Plan your Fox Glacier, New Zealand self drive holiday!
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About Westland and the Glacier
Fox Glacier is New Zealand’s largest commercially guided glacier, situated on the West Coast of the South Island. The glacier is part of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area.
Fox Glacier is around 13 kilometres in length, though it once reached the sea. The glacier plummets 2,600 meters from high in the Southern Alps down to sea level. Fed by several alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier receives around 30 meters of snowfall each year. The terminal face is forever changing, with ice melting and calving.
Nearby, Franz Josef Glacier follows a similar course down a valley from high in the Southern Alps to just above sea level.
Enjoy a breathtaking heli hike with NZ’s most experienced company, Fox Glacier Guiding. Combine two awe-inspiring helicopter flights with several hours exploring ice caves and brilliant blue tunnels.
For a more relaxing glacier experience, encounter the untouched beauty and majestic scenery on a scenic helicopter flight with a snow landing. Choose from brief glacier encounters or longer flights taking in the scenery of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the nearby Franz Josef Glacier.
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