Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier is located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, in the heart of Glacier Country. Named after Sir William Fox, New Zealand’s Prime Minister from 1869 to 1872, the cosy township of Fox Glacier is geared up for glacier hikes, flights and scenic walks in the area. Fox Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world.

Accommodation Fox Glacier

Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel offers luxury hotel accommodation nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps of New Zealand, a short stroll from the Fox Glacier village centre. The hotel is also the ideal Franz Josef accommodation - only 20 minutes drive from the ancient and beautiful Franz Josef Glacier.


Within the Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier regions of New Zealand there are an abundance of great attractions and activities. One of the best ways to experience the amazing Fox Glacier is on a guided heli-hiking or climbing glacier trip.Another gem is Lake Matheson, a favourite photo spot and great walk. The 90 minute walk around the lakeside is beautiful and only 6km’s from Distinction Hotel. The Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools are another popular activity. Nestled in lush rainforests, the pools are the perfect way to relax and unwind and rejuvenate in nature. For those daring, the Fox Glacier offers some of the most spectacular sky diving experiences in New Zealand! Your flight will take in views of the West Coast rainforests, Lake Matheson, and the Tasman Sea, along with panoramic views of the renowned Southern Alps range, including NZ's highest mountains Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

Eat & Drink

You will be pleasantly surprised to find the Glacier Country has plenty of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars, more than you would expect for a small town.

Getting There & Around

Fox Glacier is easily accessible by car from Queenstown (4hrs), Wanaka (3.5hrs) or Christchurch (5.45hrs).

How Far

Queenstown Airport to Fox Glacier 322km

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