The stunning and rugged Fox Glacier is a major attraction on New Zealand’s gorgeous West Coast
. In an area filled with spectacular landscapes, Fox Glacier offers many attractions in a quieter and more peaceful atmosphere than its neighbouring wonder, the Franz Josef Glacier
. Close to Aoraki / Mt Cook
there are also lots of things to see and do in the surrounding areas. With so many breath-taking sights, it’s hard not to feel impressed! Book one of our Fox Glacier hotels and spend a few days enjoying the delightfully relaxed village atmosphere.
Things to see and do
Explore mountains and rainforests and learn about the area’s gold heritage. There is a great selection of places to eat and drink in the. At the glacier itself, you can take a guided hike, enjoy a stroll along the river, or admire the splendour from above with a helicopter flight. Numerous operators can provide tour guiding services, or you can explore some of the less remote locations yourself. Dare-devils and thrill seekers can feel the unbeatable rush with a skydive.
The beautiful Lake Matheson is just a short distance away from Fox Glacier, and you can take scenic walks to admire the tallest peaks in the whole of New Zealand. Step onto some of the boardwalks for picture-perfect views. Gillespies Beach is a short drive away, and there you can relax on the black pebble and sand beach and walk to the seal colony. The drive itself is lovely, leading through rainforest. Hiking and rafting are also possible in the area, and you can take a trip to Franz Josef Glacier and spend time in the Glacier Hot Pools to ease your sore muscles.
It’s easy to visit the Fox Glacier, one of the West Coast’s many scenic spots. Catch one of our flights to Christchurch
or flights to Queenstown
. Stay in our Fox Glacier accommodation and feast your eyes on the god-smacking natural scenery in this incredible region.