Fox Glacier

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  • Transport:
    • Fox Glacier is located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, in the heart of Glacier Country
    • From Christchurch, a car journey takes around 5hrs 45mins
    • From Dunedin it takes 7hrs
    • From Haast the drive takes 1hr 22mins
    • From Queenstown is takes 4hrs
    • InterCity Bus operates daily buses to Fox Glacier from Nelson, Queenstown and destinations along the West Coast. It takes 10hrs 25mins
    • Buses from Franz Josef and Fox Glacier connect with the TranzAlpine, which departs from Christchurch
  • Things to see:
    • Lake Matheson
    • Franz Josef Glacier (25min drive to Fox Glacier)
    • Victoria Falls
    • Fox Glacier Town
    • Minnehaha Walk
    • Gillespies Beach
  • Tips:
    • An Adult heli hike ticket is NZD$469.00
    • As of May 2019, there is a long term closure in place for both the Fox Glacier Valley access road and walking track. Check the Department of Conservation website for updates
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