Things to do
Galleries, Shops and Services
Find what you need in the friendly towns of Fox and Franz Josef Glacier villages, Whataroa and Okarito.
See below for details of visitor services and shops – local supermarket, postal outlet, petrol stations, gift and souvenir stores, visitor information centres, photo galleries, churches and more.
Find St James nestled in the bush overlooking the Wahio River, at the top end of the village.
Fuel up and stock up at Fox Glacier Motors before heading on to the next destination. Fox Glacier Motors has an On the Spot convenience store, which is jam packed with food and drinks, ideal for the journey onwards.
Welcome to Fox Glacier!
Fox Glacier Guiding Gift Shop in the Fox Glacier Guiding building has a lot more than a selection of gifts and Fox Glacier merchandise. Travellers often comment that this is one of the most charming shops they have visited.
Look for the iconic 4 Square Supermarket sign, in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village, to find the only West Coast supermarket between Hokitika and Haast.
Glacier Motors is the local petrol/diesel station in Franz Josef Glacier Village and they also provide a broad range of services and products including fishing, camping and car supplies, postal services and more.
The Visitor Centre provides high quality visitor information and is your gateway to exploring Westland Tai Poutini National Park and beyond.
Showcasing carefully selected, contemporary NZ made products in a modern and relaxing shopping environment adjacent to the Lake Matheson Walkway.
The Glacier Shop in Franz Josef is the perfect place to purchase gifts and mementos to delight visitors and their friends back home.
Money exchange and postal options in Glacier Country.
Found at the top end of town next the Fire Station. Regular Mass Services are held, usually at 5 pm.
Fox Glacier Store - Your Local and Friendly On The Spot Shop.
Fern Grove Gifts & Souvenirs is a locally owned and operated business. Located in the heart of the Franz Josef Glacier, it's a great place to find that special gift.
Petr Hlavacek Gallery is a purpose built destination gallery on a 5.5 acre property. It is nestled in a secluded setting at mountain foothills, outside of the small village of Whataroa, on the West Coast of the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
Okarito is home to one of New Zealand's top photographers - Andris Apse, and his books and prints can be viewed at his home gallery in Okarito.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is a government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. DOC visitor centres have the latest information and tips for visitors in New Zealand’s conservation areas.
Rev Chris Orr, Whataroa.