Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier

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#2 of 18 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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  • The track opens at 9am to public, you only allowed to hike within the allowed trekking path. Enjoy the scenic view and don’t forget to bring some water with you. Please don’t feed the wild birds if yo...  more »
  • Cool spot to visit. You can't get very close to the glacier as it is receding but it's a nice, small walk to get to the spot were they block it off.  more »
  • We actually enjoyed Fox Glacier more than Franz Josef. We did the short walk down through the forest and there was something charming about seeing the glacier by peering through the trees. It felt lik...  more »
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