Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, Fox Glacier

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#3 of 8 in Parks in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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Offering visitors a chance to combine sightseeing with exercise, Fox Glacier Hiking Trails include a mix of routes that range from relatively easy to extremely tough. Though some visitors pay for guided walks on the glacial ice, you can also choose from several free trails traversing this area and offering outstanding viewpoints. One of the shortest and easiest walks suited to most hikers follows a valley formed by the retreating glacier eons ago. Do note, however, that possible falling rocks and rough terrain make this a hazardous environment. Check the trail and weather conditions before you set off, wear warm and weatherproof clothing, and carry enough drinking water for everyone in your party. Add Fox Glacier Hiking Trails to your Fox Glacier travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Fox Glacier tourist route planner.
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  • This is an absolute spectacular must hike if you are in the region to see the Glacier. It's also sad to see how much it has melted in the last 10 years. There are before and after pictures along the t...  more »
  • It is an easy 1 hour hike (one way) from the car park to the view point. Only the last 300 are a steep climb, where stopping is not allowed due to rockfalls. On top there is a great view to the Fox Gl...  more »
  • We did a number of walks in the Fox Glacier area, including the walk to the glacier itself. Overall we found the tracks to be well maintained & signposted. The rainforest is beautiful and well preserv...  more »

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