Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier

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#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. By using our Fox Glacier family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Fox Glacier and other attractions in Fox Glacier.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Valley walk is very nice and allows to observe the closest glacier! We did it in the rain and it was still pretty impressive.
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  • August 5, 2017
    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 t...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    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...  more »

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