Things to do
Guided Glacier Hikes
Walking on a glacier is a once in a lifetime experience and Glacier Country is world-famous for its glacier hikes. Guided tours take visitors by helicopter onto Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers and provide all the equipment and expertise to help you safely explore spectacular ice caves, arches and other glacier formations.
There are also guided eco hikes available up both glacier valleys to safely explore the stunning environment while getting close to the glacier without walking on the ice.
The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers. Franz Josef Glacier Guides offers a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
Enjoy a breathtaking guided glacier walk onto the world famous Fox Glacier with New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company. Fox Glacier Guiding offer walks and ice adventures to suit all fitness levels.
The Helicopter Line has been offering scenic helicopter flights from Fox Glacier village for over 30 years. Their spectacular flights allow people with limited time to ‘get away from it all’ and experience an area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.