Activities

Fox Glacier is truly a special place to visit. Home to the largest glacier on the West Coast, visitors flock here from all over the world to walk on the ice or enjoy a scenic flight over the spectacular Southern Alps.

The Glacier
The largest and longest of the West Coast glaciers, Fox Glacier ends in rainforest just 250 meters above sea level and 12km from the sea. The glacier is very accessible and a 1.5-hour moderate return walk leads to a wonderful viewpoint of the glacier. You can take a guided walk on the glacier with Fox Glacier Guiding (who will supply suitable footwear) and we are happy to arrange this highly recommended experience for you.

Fox Glacier Guiding (www.foxguides.co.nz)

Scenic Flights
Only from the air can you truly appreciate the grandeur of Fox Glacier and the Southern Alps. You can view this area by plane or helicopter; options can incorporate snow landings, circuits of Mounts Cook and Tasman or explorations of both Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. We can advise you on the best options so don’t hesitate to ask us.

Glacier Helicopters (www.glacierhelicopters.co.nz)
Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices (www.scenic-flights.co.nz)
The Helicopter Line (www.helicopter.co.nz)
Mountain Helicopters (www.mountainhelicopters.co.nz)
Mount Cook Ski Planes (www.mtcookskiplanes.com)

Lake Matheson
One of New Zealand’s scenic icons, evening sunsets over Mounts Cook and Tasman provide unforgettable reflections in this tranquil lake. The banner photo at the top of our photo gallery page is of those beautiful reflections in Lake Matheson. The 90-minute easy circuit walk around the lake takes you through pristine rainforest and is truly rewarding at any time of day.

Gillespie Beach
Explore the wild west coast! See the sights of the remote Gillespie Beach with its endless mountain vistas and beautiful lagoon. You may even spot seals or dolphins. A 40-minute walk takes you to the lagoon and a 3.5-hour rainforest walk leads to the Galway beach seal colony.

Local Walks
A range of walks suitable for all abilities take you to viewpoints of the glacier and the Southern Alps, through rainforest or farmland, along rivers and streams or strolling on beaches. Ask us about the many options on offer.

Other Options
Historic explorations of gold mining history, trout and salmon fishing, kayaking, mountaineering, hunting, sky diving, mountain biking and more… we’re happy to assist with any of these.


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