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Fox Glacier

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| Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-751 0825
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“car park” (73 reviews)
“viewing area” (29 reviews)
“global warming” (26 reviews)
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| Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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+64 3-751 0825
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"car park"
in 73 reviews
"viewing area"
in 29 reviews
"global warming"
in 26 reviews
"long walk"
in 23 reviews
"franz josef"
in 49 reviews
"steep hill"
in 11 reviews
"viewing point"
in 21 reviews
"climate change"
in 11 reviews
"return walk"
in 10 reviews
"terminal face"
in 19 reviews
"parking area"
in 8 reviews
"great walk"
in 17 reviews
"stepping stones"
in 9 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 12 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 7 reviews
"spectacular scenery"
in 6 reviews
"access road"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

1.5 hour return walk. Not a difficult hike, roads are largely reasonably flat (pebbles road, basic hiking shoes and wear). We started in a car park and went all the way to the viewing point. The view along the way was good. Few boards popped...More

Thank Elle N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Thursday 10th May. It took us 60 minutes for return walk, the track is a bit steep in a few places but well worth the effort.

1  Thank Michael-4551
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

it was kind of an obligation. we were there, we went to see it... they say it is a 40 min hike to get there. it took us a bit less. we considered it a huge waste of time. would do again? nope

Thank TaisFelipe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you come this far, you have to walk the walk to appreciate the Glacier!! Our clan of 7 took the chopper flight which was great over the Glacier too !!

Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

An easy half an hour walk return, but obviously at the end of it, is just a receding glacier, and off limits to the tourists, which is fair enough.... It was summer time then in 2017, but it was an enjoyable walk.

Thank amabelbsd
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

A chopper ride to the glacier and crawling in ice caves. How good can it get?! Beautiful. Although with global warming, the glacier is receding, so see it soon before it disappears.

1  Thank CJ G
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Roberts point trail is my all time favorite hike by far. Suitable for fit and experienced hikers only. At the start of it it warns walkers that it is a dangerous route and that people halve died on this trail, therefore be prepared and do...More

1  Thank diana s
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting walk across small streams as we ascend the area towards the view point. Scenic view of mountains carved by Glaciers as we walked through the valleys. At the view point, Fox Glaciers is not as grand as Franz Josef Glacier. If you have the...More

1  Thank NoSeason
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The walk to and from the lookout is good and there is some pretty spectacular scenery on the way. The Glacier itself is not particularly impressive from the lookout as all you see is the small (from a distance) front face and is probably better...More

Thank Ray O
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Nice place to go for a walk if you are in the area (This is the main attraction in the area). It's a really short walk and you do not need special shoes or gear.

Thank Manula W
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Irene C
27 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
I guess you could potentially drive from Christchurch to Fox Glacier in one day, depending on the time of your glacier heli-hike, but as the other respondents have said, I definitely wouldn't recommend it. It's easily a... More
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heyman174
25 July 2017|
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Response from Goysonhols | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Franz Josef Glacier walk is longer at 1.5hours (compared to 1 hour for Fox), but I think probably easier. Just take your time and it should be ok. If you want to bail early, you can see the glacier from about half... More
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ankurmalik83
7 January 2017|
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Response from KimberleyMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's a 5km flat walk to Matheson Lake then 4.2 km around the lake. The restaurant at the lake is fabulous. We did both glaciers but if you just did Fox that would be fine. There is an excellent viewing point on the other... More
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