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Fox Glacier
South Westland
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Fox Glacier
154 Reviews
Tiramisu8511Fox Glacier, 3 hours walking,completely different experience, it''s worth a try
Flying Fox: HeliHike Fox Glacier
17 Reviews
Aerial Tour
_We***75[Steps] First, you will change into unique waterproof and windproof clothing, then take a helicopter to the glacier, put on the spike covers that are easy to walk on the glacier, and then follow the guide to explore ~ [Scenery] How white glaciers are covered along the way, and There are dark blue ones, some glacier water can be consumed directly, and some caves are very beautiful. [Fun] The guide will let everyone stop and take pictures. Basically, they will take care of your emotions and needs. If you have any questions, you can ask questions at any time and will explain it to you.
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Lake Matheson Walk
70 Reviews
d36***08In New Zealand, people call the lake that can perfectly reflect the reflection of the mountains and forests on the lakeside as the "Mirror Lake". Matheson Lake is the most beautiful and famous mirror lake. When the wind is calm and under the blue sky and white clouds, the surface of Lake Matheson is like a natural mirror, reflecting the two highest peaks of New Zealand-Mount Cook (3724m) and Mount Tasman (3497m) flawlessly. The reflection of Twin Peaks is the most representative landscape of New Zealand tourism. Lake Matheson, 6 kilometers from the town of Fox Glacier, can be reached in 10 minutes by car. There are two ways to visit Lake Matheson: 1. Roam around the lake. There is a well-equipped 4.4-kilometer-long trail around the lake, with 3 viewing platforms in it, and a circle around it for about 1.5 hours. 2. Watch the reflection. A 15-minute walk from the entrance of the trail is the best place to watch the reflection of the Twin Peaks. The silver mirror-like lake, the snow-capped mountains, and the dense forest~ come into view together, and the scenery is unforgettable.
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Mount Cook National Park
253 Reviews
National Park
UNESCO World Heritage-Natural Site
denis天涯任我行Cook Mountain National Park is about 60 minutes from Shepherd Church, drive west, turn right at T-junction at the source of Pukaki Lake, then trundle through the silver beech forests along the azure Pukaki Lake, a World Heritage Site in southwest New Zealand. It is a combination of Westland National Park, Asperi Mountain National Park and Fjord National Park. The Cook Mountain National Park Camp is at the end of the road. The scenery is like a big movie. There are five best short trails, Governor Jungle Trail, Bowen Jungle Trail, Glencoe Trail, Antelope Horn Trail, and Hook Valley Trail, all set off from Cook Hills, with stunning views. The most popular walk in the park is the Hook Valley Trail, which is longer than the other four trails, about 3-4 hours round trip, more challenging, and the quaint boulders, meadows and the backdrop of three suspension bridges for photo ops are also fun. The trail starts at the Baimashan campground with a wide view. The original place was the Heights Hotel. In 1913, it was destroyed by a mountain torrent. Now there are still some ruins. In 1957, the rebuilt hotel was relocated 2 kilometers away from the plains. It looks around and is covered with shrubs and jungles. Through the "Arhatsong Arch", the beginning of the nine-kilometer walk of Hook Valley, the road is smooth, rugged and complex alpine meadow with woody roads, summer season, the mountains full of daisies, fluffy grass and lily like alpine hair, beautiful. The trail includes a monument to the first victims of a mountaineering accident, near the Hook Valley Trail's villa. Inscriptions show three climbers killed in an avalanche in 1914, only one body was found, but 12 years later the glacier melted. The second body was found at the bottom of Hochstetter Lcefall, 2,000 meters below where the team was buried at the time, and the glacier moved at a rapid rate. The temperature was getting lower and lower as the mountain climbed, and the gravel landslides were visible on the mountainside, and the traces of the meadow vegetation were visible, and finally the lake was near, and halfway up the mountain, there was a viewing platform, and the wooden seats were simple, and the next step was Lake Hook, and the ice-blue fault was on the cross-section of the glacier. There was a blue-sky light. There was a huge stone attraction on the trail, with a photo showing her as the first woman to make the climb to the top of Cook Mountain. After the climb, Freda left her crisp, short skirt and cane-held in front of the rock.
Fantail Falls
15 Reviews
pxy0705Fantail falls is a very spectacular waterfall formed in the Fox Glacier. The waterfall flows straight down from a high place, and the water volume is very large, forming several sections of various shapes and changes. It is definitely the most spectacular sight in the entire Fox Glacier. You must take a good look.
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Franz Josef Glacier
71 Reviews
Snow Mountain
pxy0705Franz Josef Glacier is a famous glacier national park on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. There are hundreds of kilometers of snow-capped mountains here, and the snow does not melt all the year round, for tens of thousands of years. The ecological environment of the entire glacier is very good. The stream flowing down from the melting glacier is clear and sweet. The scenery along the way is very beautiful. It is definitely a good place for hiking.

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Fox Glacier
The Fox Glacier is one of the two most famous glaciers on the West Coast. It is about a half-hour drive from Franz Josef Glacier. You must not miss the classic helicopter glacier hiking. Lake Matheson near the glacier is also one of the highlights.
Ascend Into The Sky and Back Down to The Ground. Climb Along Ice and Explore A Cave. Hike on Foot and Enjoy The Charm of The Fox Glacier
avtarTripBlog   Dec 27, 2019
Ascend Into The Sky and Back Down to The Ground. Climb Along Ice and Explore A Cave. Hike on Foot and Enjoy The Charm of The Fox Glacier
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Top 10 beaches in New Zealand The sceneries are reflected not only in the sea but also on the shores. The beaches in New Zealand are both lively and remote. They reflect completely different and unique sceneries due to their different geographical locations. Let's look at these popular beaches together.
Top 10 Beaches in New Zealand
avtarTripBlog   Dec 26, 2019
Top 10 Beaches in New Zealand
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All kinds of blue, such as milky blue, azure blue, lazuli blue, etc., they interpret the lakes of New Zealand incisively and vividly.
All Kinds of Blue, Such as Milky Blue, Azure Blue, Lazuli Blue, Etc., They Interpret the Lakes of New Zealand Incisively and Vividly.
avtarTripBlog   Nov 20, 2019
All Kinds of Blue, Such as Milky Blue, Azure Blue, Lazuli Blue, Etc., They Interpret the Lakes of New Zealand Incisively and Vividly.

Fox Glacier Weather

May 12, 2021
Mostly Sunny
5 ~ 13
May 13, 2021
10 / 13
May 14, 2021
Partly Sunny
9 / 14
May 15, 2021
7 / 13
May 16, 2021
Mostly Cloudy to Showers
6 / 13
May 17, 2021
Intermittent Clouds
4 / 11
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Fox Glacier
May 12, 2021 Fox Glacier Weather:Mostly Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:64%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:44/17:28
Fox Glacier Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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