Fox Glacier Nature Tour
Approx 2 - 2.5 hour fully guided walking tour in the Fox Glacier Valley (inc breaks). Transport included from Franz Josef and Fox Glacier townships. Afternoon tea provided, as well as wet weather gear, umbrellas and walking poles.
The track runs through lush historic glaciated rainforest in Westland Tai Poutini National Park, with focal points of huge rata, rimu trees & moss & views of the top section Fox Glacier (not the terminal face), Fox neve & Mt Tasman (one of NZ's highest mountains)
Information from your experienced guide on glaciation, geothermology (inc geothermal spring to dip your hand in) geology, flora & fauna
Suitable level for beginners and all ages and abilities
Please note this tour does not get close or to view the terminal face of the glacier due to safety reasons. This is nature tour - if you want to get close to the glacier terminal face, check out our Franz Josef Eco TourItinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Fox Glacier South Side Walk, State Highway 6 Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
View the Fox Neve and surrounding mountains while walking through lush historic rainforest. Stop for a cup of tea break and a chat with your guide, with a view.
Please note we cannot get near or see the terminal face of the glacier due to safety reasons (NZ's largest active landslide is currently stopping us!). Learn about glaciology, geology, geothermology (inc a tiny hot pool/spring), native flora & fauna, native moss
Duration: 2 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund"
"Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 3 To 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
1: Glacier Valley Eco Tours, 22 Main Road SH6 Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef glacier, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
2: Department of Conservation - Fox Glacier Area Office, 6 Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from any accommodation in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier.
If you are staying in Fox Glacier, then the pick up time from your hotel is 30 AFTER the tour departure time (as we leave from our office in Franz Josef Glacier)
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.