Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier

The town with a unique glacier experience

The township of Fox Glacier is just a scenic 30-minute drive south from Franz Josef, and like its neighbour is a great place for a unique glacier experience.

Location

Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast 7886, New Zealand

The township of Fox Glacier is just a scenic 30-minute drive south from Franz Josef, and like its neighbour is a great place for a unique glacier experience. Fox Glacier Guiding offer a variety of adventures on the ice and in 2021 was awarded TripAdvisor’s #1 Out of the Ordinary Experience in the World! A range of helicopter scenic flights are also available in Fox Glacier.

When visiting Fox Glacier make sure to visit Lake Matheson, famous for its mirror-like reflections of the Southern Alps. Or, if you’re looking for a longer walk, the newly built Lake Gault Track (3hr return) also offers stunning lake and mountain views. A variety of short rainforest walks are also available in Fox Glacier, including a chance to see glow worms on the Minnehaha Track for those that stay the night. (Tip: remember to take a torch)!

For mountain bikers, the Te Weheka cycleway provides a lovely ride through the rainforest and connects with the Fox Glacier South Side track to a viewpoint of the glacier. E-bike hire and tours are also available from Fox Glacier Guiding.

There is a good variety of accommodation available in Fox Glacier, and for those that do stay, the sunset views from the Fox Glacier Viewpoint (on Cook Flat Road) or Gillespies Beach are spectacular.

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country
$240 - $450

The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier

The Helicopter Line can offer you spectacular close-up views on a scenic flight to explore and discover the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields.

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Fox Glacier Guiding

TripAdvisor Best of the Best 2021 Top Out of the Ordinary Experience – World #1 Fox Glacier Heli Hike. Year-round guided Heli Hikes and Ice Climbing on the West Coast's biggest and less crowded glacier. Discover the dramatic world of ice.

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Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

Luxury hotel offering bed and breakfast accommodation nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps of NZ. After a day of adventure relax by the fireplace and enjoy magnificent views in the guest lounge or from your spacious room's private balcony.

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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

One of the respected Bella Vista Accommodation chain of 27 motels nationwide. You can depend on us for a warm welcome and comfortable, consistent experience all following the same recognisable Bella Vista design. Includes free car-park & free WIFI.

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Reflection Lodge

Reflection Lodge is a boutique B&B in a private garden setting in Fox Glacier (West Coast NZ) with fantastic mountain views.

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Betsey Jane Restaurant

Fox Glacier beautiful dining!

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Matheson Cafe & Reflectionz Gifts & Gallery

Lake Matheson, famous for its picture perfect reflections of Mount Cook & superb views of Fox Glacier. Visit our award winning café & unique gift gallery adjacent to the walkway. Don't miss this incredible location.

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