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Fox Glacier Terminal Face Walk

This relaxing and enjoyable 2 hour walking tour takes you to the terminal face of the glacier. Your informative guide will provide you with some fascinating information during your walk.

Fox Glacier Terminal Face Walk

A great tour for those short on time or with limited agility.

Join us on an informative and leisurely trip to the dynamic face of the glacier. It is here that the Fox River emerges from the ice and where ice collapses are often heard and seen. This trip is for people with limited time or for those who would find the walks onto the glacier too strenuous.

Although you will not walk on the glacier your guide will take you to the final resting place of the ice that has travelled 12 kilometres from the base of the Southern Alps, all the way to the river valley floor. Your guide may take you closer to the ice than the unguided public (if it is safe to do so at the time) and you will have the opportunity to learn the role of the Fox Glacier in shaping its environment.

This two hour trip is reasonably easy going. About one and a half hours is spent walking over gentle terrain, up the left hand side of a river valley floor, at a speed that almost anyone can manage. There is a strong focus on providing you with quality interpretation so you can learn about the glacier and the surrounding environment. 

It is usually possible to view the cave at the terminal face of the ice from which the Fox River emerges.

The Fox Trail requires moderate fitness. You’ll spend up to two hours walking over valley terrain that can be challenging in some places.

Tour Type: Activity
From: Fox Glacier to Fox Glacier
Departs: Daily
Duration: Allow 2.5 hours
Tour Code: DFOX03

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Fox Glacier

Tour Inclusions

  • Experienced guide
  • Ground transport
  • Boots & socks
  • A raincoat if required


Season Adult Child  
1 October 2018 - 30 September 2020 $69 NZD $55 NZD Enquire / Book
Departure: Tour departs at: 9.10am year round. Additional departures at 2.20pm during winter months & 3.30pm during summer months (daylight saving dates).

Children: Child (5 - 16 years).

What to bring:
  • Gear for your own personal warmth
  • Sunglasses and sun protection
  • A Camera
  • PLEASE NOTE - Drones are illegal to use, please leave it in your car if you have one
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