Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier

Categories: Mountains, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • I found the view of the glacier itself a little underwhelming however I loved the walk there. It took us approximately 25 minutes to reach the lookout. It does get quite steep towards the end which is...  read more »
  • Unfortunately, there's not a lot to see at Fox these days.. The Glacier retreated way back and is almost too dirty to notice. Should've come 10-20 years ago perhaps.. 
  • As a lot of people choose to do, we chose to do the Fox and Franz Josef access walks in one afternoon. We did Franz Josef first and were able to get 750 metres away from the glacier. The walk was easy...  read more »
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