We will be at Franz Joseph & Fox Glacier on 6th & 7th Oct. We are in our 70's and cant walk great distances. Can you drive a car close enough to see the glacier from a car park or will you be required to walk some distance. From other answers it appears that the Fox Glacier used to be the best option- is that still the case?
We are going Fox Glacier in mid April and thinking to join the Heli Hike tour. We travel with 2 kids (9 & 12 yr old) & a bit concerned 2～3 hours hiking on the glacier will be to much/ difficult for my 9 years old.
Has anyone taken the their children to the Heli hike tour? Could you please give us some advices.
Hi, we are staying in Fox Glacier in February and will be doing some of the valley walks there and in Franz Josef. We won't be going on a guided walk on the ice but hope to walk as far as possible to reach the glaciers. Will we need full mountain gear e.g. warm fleece plus jacket plus waterproof top and trousers? We aren't sure of the possible temperatures at this time of year. Any advice would be welcome!