The area around the Fox Glacier township offers visitors a rare opportunity to easily acess a dynamic glacial environment in a forested area while within driving and walking distance from the main highway.
The Fox Glacier area is rich in natural features from the dynamic glacial environment to the still waters of Lake Matheson.
There are many walks in the Fox Glacier area with some affording spectacular glacier views.
There are no DOC places to stay in Fox Glacier but there is a large range of other accommodation available ranging from camping grounds to luxury lodges.
Find out how to look after yourself when visiting the Fox Glacier Valley.
Viewing the glaciers is an exciting experience, but it can also be dangerous - people have died or been injured after ignoring signs and barriers. Follow these guidelines to have a safe and enjoyable visit.
The Fox Glacier on the West Coast of the South Island is world famous. It’s big, it’s beautiful but it can be dangerous! Watch this video on how to enjoy it safely.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in the Fox Glacier area.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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