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 - Our spectacular "Grand Traverse" Scenic flights promise an incredible view of the mighty Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and rugged Westland National Park before traversing Mount Cook to explore the vast Mount Cook National Park. Experienced pilots, safe, modern aircraft, every seat has a window - get the big picture!
Mobile-friendly - Air Safaris offers a range of helicopter flights from Lake Tekapo. All with a snow or alpine landing. Choose from the 30 minute Explorer, the 45 minute Grandeur or the 60 minute Magic. See New Zealand’s tallest mountains and longest glaciers up close.
Qualmark 4 star accommodation. We are easy to find on the main road of Fox Glacier, situated in a quiet central location. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the village for shops, restaurants and activity providers. Our superior smoke free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units.
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 - 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.
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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.
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Mobile-friendly - From the highest mountains, largest glaciers, rainforests, dramatic beaches and everything in between, the untamed natural wilderness of Glacier Country ticks all the boxes. Visit our online guide for daily glacier updates, live webcams, maps and information on the wealth of things to do, accommodation, cafes & restaurants 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 - 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 - INFLITE Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters are the only company to offer glacier landing flights in both ski planes and helicopters. Experience the natural quiet of Tasman Glacier and absorb the ever changing landscape of the Southern Alps including NZ's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. INFLITE Mount Cook is proudly Qualmark Gold & only 5 minutes from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village.
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. 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 - 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.
Mobile-friendly - 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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Afternoon Country Variety Concert with Joy Adams
Waikato based Country Entertainer, Joy Adams will present an afternoon of great music at one of her favourite venues - The Old Lodge Theatre. With 19 Albums to her credit, Joy is a Multi-Award Winning ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 1:30pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 3:30pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Wool On Wheels Pop Up
Do you love a good yarn? So do we! All the variety of a major yarn market in one room so you can squish to your heart's delight. This is your annual opportunity to browse an amazing selection of artisan yarns, ...
Where: New Coasters, Greymouth, Grey
Address: 38 Albert St, Greymouth, Grey
From: 4:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 7:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Coast Road Dawn Chorus Gathering
Come along for a day of sharing and learning on predator trapping. We have a packed day of skills based workshops, interactive talks, a guest speaker and a guided tour of the Barrytown School trapping project by some of ...
Where: Barrytown Hall, Punakaiki, Buller
Address: 6 Cargills Rd, Punakaiki, Buller
From: 9:30am on Saturday 21st September 2019
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
Dog Training - Kiwi and Weka Avoidance
Dogs and their owners are invited to participate in kiwi and weka avoidance training in Hokitika on 21 and 22 September 2019. This event is part of Conservation Week 2019 - www.conservationweek.org.nz Dog owners ...
Where: Goldsborough Campsite, Kumara, Grey
Address: Stafford Loop Rd, Kumara 7882, Kumara, Grey
From: 9:00am on Saturday 21st September 2019
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019
Over four Saturdays this term, children will enjoy stretching their creative minds and using their muscles to build and play in the bush. Inspiring activities set the stage for creative outdoor play. They’ll also ...
Where: Kahurangi Lodge, Kumara, West Coast
Address: Serpentine Road, Kumara
From: 9:00am on Saturday 17th August 2019
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
Tour of Camerons Beach with Guardians of Paroa
Do you love penguins and spending time out on our beautiful coastline? Join the Guardians of Paroa for a leisurely walk along Camerons beach to look at predator trap boxes and penguin nesting boxes the Trust has ...
Where: meet at Camerons Hall, Greymouth, West Coast
Address: 2 Pandora Ave, Camerons
From: 9:30am on Sunday 22nd September 2019
To: 12:30pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019
Open Mic / Jam Night
Starlight Highway presents Open Mic / Jam Night at the Theatre Royal Hotel, Kumara. Come along and be entertained or get up on stage and share your talents. PA and piano set up - bring your instruments. Play a 3 song ...
Where: Theatre Royal Hotel, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 81 Seddon St, Kumara, Hokitika, Westland
From: 6:30pm on Friday 27th September 2019
To: 11:00pm on Friday 27th September 2019
Harp Meditation and Intuitive Development Retreat
Sounds of the harp interwoven with words and intention will take you on a journey within yourself, where you can safely explore. Deep healing results from the merging of Soul and Body and the deeper insights this ...
Where: Kawatiri Yoga Collective, Westport, West Coast
Address: 122 Palmerston Street
From: 7:00pm on Friday 27th September 2019
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 28th September 2019
Friends In the Wild - Holiday Programme
Come and play the TimberNook way! This programme is all about diving deep into your imagination, with a little help from your friends. Children will pick a stuffed animal from home to bring to TimberNook this week. ...
Where: Kahurangi Scout Lodge, Kumara, Kumara, West Coast
Address: Serpentine Road
From: 9:00am on Monday 30th September 2019
To: 3:00pm on Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Woodland Tinkering - Holiday Programme
Come and play the TimberNook way! This programme is all about design and creativity in the wild. Children will delight in experiences such as creating elaborate track systems for soap boat races in water and making a ...
Where: Kahurangi Scout Lodge, Kumara, West Coast
Address: Serpentine Road
From: 9:00am on Monday 7th October 2019
To: 3:00pm on Wednesday 9th October 2019