Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier

Take a trip to Fox Glacier - an absosute must-see while you're in the West Coast. The glacier is one of the most accessible in the world and there are plenty of guided tours and walks that will have you up close to the 13km ancient ice giant.

When you arrive at Fox Glacier you immediately feel relaxed in its intimate, village atmosphere. It has a stunning outlook across surrounding farms and offers breathtaking views of New Zealand’s highest peaks Aoraki (Mt Cook) and Mt Tasman. Tucked discreetly into the rainforest-clad foothills of the Southern Alps, the town was founded when gold was discovered.

Complementing the charm of this delightful country village are nine licensed restaurants and cafes. The Hobnail Cafe is conveniently located in the Fox Glacier Guiding Building and offers a wide selection of delicious food. The Fox Glacier General Store and Fox Glacier Motors also offer passing travellers a good variety of food and other conveniences.... (continue reading at

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