Walking & hiking

Moraine Walk

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Moraines are the debris of rocks and stones left when a glacier retreats. Explore old moraine surfaces on this easy, short walk, south of Fox Glacier township.

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  • 1.4 km return via same track
  • Easy 30 min short walk
  • No dogs allowed


Explore old moraine surfaces on this easy, short walk, south of Fox Glacier township.

This walk takes you over old moraine surfaces and dramatically reveals how quickly plants establish here and how the age of the bush reflects the various ages of the glacial moraines which it has colonised.

The walk begin on a surface several thousand years old and crosses and AD1600 and AD1750 moraines.

Information from Department of Conservation, if you have an image you are happy for us to use on this listing please email info@westcoast.co.nz.

Directions

Haast Highway, Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand

Drive south for 2 km from Fox Glacier township, and turn left immediately after crossing the Fox River Bridge. The Glacier View Road is narrow and unsealed so drive carefully to the car park at the end of this road.

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