Fox Glacier is a large glacier located in the Westland National Park, on the West Coast. A popular tourist destination, Fox Glacier is fed by four alpine glaciers and falls 2,600 metres. There are plenty of options for activities close to the village including a number of ways to experience the glacier, quiet walks and beachcombing, or serious adrenalin pumping adventures. more
Fox Glacier terminal face is just five kilometres from the village. At night you can walk along a bush path to a fern grotto to see glow worms on show. Near Fox Glacier is beautiful Lake Matheson, famous for its mirror-like reflections of Aoraki / Mount Cook and Mount Tasman/ Rarakiroa, New Zealand’s highest peaks, on a clear day. A delightful bush track walk follows the lake edge.
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Scenic flights over the South Island's spectacular Southern Alps. Our high wing Cessna seats five and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy unimpeded views as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Scenic routes include Mt Cook & West Coast Glaciers and the Rangitata Headwaters. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between.
Mobile-friendly - 23 years experience gives us the confidence to offer a money-back guarantee. If you're not 100% totally pleased with your tour then it's free. Personalised, small group tours that include Glow worm tours, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, National Parks, Rail Trail cycling, Glacier tours, Guided walks, Rainforest cruises, Hot springs, Mountain-biking, Gold and Jade hunting. Free advice and specials.
Mobile-friendly - Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps of New Zealand. Featuring spacious bedrooms with super king beds and en-suite bathrooms including separate shower and bath. After a day of adventure relax by the fireplace in the guest lounge or in your room offering magnificent views from your private balcony.
Mobile-friendly - Experienced helicopter company providing visitors with diverse range of South Island scenic helicopter flights and private charters in the most spectacular alpine and coastal regions of New Zealand. Specialising in year-round snow landings and flight-seeing within National Parks. Operator of choice for hunters, climbers, ski-groups wanting access to backcountry. Also based at Fox Glacier in Fox Guides Building, Main Road.
Mobile-friendly - Take a breathtaking guided trip on the West Coast's longest glacier amidst fascinating ice formations with New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company. To ensure your safety, our guides are trained through the internationally recognized New Zealand Mountain Guides Association. We offer a full range of trips to suit all fitness levels.
Mobile-friendly - Heaps of FREE offerings for you when you book your accommodation in Fox Glacier with Fox Pod Hostel & Inn. Set amongst picturesque views of native rainforest and mountains, offering a truly unique and tranquil accommodation experience. Guests can choose between 'pod' dormitory rooms or private-rooms with tea & coffee facilities, en-suite and TV. Bigfoot Bar and Restaurant on-site.
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Mobile-friendly - Range of accommodation from tent sites through to modern motel units. Quiet and peaceful location close to Fox Glacier Village with its shops, bars and cafes. New first-class amenities including free gas barbecues and Internet access. Check out our OUTFOXING Guidebooks to enhance your experience of the Westland National Park.
Mobile-friendly - Active adventure, relaxation or family fun all against the backdrop of spectacular scenery, Glacier Country offers something for everyone. From the mountains to the sea, you won't want to miss any of it. Create your own unforgettable Glacier Country experience from the wealth of things to do in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surrounding area.
Mobile-friendly - Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier originally opened in 1928 and has provided comfortable accommodation for climbers and adventurers from all corners of the world. Restored in 2007, the hotel proudly continues its tradition, with updated modern comforts. Choice of room styles to meet your requirements and budget, all featuring quality room amenities.
Mobile-friendly - Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is situated in the centre of Fox Glacier Village, within the Westland World Heritage Park. From the moment you arrive you'll feel right at home. This cosy 51 room hotel, is perfectly located for all your daily activities such as glacier skiing and hiking, rainforest and bush walks, alpine climbing and more.
Mobile-friendly - Surrounded by breathtaking West Coast scenery, a warm welcome, personal service and modern facilities are the keynotes at this clean, comfortable, affordable Fox Glacier motel accommodation. Located close to towering Aoraki/Mount Cook, famous Lake Matheson, seal colony at Gillespies Beach and the excellent facilities of Fox Glacier village. Wide range of studio and family accommodation. Qualmark 4 star rated.
Mobile-friendly - Award winning café and restaurant located at the entrance to the popular Lake Matheson Walkway offering delicious food and unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. Open 7 days from 8am for breakfast and lunch plus dinner during peak summer season. And adjacent NZ themed gallery with unique, high quality gifts, souvenirs, jewellery and artwork.
Mobile-friendly - Spacious warm modern motel units. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. Our units are all self-contained and are located in a quiet rural setting. Closest motel to world famous Lake Matheson and only 10 minutes drive to the incredible Fox Glacier. Satellite TV and spa baths units available.
Mobile-friendly - Traverse the Southern Alps through Haast Pass to the West Coast of the South Island. Tours feature TranzAlpine Railway, West Coast Rainforest, Franz Josef Glacier, with time to walk/fly Glacier. Optional tour of Shantytown. Also spectacular tours of Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Waitomo Caves and the Bay of Islands available.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Skydive Fox Glacier. Voted the 2nd most scenic skydive in the world (Lonely Planet). Our leisurely flight to altitude takes us over the Fox Glacier and up close to Aoraki/Mount Cook - this is truly the best scenery on offer in New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - Sunset Motels is designed around you, to give you all the comforts of home with the bonus of the best views in the Fox Glacier accommodation area. We go out of our way to make our guests feel at home and do all we can to make their stay the best experience they have on there holiday.
A scenic flight is the best way to experience the dramatic glacier terrain of the West Coast. The Helicopter Line offers both scenic flights and the Franz Josef Heli Hike. The Heli Hike discovers up close the phenomenon of glaciers. Combine two awesome scenic helicopter flights with a unique guided walk.
Epitomising luxurious, stylish, contemporary motel-style accommodation, The Westhaven offers luxurious queen, twin queen, king and deluxe super king studio units. Ideal for the discerning traveller. Close to the hub of Fox Glacier, this makes us an ideal base, allowing you to enjoy everything the glacier region and the glorious West Coast have to offer.
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The Danberrys (Nashville)
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Address: The Strand, Okarito, Westland
From: 8:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017
To: 10:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017
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Where: Westport Trotting Club, Westport, Buller
Address: 15 Derby St, Westport, Buller
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 28th December 2017
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Address: Lower Broadway, Reefton, Buller
From: 10:00am on Saturday 30th December 2017
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 30th December 2017
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Address: Omoto Road, Greymouth, Grey
From: 10:00am on Sunday 7th January 2018
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 7th January 2018
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Where: Hokitika Racecourse, Hokitika, Westland
Address: Park Street, Hokitika, Hokitika, Westland
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 10th January 2018
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 10th January 2018
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Address: Tauranga Bay Rd, Westport, Buller
From: 10:00am on Sunday 21st January 2018
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 21st January 2018
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Address: 105 Palmerston St, Westport, Buller
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 25th January 2018
To: 9:30pm on Thursday 25th January 2018
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Address: Rutherglen Rd, Paroa, Greymouth, Grey
From: 9:30am on Sunday 4th February 2018
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 4th February 2018
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Address: 40 High Street, Greymouth, Grey
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 8th February 2018
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 8th February 2018
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From: 7:00am on Friday 9th February 2018
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 10th February 2018