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Fox Glacier Nature Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Fox Glacier. A gentle, gradual climb awaits, making this adventure accessible to all ages and fitness levels.


Departing at the Glacier Valley Eco Tours base in the township of Franz Josef Glacier - we’ll drive you to Fox Glacier from Franz Josef Glacier (a 30-minute drive) or if you are staying in Fox Glacier we'll pick you up from our meeting point in the Fox Glacier township (or your accommodation). 

This scenic trail meanders through the lush, historic glaciated rainforest of Westland Tai Poutini National Park, where you'll encounter magnificent rata and rimu trees, vibrant mosses, and breathtaking views of the upper Fox Glacier, the Fox Neve and Mt Tasman—one of New Zealand's tallest peaks. Along the way, our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into the area's geology, glaciation, and thermology (including a chance to dip your hand in a geothermal spring) and its diverse flora and fauna.

Discover the rich history and local stories that make this region so unique. Join us for an educational and memorable hike that blends natural beauty with deep environmental understanding.


Book your adventure today and explore one of New Zealand’s most remarkable treasures!

* PLEASE CALL US FOR LAST-MINUTE OR SAME-DAY AVAILABILITY: 0800 925 586 or +64 (0) 21 880 458

  • Check-in: 1.15 pm (Franz Josef Glacier base)

  • Departs Franz Josef Glacier: 1:30 pm from Glacier Valley Eco Tours office - Franz Josef.

  • Pick up at the Department of Conservation building, Fox Glacier at 2 pm.

  • Returns: 5 pm (Fox Glacier), Franz Josef Glacier (5:30 pm).


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