1. New Zealand
  2. West Coast, South Island
  3. Fox Glacier
  4. Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere

Fox Glacier: Half Day Walking & Nature Tour with Local Guide

Product ID: 321453
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Enjoy an amazing trek that runs through the lush historic glaciated rainforest in Westland National Park, with focal points of huge trees and amazing nature. Marvel at the views of upper Fox Glacier, Fox Neve and Mt Tasman.
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Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
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  • Enjoy a scenic walk with local guides
  • Marvel at views of Fox Glacier and Mount Tasman, one of New Zealand's highest mountains
  • Listen to educational commentary about geothermal activity, glaciation, and local flora and fauna
Full description
Walk through the lush historic glaciated rainforest in Westland Tai Poutini National Park, spotting the huge rata, rimu trees and moss. During the walk your guide will provide informative commentary on glaciation, geothermology geology, flora and fauna. Dip your hand into a geothermal spring to feel nature up close.

Take in the views of upper Fox Glacier, Fox Neve, and Mount Tasman, one of New Zealand's highest mountains. Due to the location, you won't get up close to the terminal face of the glacier, this walk is predominantly focused on the stunning nature in the Fox Glacier Valley. 

Upon completion of the walk, your guide will drop you back to your accommodation.
  • Free hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate) and biscuits
  • Raincoats, rain or waterproof pants and large heavy-duty umbrellas to keep you dry
  • Walking poles and sunscreen
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off from your accommodation
  • Free use of Macpac Baby Carrier for toddlers under 3 years old
  • A limited supply of tramping boots
  • A knowledgeable New Zealand guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note this tour does not get close or to view the terminal face of the glacier due to safety reasons, you will not be walking on the glacier, only in the valley below
• This is mainly a nature tour, if you want to get close to the glacier terminal face, check out our Franz Josef Eco Tour
• Don't forget to bring your camera to capture some amazing photos
• The road leading north out of Franz Josef is closed until further notice due to flooding. It is targeted to reopen (with restrictions) before Christmas, depending on the weather
• As of Wednesday December 11, 2019, full access south of Franz Josef on State Highway 6 through to Wanaka is open, with some delays to be expected

From US$ 63.43 per person

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Product ID: 321453