Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier

3.7
#2 of 14 in Wildlife in West Coast Region
Get close to one of nature's most impressive and powerful phenomena at Fox Glacier, an easily accessible wonder of New Zealand's landscape. Take a guided walk or travel independently to this dynamic glacial environment, just five minutes on foot from the nearest parking lot. A number of different routes offer fresh perspectives on the icy giant, which is a 13 km (8 mi) stretch of ice left over from the last ice age. Stick to these well-signposted and demarcated trails, as improper access can be extremely dangerous. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fox Glacier and many more Fox Glacier attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Fox Glacier trip itinerary builder website .
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  • Therefore, we here have spent two days. We wanted us the area and above all the Fox glacier viewing. Impressive and scary at the same time when you see how the ice thaws further.
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Fox Glacier. It is a reasonably steep walk to access the glacier but definitely worth it. Sad to see just how much the glacier has retreated over time.  more »
  • I went ‘’offroad’’ just because it said that I have to take a guided tour to go there. I hate when they try to force me into something. In this case on a heli tour or guided walk. The main lookout is ...  more »

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