Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier

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#2 of 8 in Parks in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Mountain National Park
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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  • we decided to have a trip up the fox glacier, there are many operators in fox doing tours, we picked one that flew us up onto the glacier and we had a two hour walk around, with our guide who pointed ...  more »
  • Somewhat barren but still awe-inspiring, with Prometheus-esque feel. This short walk may not offer the "wow" snowy scene you expected, but gives an idea of what Glacier environment is really like. The...  more »
  • Fox glacier we saw was a victim of a recent landslide hence covered in dirt. I enjoyed the walk up to the glacier view point. It was a relatively easy walk over a rocky path with small streams flowing...  more »

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