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Fox Glacier

4.2
World heritage site · Hiking Trails · Scenic Walking Areas
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders. You can take guided walks over a number of routes. The icy giant is a leftover from the last ice age--it stretches for 13 km (8 mi), so there's plenty of area to explore. In the build up to your vacation in Fox Glacier, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our New Zealand trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Fox Glacier

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World heritage site
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lake Matheson Walk
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Beach
Gillespies Beach
3.9
Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Fox Glacier

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Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
West Coast Wildlife Centre Franz Josef
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Spa
Spas Franz Josef
3.2
Duration: 1 hour

Trails in Fox Glacier

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Fox Glacier Hiking Trails
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Mount Fox Route
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Copland Track
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Moraine Walk
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Fox Glacier

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River Walk
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Minnehaha Walk
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Where to stay in Fox Glacier

Lodges, short stay budget motels, and cozy bed and breakfasts are some of the options in Fox Glacier. All are within the main center of town, so travelers need not worry about access to amenities and stores.
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