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Fox Glacier Hiking Trails

Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

Great experience, with a short steep climb. Decided to do this walk as our Heli trip was canceled due to bad weather. Reached the terminal face of the glacier. Was told the Fox Glacier had retreated rapidly over the past few years, Sad!

Thank melw2
Reviewed March 5, 2017

There were two walks possible to view the terminal face. The shorter 'river walk' was closed due to recent flood damage, so we took the longer and steeper walk up to the closer viewing area. I am not particularly fit, so I found the final...More

Thank Leone N
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Very nice and easy track if you just want to see the terminal face of the Fox glacier. Quite busy but still is nice with stunning views, and it saves the cost of a heliflight. Can recommend it, probably less busy than the Franz!

Thank mdaams53
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We walked from the start all the way to the end of the trail just below the end of the glacier. Excellent walking trail. Not too challenging. Beautiful waterfalls and views of the glacier valley. About a 6 mile walk both directions.

Thank jtbeknott
Reviewed February 14, 2017

You can get information abot the trails in a brochure, you can pick up from the iSite. There is a good selection of trails, some are easy and some very demanding. We walked some of the not so demanding trail. They were easy to find...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

The hike to the farthest viewing spot takes about an hour there and back and ends with a steep climb. The views along the way and from the end of the trail are impressive and it is hard to imagine the glacier in its most...More

Thank uri_fi
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

There had been a bit of rain the day before we arrived in Fox Glacier. We did an early morning walk to the terminal face as the weather was overcast in town. However the weather was clear and sunny with rainbows in the valley when...More

Thank Tarzanfail
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk easy for all and the views make it worth it, I think sometimes you can get closer depends on safety but it's free and nice.

Thank Francesca C
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Good trail to the glacier a couple of kilometre or so. Towards the end it can be a bit steep but paths are good. Wardens are constantly repairing the paths to maintain them to a good standard. It appears that most day Mother Nature wins.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Informative, slow paced and easy for all ages. Coats and boots provided if needed. Bus to start of hike and takes around 2 hours, mainly due to stopping and tour guides giving lots of history and information about the glacier. This is really what you...More

Thank Jazmine C
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