guess you could potentially drive from Christchurch to Fox Glacier in one day, depending on the time of your glacier heli-hike, but as the other respondents have said, I definitely wouldn't recommend it. It's easily a... More
25 July 2017|
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Response from Goysonhols | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Franz Josef Glacier walk is longer at 1.5hours (compared to 1 hour for Fox), but I think probably easier. Just take your time and it should be ok. If you want to bail early, you can see the glacier from about half... More
8 January 2017|
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Response from KimberleyMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's a 5km flat walk to Matheson Lake then 4.2 km around the lake. The restaurant at the lake is fabulous. We did both glaciers but if you just did Fox that would be fine. There is an excellent viewing point on the other... More