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We can give you information and/or help book your activities in Fox Glacier and beyond (at no extra cost).
Activities Around Fox Glacier

The Fox Glacier
There are ways to explore the Glacier that will meet everybody’s abilities and budgets. You can walk up the glacier valley to the terminal of the glacier. You can take a guided half day or full day walk on the glacier and explore the ice formations. The heli hike flies part way up the glacier and you are then guided to explore higher levels of ice and often even ice caves.

Scenic Flights
To really appreciate the size and grandeur of the glacier a scenic flight is the ultimate experience! Either by fixed wing or helicopter the views are spectacular and not to be missed. Put this on your must do list!

Lake Matheson
The beautiful Lake Matheson is another attraction of Fox Glacier. About 3 km from Ropatinis, it is an easy 1 and 1/2 hour walk around the lake. The famous reflections of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps are best photographed at sunrise or sunset, but it is a beautiful walk at any time.

Minihaha Walk
Experience a rainforest with a very easy walk through the Minihaha. This 20min walk is so peaceful yet it is just off the main road in the village.

Gillespies Beach
Gillespies beach is a wild west coast beach and the site of early gold mining. It is an interesting beach with natures art in abundance. The views back to the mountains are breathtaking.

Skydiving Fox Glacier
For those seeking a thrill a skydive in Fox Glacier will reward you with views like no others! Take a scenic flight over the Fox Glacier, glimpse the Franz Josef Glacier, get up close to Mount Cook and view rainforest, lakes and the Tasman Sea, then skydive from 12,000ft or 16,000ft!

Your Hosts:  Collin and Trish

Address:  81 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
GPS:  S 43.46265°, E 170.00688°


Freephone:  0800 009 644 (NZ only)
Phone:  +64 3 751 0779
Fax:  +64 3 751 0789

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