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.
Hotels in Fox Glacier start at NZ$74 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.