Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, Glacier Country walks and hikes

Immerse yourself in the must see places of the West Coast in the walks and tracks of Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and the Glacier Country. Unguided Walks & Hikes in Glacier Country include glaciers, mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, lakes, beaches and more.

Must do: Check the current track conditions and weather forecasts at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre or www.doc.govt.nz before starting your trip.

Always take warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can change rapidly. Carry drinking water, insect repellent and sun protection at all times.

Easy Walks and Tracks

Callery George Walk 1 hour 20 mins Details

Canavans Knob Walk 1 hour - 1 hour 40 mins Details

Douglas Walk 1 hour Details

Fox Glacier South Side Walkway/Cycleway Details

Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk Details

Gillespies Beach Walking Tracks - 5 walking tracks, various times and distance Details

Lake Mapourika - Famous reflections and stunning views Details

Lake Matheson - Gentle easy walk with incredible views Details

Lake Wombat Walk 1 hour 30 mins Details

Minnehaha Walk 20 mins Details

Ōkārito Trig walk 1 hour 30 mins Details

Ōkārito Walking Tracks Details

Pakihi Walk 30 mins Details

Peak View Lookout Fox Glacier - viewpoint Details

Peter's Pool Walk 25 mins return - easy walk to a lake Details

Sentinel Rock Walk 20 mins short walk Details

Tatare Tunnels Walk 1 hour 20 mins, 3.6km easy walking track Details

Te Ara a Waiau Walkway/Cycleway 2 hour walk Details

Terrace Walk 30 mins easy short walk Details

Waitangitaona Wetland Walk 20 mins easy walk Details

Intermediate Intensity

Copland Track to Welcome Flat Hut

Time: 7 hours one way

Distance: 18 km one way

A spectacular track within among the forest, river, mountain scenery and natural hot pools

Copland Track to Welcome Flat Hut details


Lake Gault Track

Time: 3 - 5 hours return

Distance: 8 km return

Gradually climb through ancient forest tracks to panoramic views

Lake Gault Track

Advance Intensity

Alex Knob Track

Time: 8 hours

Distance: 17.2 km return via same track

A steady climb through a mix of terrain, following a glacial moraine to Lake Wombat, through valleys with incredible views.

Alex Knob Track details


Roberts Point Track

Time: 5 hours 20 minutes

Distance: 11 km - 12.3 km return via same track

From the Douglas Bridge, the track climbs up, over ice-carved rock, crossing on a suspension bridge and steadily working up to Roberts Point.

Robert Point Track details


Mount Fox Route

Time: 8 hours

Distance: 7.4 km return via same track

The challenging Mount Fox Route is only suitable for properly equipped and experienced trampers. The reward is incredible vast views of Southern Alps to coastal forests.

Mount Fox Route

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & Glacier Country

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

This is the Glacier Country offering a wealth of adventure activities!

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