Top 6 Instagram spots in Franz Josef and Fox Glacier

04 January 2021
Development West Coast
Franz Josef and Fox Glacier are home to some truly memorable views. From world famous mirror lakes to awe-inspiring glaciers.

Top 6 Instagram spots

Here are our top pics (pun intended) of spots you should share on your Instagram feed when you visit Franz Josef and Fox Glacier on the West Coast.


Lake Matheson

The iconic Lake Matheson is one of the most Instagrammed spots in New Zealand and with good reason! It’s famous for its mirror reflections of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman on clear days.


Alex Knobb Track – Franz Josef

This spot is not for the faint-hearted, it’s actually an advanced hiking trail. But once you get to the top, you have epic views of Franz Josef unfurl before you.


Franz Josef and Fox glaciers

It’s true, snapping a picture on the glaciers themselves is hard to beat. The ice is ever moving and changing, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience!


Peters Pool

Peters Pool is a small kettle lake with reflective views of the glacier valley and mountains - making it the perfect spot for photos!


Peak view lookout - Fox Glacier

A two minute walk from the car park on Cook Flat Road you'll find the most amazing views over fields to Fox Glacier.


Lake Mapourika

Whether on the jetty or exploring the lake by kayak, Lake Mapourika is the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot.