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After leaving Hokitica our next stop would be Fox Glacier,a distance of 156 km..A place that turned out being one of the highlights of our travels.

No holiday to South Island would be complete without a visit to the town of Fox Glacier.It is set amongst some of the worlds most stunning scenery and situated on the west coast of south island in Westland National Park,with views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.From here i suggest that you visit Lake Matheson,the historic gold mining settlement of Gillespies Beach and the walk to Fox Glacier itself.
Surrounding farms and rain forest clad hills also surround the town.A very relaxed town with several hotels,motels,backpackers,holiday parks,farm stays , B&B and restaurants.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely scenery, friendly people,quaint town.
  • Cons:How can you find anything bad about a place like this
  • In a nutshell:Like going back in time.
  • Last visit to Fox Glacier: Feb 2013
  • Intro Updated Nov 12, 2014
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  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    How gorgeous the sky!

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Jan 19, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      We were very lucky as we had some beautiful sunsets while in NZ!

  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2014 at 4:07 AM

    Great page.. Photos on this lovely area . I don't recall there being the helicopter option many years ago when i visited. Good option.

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Jan 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      Albert,thank you for your kind comments and ratings.The helicopter trip is something I would recommend to everyone.

  • al2401's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    Love your sunset pic!

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Nov 22, 2013 at 7:02 AM

      Thanks,being in the right place at the right time I guess!

  • roycmerano's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    clive i have been dreaming of going to FRANZ JOSEF but do not know how to start my travel plan. i can not find any travel agency that provide package tour in new zealand that will include tour of FRANZ JOSEF. i believe it will cost me cheaper rather than going to patagonia, argentina.
    best regards..cheers!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    Wow Clive!! Stunning photos!! Love the lake reflection and the sunset!! OMG!! Hugs, Ann.

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Jul 20, 2013 at 2:28 AM

      Ann, thanks for the visit and the ratings! Would highly recommend NZ if you have never been.Not too far for you!

  • CDM7's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Thanks, two very special places.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Beautiful photos of the glacier and Lake Matheson.


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