Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier
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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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  • If you are expecting a huge blue-white glacier like you see on the cruise ship ads, you will be disappointed. Lower Fox Glacier has shrunk to a fraction of it past glory. We found it quite interesting...  more »
  • Unfortunately Fox Glacier was closed due to a rock fall. We did manage to get a glance of it from peak view - this was on the road to Gillespie Beach. The weather was appalling as well - not much to d...  more »
  • Unfortunately, Fox Glacier and the other glaciers in the area have receded leaving a barren wilderness in its wake. You can still see Fox Glacier from the viewpoints, but I found it underwhelming, esp...  more »