Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier

3.6
#2 of 19 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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  • Would of been good if this information was on more websites- we didn’t know till we turned up to the road. Doesn’t seem like it will be opening anytime soon which seems strange since it’s the lead up ...  more »
  • A regular hike was done with helihike, which was said to be about staring at the glacier under neath the glacier. We dropped off the glacier by helicopter and followed the guide to the ice caves on the glacier, but there were some people who didn't actually walk much, and some of them were old. We had enough safety training before we boarded the helicopter, and even when we climbed on to the glacier, we were able to enjoy safety without worrying about safety. Because the glacier is moving so fast, what we can see that day is different, and we were lucky enough to walk into a large crevasse. It was a good choice, but i do not regret it.
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