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. 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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  • We hiked to the start of the glacier in about 45 minutes. I have to admit it was definitely an impressive glacier. When visiting New Zealand you should definitely visit this place, also to understand ...  more »
  • Due to storm damage a lot of the paths and walks were closed. This meant that the view of the glacier was from very far away and obscured. I would recommend seeing Franz Josef Glacier instead.  more »
  • After dinner, we travelled around the Lake and took photos at various vantage points. The path through the forest is beautiful and comfortable. The reflection of the mountains in the Lake is einmalig.ein must if you are in the area
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