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Fox Glacier Township

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A panorama showing Fox Glacier Village. This village exists primarily to serve tourism based around visiting Fox Glacier. The picture shows the main road through the village, which is lined with hotels, motels, restaurants and tour operators.

Fox Glacier Township - FURTHER INFORMATION

Fox Glacier Township - Fox Glacier visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Fox Glacier Township' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from West Coast.

Fox Glacier is one of the highlights of the South Island of New Zealand. Situated in the Southern Alps on in the West Coast, this glacier is one of the most accessible on earth and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Near to the glacier, the Fox Glacier township has grown to meet the demands of this influx and interest. The township is mostly comprised of hotels, motels and other visitor accommodation. Few people stay longer than the time needed to see the glacier and one or two of the other local attractions.

One of the prime tour operators locally is Fox Glacier Guiding. They provide half and whole day guided walks on the glacier (Fox Trot and Nimble Fox tours) as well ice climbing (Fox It Up) and a glacier heli hike (Flying Fox). Fox Glacier Guiding will also provide walks to the glacier's terminal face, but this can really be done unaided.

Other local attractions to Fox Glacier township include the famous Lake Matheson and Gillespie Beach. Fox Glacier is only a short distance from Franz Josef Glacier.


Fox Glacier is about 121km north of Haast, and about 24km south of Franz Josef Glacier.

Recent Local Panoramas

Waterfall at Franz Josef Glacier
Waterfall at Franz Josef Glacier / Franz Josef Glacier
Ice Blocks on Walk to Franz Josef Glacier
Ice Blocks on Walk to Franz Josef Glacier / Franz Josef Glacier
Lake Matheson
Lake Matheson / Fox Glacier
Picnic Area at Lake Matheson
Picnic Area at Lake Matheson / Fox Glacier
Clearwater River Suspension Bridge
Clearwater River Suspension Bridge / Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson Temperate Forest
Lake Matheson Temperate Forest / Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson Reed Beds
Lake Matheson Reed Beds / Fox Glacier
Gillespies Beach Driftwood
Gillespies Beach Driftwood / Fox Glacier


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