Set at the heart of glacier country, Fox Glacier is a charming town that nestles within the rainforests at the foothills of the spectacular Southern Alps. From its humble beginnings during the gold rush, the town has grown into a base for exploration expeditions to Fox Glacier. Just a five-minute drive from the town sits Lake Matheson known for its crystal clear waters that offer you mirror images of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, the country’s largest peaks. Visiting the well-preserved historic gold mining settlement of Gillespies Beach, glow worm caves, and guided ice-hiking along the glacier are just some of the pleasurable activities that await you here. Despite its small size, the town offers a range of restaurants and cuisines to choose from with fresh produce and seafood featuring prominently on the menu.
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Places: Christchurch (1 day) → Tekapo (2) → Oamaru (1) → Dunedin (2) → Te Anau (1) → Queenstown (2) → Franz Josef Glacier (2) → Punakaiki (1) → Nelson (2) → Kaikoura (1) → Akaroa (1) → Christchurch (1)
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Distinction Hotel Fox Glacier is an elegant accommodation located in the West Coast region of the very picturesque South Island. Set in Fox Glacier village, it serves as a fantastic base for you to explore the many lakes and glaciers in this part of the country.
Heartland Hotel is a charming guesthouse located in the scenic village of Fox Glacier, providing spectacular views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. It provides a convenient base to explore the many natural wonders of the region, including alpine ranges, lakes, and glaciers.