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Mount Fox Route

Haast Highway | Starts 3k from Fox Glacier township, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-752 0360
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This is a long trip and very Panoramic

I first drove this road in 1977, narrow scary, gravel and soft edges. 2nd trip in 2009... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Funfoodfavourites
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Landsborough, Australia
Tiring but worth the alternative view of the glacier

The view of the glacier from the bottom of the valley is difficult because it has receded so far... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Balfour S
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Durham, North Carolina
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For experienced and well-equipped trampers only. This rough route climbs steeply through the bush up a spur to a trig point at 1021 m above sea level. The route then follows blue and orange markers through grassland to 1345 m. From here your efforts will be well rewarded with fantastic views of the Southern Alps Kā Tiritiri o te Moana and Fox Glacier Te Moeka o Tuawe in one direction and across coastal forest and farmland to the coast to the other. Take care above the bushline as the track can easily be lost if conditions are misty or if the cloud descends. Start early in the morning to be on the mountain top before cloud rolls in obscuring the view. This is a regular event, particularly in the summer months. Getting there Drive south for approximately 3 km from Fox Glacier Weheka township, until you reach Thirsty Culvert. There is a small parking area on the right hand side of the road while the route starts on the left.
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28 Jan 2018
“This is a long trip and very Panoramic”
2 Jul 2017
“Tiring but worth the alternative view of the glacier”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Haast Highway | Starts 3k from Fox Glacier township, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I first drove this road in 1977, narrow scary, gravel and soft edges. 2nd trip in 2009, surprisingly improved with bitumen and safer corners and more pull off areas for photo opportunities. Very beautiful Vistas and various country side from Snow capped mountains, ice flow...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

The view of the glacier from the bottom of the valley is difficult because it has receded so far but the surrounding river delta is very dangerous. So, based on the reviews for the Mt. Fox route, I decided to try it. I was an...More

2  Thank Balfour S
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

A lovely drive in clear weather, sadly we missed many of the views because of the weather. Driving wasn't too arduous as we are used to windy roads.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a hard slog, make no doubt about it, but the views are worth it. Drive just out of Fox Glacier Township, and there's a little carpark on your right with the route starting by a DOC sign on your left. You climb over...More

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