There’s more to the West Coast than rain and coalmines…
- Franz Josef and Fox Glacier are the lowest lying glaciers in New Zealand making them perfect for you to explore.
- Want to know more? Join a guided tour, walk on a river of ice, heli-hike, ice climb or even sky dive for the perfect view. Scenic flights are popular too.
- It’s not just about the glaciers though, you can go fishing and hunting, quad bike riding and kayaking too.
- Make sure you leave time to walk out to the seal colony at Gillespies Point; as well as doing the one hour trek around Lake Matheson. It’s absolutely beautiful there.
Accommodation in Fox Glacier and Franz Josef ranges from backpackers and hostels to retreats, resort and hotel accommodation along with motels, camping grounds, bed and breakfasts (B&B’s), self-serviced apartments and cottages plus business accommodation. Many can accommodate requests – it really is just a matter of asking.