Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk...

Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk

Fox Glacier Terminal Face

Reviews

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

20Oct18. Weather dry and reasonably warm. A well made path to the viewpoint but very steep in places. Also a bit of rock hopping over water but not too bad.
There are 2 400m sections saying “no stopping” as rockfalls are likely.
The view is good but the glacier is a long way off.

It might be a good idea to go sooner rather than later. We were here in 2006 and the glacier has receded a lot since then. Back then we were down at water level and not far from the glacier end. We were able to touch lumps of ice. No longer possible although there is a sign at one point saying about guided tours. Didn’t find out more and how close you can get.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Katrina

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous walk with awesome views in every direction. The steep hill at the end is not worth the slog for grandma! Let her sit in the shade somewhere while you ascend for the not-as-exciting-as-most-hope-for finale. A short detour to the river allowed us to dip our tired feet in cold glacial melt water - no swimming and obviously do not explore these areas unless you are guided. As with other popular walk carparks, do not rely on the toilets being clean as they tend to get bombarded by hordes of road-trippers.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Romy de Boer

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

This walk is a must do. Stop for views of waterfalls, blue pools - nature in the greatest form.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Jozef Pinkerton

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Great walk through huge canyon. Views not as great as Franz Josef. Big uphill near the viewing point and clearly some recent slips...stick to the well marked track.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Jasmin Thuess

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk and stunning view of the glacier.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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John Farley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

The final viewpoint of the terminal face is somewhat disappointing due to the distance, but the journey there is worth it. Sheer cliffs line each side of the valley with sparse vegetation the place has a slightly barren, extraterrestrial feel!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Simon

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice walk to the glacier with steep nature formed rocks. Got some ice out of the river. Nice view of the glacier at the end. But too many other people.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Filipe Santos

Portugal

Ranking: 10/10

The place is very nice and quite good for the tourists... the walking is well marked and the toilets are very clean.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sharron

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Stunning scenery and interesting information about the glacier but there was not much to see of the glacier.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Andy Howard

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Awesome scenery but not much left of the glacier.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Niall Regan

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

100% free and absolutely amazing. Very easy to get to Fox Glacier and the DOC provides some interesting information. Very sad to see where the glacier was in previous years though.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sophia Satter

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

DOC walk was good with nice views of the glaciers. Nice to be able to get so close to the glacier.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Louise Nicholls

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk to get close up views of the Fox Glacier. Only downside - views during the walk are not as impressive as Franz Josef.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sebastian Braun

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk on rainforest like trail. Surprising bridge at the beginning. Unfortunately too short.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Svenja

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Short but beautiful, nice walk over the bridge.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Michael L

France

Ranking: 8/10

We saw the quick decrease size of the glacier. It is a great lesson for our way of living.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Olde Vogel

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice view from the helicopter but had bad weather. When nice weather it was better money for the trip.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jasmine Rogers

England

Ranking: 9/10

Smaller, but in my opinion, more interesting. The rock formation on the walk to the Glacier is stunning. You see rivers and walk alongside ice water running from the mountains - the walk at the end is challenging, but well worth the steep climb.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Mads Nielsen

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Good walk. Not as good as Franz Josef. Not so close to the Glacier. Very expensive trips to the Glacier.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sigrid Duus

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Nice view, but maybe not the most beautiful surroundings and the patch was not too safe. Still a cool experience!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Jaime Alarma Olmos

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk, many tourists, I would recommend going early to get a solitude feeling.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Melanie Laffay

France

Ranking: 9/10

Clean, nice view, good walk.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Laura Munguira Vadillo

Spain

Ranking: 6/10

An hour track to see the glacier but it is not very spectacular.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Maehe

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Brochure was easy to understand, cheap and very helpful. Peaceful walks and nature.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jana B

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A great walk to the glacier and a nice landscape too.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Katharina Miehling

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It was a beautiful way through the rainforest.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Leopold Kern

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

We visited the glacier in March and the ice had melted this much that it was far away from the viewpoint and looked small......

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Molly Bogeberg

United States

Ranking: 9/10

It is sad to see how fast Fox Glacier is melting, however, the walk to the glacier is beautiful. The glacier has carved out a magnificent valley!! It was interesting to learn about the history of the glacier and to see first hand how fragile our environment really is.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jari Kahelin

Finland

Ranking: 7/10

Really nice walk and nice small waterfalls.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Gavin Moffatt

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

An enjoyable walk. Needs a couple of seats along the way.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Leisha Saxena

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Unbelievable work to the face of the Glacier. The views were stunning and we saw huge ice blocks crash their way down the river. Obviously not as pretty as seeing from on the glacier itself but definitely worth the hike.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Navina

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We preferred Fox over Franz Josef as the glacier itself and the view was much better.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marie

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good condition of the path. The track ends at an impressive lookout in front of the Glacier.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Wayne Brew

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Only six out of ten for the glacier. Set up for tour buses and had to wait 20 minutes to be able to take a photo at the top.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ian Hortop

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Only a 45 minute walk from the carpark. A must see while on the West Coast.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Audrey and Max

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Pretty easy pathway to walk on and it gets you to within 200m of the glacier!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Paul and Astrid

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Viewed 10 years earlier, it seemed a lot closer. Also, it has lost some of its beauty (quite black, not vibrant blue).

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ross Clark

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

The view of the glacier was magnificent once we got there. A steady and geographically interesting walk followed a steeeeep ascent (no stopping) to.....the view.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Nick Lancy

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Hiked up the glacial field up through the forest. Worth a go at least once. Must see the massive glacier.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lucy Murray

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

An awesome DOC walk, however, once you arrived at the end mark you could (sadly) hardly see the glacier. There are bigger glaciers at Mt Cook.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Diane Toupaine

France

Ranking: 6/10

Very short and steep track to see the Glacier. Lots of tourists, so the track is very busy. Glacier is really nice but sad to see how short it is today!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alexandre Roche

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very busy and short walk. The Glacier is very small.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Clotilde Graziani

France

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Pierre Mathis

France

Ranking: 6/10

A little bit disappointed. We expected a more impressive and bigger glacier.....global warming......

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Katerina Vobecka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful scenery. Just great. I would like to see it again.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ivan Dupont

France

Ranking: 6/10

Beautiful but we saw the glacier from a very long distance.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Alyssa Wyer

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Fairly nice walk, steep and rough terrain near the end. I enjoyed Franz Joseph more because of the flatter more scenic route.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anna Stoehr

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk, but sometimes a little bit steep. Good view, you can get pretty close to the Glacier.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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magdalena gomez haedo

Uruguay

Ranking: 5/10

It was really disappointing to see how the glacier is disappearing. The walk is very short but what you get to see is sad. It left me thinking of what we should do to help prevent the melting.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Wil Goes

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

It is beautiful and sad at the same time! Beautiful to see the glacier and his/her surroundings. Sad to see him go. Nice walk with lots of photo opportunities! Would be nice if you could get closer, but apparently it is too dangerous.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Karina Therkildsen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Very good walk and an amazing view.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Pernilla Therkildsen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk, never seen something like that. A must do!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Alina Hummel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The walk up the hill is definitely worth it. A stunning view of the glacier and imagine how it has been like hundreds of years ago.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jaime Suarez

Spain

Ranking: 6/10

Probably must be better to go in winter. It was not as interesting as I expected, because of a lack of ice.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Nadav Knoll

Israel

Ranking: 5/10

A cool phenomonen but the view today is a bit disappointing compared to past years.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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David Tholander

Sweden

Ranking: 5/10

I think it is a shame that the glaciers are melting so rapidly. In a few years, they are gone. I didn't know the glaciers were melting so quickly. People should go there while it is still possible without a helicopter.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Oliver Schatz

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

By far not as impressive as Franz Josef. Nice.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Felicity Fay

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Easy access, stunning views, reasonable climb to the observation point but well worth it, toilet facilities are very clean.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sylvain Blanchet

France

Ranking: 7/10

Track is easy. Has to be done on a sunny day otherwise the glacier is covered by fog.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Stephan

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Pretty quick, we only went because the Franz Josef was closed. Weather was wet.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Beau Corazon

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

The Glacier has diminished quite a lot in size and is not very impressive anymore. You cannot go very close to it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Tom Grigg

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Spectacular!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Shorter walk than at Franz Josef. The track gets pretty steep the last half kilometre. The Glacier was nicer than Josef.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Dianne van der Wal

Ranking: 8/10

The glacier was nowhere to be seen, but very beautiful surroundings with falls and forest.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Petra Albrchtoval

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Big and nice glacier. My first glacier I have ever seen in my life.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Pauline Gibson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really great! Definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Matt Weston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good walks but quite busy and unable to get close unless paid.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Niamh Duane

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely walk even though it was a bit rainy - but to be expected at Fox.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Andrea Sole

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk through the bush. We could not make it closer to the glacier but that was fine.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Becky Davis

England

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing view of the glacier - safety well marked out. Informative signs. Might be good to indicate at the bottom of the walk that moderate fitness level needed to complete walk - as very steep to the top!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Marion Busch

Estonia

Ranking: 10/10

Even with rainy weather, was easy to pass through. There was so much to see and was sure more than expected (especially for a free walk).

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Tiit Pullerits

Estonia

Ranking: 10/10

The walk from the carpark to the terminal face is short and helpful warning signs about safety were posted everywhere. Needless to say the glacier is stunning.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Glyn and Karen Farlow

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Main problem was direction of use. People to keep left going up and coming back - road rules apply, most had no idea and made zig zagging unnecessary.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jeroen Suijlang

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very good to do on any day, the glaciers are incredible.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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David Krasner

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Great walks and beautiful views. Just amazing! And nice to see the nature without raining.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Markus Spitzmueller

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Was good, lots of tourists.....

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Frank Jensen

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Very scenic.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lena Wacker

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

After 20 minutes, one can see the glacier (guided tours are possible to the glacier), in some parts really steep!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Aude Moulin

France

Ranking: 5/10

Not too bad but not very amazing and a lot of tourists.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Bjorn Van Mulders

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk to a magnificent glacier.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Steve Warren

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome, you can see the history, Did two Glaciers in one day.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Sven Woelk

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Better than Franz Josef Glacier.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Lorna and Seb

England

Ranking: 9/10

An interesting trek up to the glacier, well worth it.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Billy Koichopolos

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Walked up close to glacier for an awesome view.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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shaynne thompson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

awesome and humbling. the kea in the carpark was so small compared to everything around him!!
go there if you havent been before.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Fernando Martin

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

A must. Quite impressive although is probably too touristic and some people might find it too easy.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Janine Kohlgrueler

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Just an hour trip, but you get close to the glacier and get a good view.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Joey Mertzig

United States

Ranking: 7/10

I was hoping to get a little closer to the actual glacier, but there are many signs telling you of the dangers. Hot and dry. Beautiful sheer cliff faces carved by the glacier.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Hanneke P

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

beautiful. A pity that you can't get closer

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Dio

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice track and a nice view.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Jan

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Walking from carpark to Glacier.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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M Booty

England

Ranking: 9/10

Nice to find this easy walk to the glacier which was free!!! And uncommercial.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Annie

England

Ranking: 9/10

We have seen other glaciers that offer more spectacularness. Would have liked to stay longer to do a proper tour. Interesting nevertheless - and great views!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Michel Vourbraak

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Sweet.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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roos wubben

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good trails to walk, beautiful waterfalls. At the start there are toilets, that is nice. Too bad we could not walk on the glacier (without a guide).

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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ORfam

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Fairly easy walk up the valley to the glacier face. Can only go onto the glacier as part of a paid tour, but this free walk was still worth it. Better than Franz Josef, IMHO.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ryan J

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

One hour easy walk, great for the kids. Really nice place to go and take photos both in the forest and at the Glacier itself. It wasnt on our list of things to do but really glad we took the time and went and saw this.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Robin Sable

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Enjoyable walks and get you to a reasonable distance to both glaciers.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Oliver Hardt

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Fox Glacier - West Coast.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Harry Ruys

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Impressive in spite of the rain.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Matthias Angela

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Easy to walk, great view.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Jill Boruff

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Not an essential hike, but a nice one hour stretch during a long day of driving. Super interesting to see the path of the glacier and the ever changing landscape it creates. Could get really hot on a sunny day.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Wil de Kubber

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice through the rainforest.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lucy Duffy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well worth the effort.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Robert

England

Ranking: 9/10

A pleasant walk and well worth it - but see Franz Josef Glacier first as Fox is better.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Wright

England

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Kolen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Little bit disappointing that we could not get on the glacier without a paid tour.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Sabine & Stefan

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely go there.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Melanie Mathiak

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent guide, very interesting tour, nice opposite to the rainforest to ice world! Beautiful if the sun shines.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Helen Chilton

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk and view, shame about the constant rain.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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John Hughes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Peter Putz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Walk from parking area to the end of the glacier. Further walks up the glacier only guided.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Gillian Rowe

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Again, well laid out, safe and informative.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Jeltje

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Got up really close to the glacier!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mike1952

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk with good views. Not too long and not at all difficult apart from a couple of sets of stepping stones.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Hugo ten Brink

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing walk, weird to imagine all that ice. Nice guide, equipment was great and lots of info.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Herbert

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Nice view.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Gerard Crothers

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Fairouz

Malaysia

Ranking: 10/10

Long walk but really enjoy the view and weather. Superb scenery. Don't miss this if you travel to South Island. Me & my pregnant wife went to both Fox & Franz Glacier in one day.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Stephane Lebel

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Walk was not long enough. Should have been longer walk and preparation.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Jon_and_Family

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

An excellent walk with amazing views.......and it's free!!!

Disappointed that you can only walk on ice with a guided tour (unlike in 1995 during last visit) but essential nonetheless.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Diane Johnston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good walk, well signed, fascinating.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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alcatrazz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice view, worth visiting, must see.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Julie and Russ Charles

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Comfortable walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ian & Phyllis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

We have only done short walks such as Fox Glacier and the Blue Pools but have found all walkways clear, well signposted and well maintained.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Raith

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Well prepared walking track, easy to walk, great views to the glacier, if the weather is fine.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Pein van Nosrt

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and easy with great views and fun stream.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Derek McLoughlin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Good well marked path through forest and a good viewing area looking right down on to the glacier.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ini & Cees

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Special by the wideness of the ex-glacierbeds, the steep rocks at the sides and of course the glaciers themselves.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lenny Appel

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

All these tracks are for free! So great!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Wijnhoven

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Real worth visiting with young kids.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Matthias

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

45 miinute walk to a viewpoint. A great view of the Fox Glacier.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Dan Aldridge

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Did alot of hiking around glaciers, spectacular place well worth visiting.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Roy Seymour

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Access is monitored by the DOC to ensure you can get the closest, safe view of the Glacier. Quite awe inspiring.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Gillian de Vries

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Impressive. Good to be able to walk so close independently.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Keita-Karen Buchanan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Incredible to be able to walk from Rainforest to Glacier in such a short time - if this was Australia it would be so hyped an industry would grow up around it.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Versteeg

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very well marked tracks to and in the vicinity of the glaciers. Ample parking facilities and above all beautiful views.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Pete & Chris

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

These experiences are amazing, being able to see such a unique thing and no one with their hand out.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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steveE

England

Ranking: 9/10

Easy walk to the face of the glacier. Very impressive.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Kane Chain

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing, surreal experience

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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E.M. Prideaux

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Good to sense the ever changing nature of this site, seeing where the glacier used to come was a shock. Due to the recent rock falls, the path had been moved for safety. Rough under foot.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Trish Brunt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Just to the bottom of the glacier, it was well sign posted and interesting information.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Kim Holtz

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

Long walk after already down one above.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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P.C Kool

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

good sign posted and near to the glacier, good view.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Tony Geens

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Short walk from the carpark + you see the Glacier in front of you. Easy walk to get closer.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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OliverG1

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Only a short drive, free walking possible, directly to glacier and the valley.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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EricS

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely and unforgettable

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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SteveW

United States

Ranking: 8/10

I found this more accessible than the Franz Joseph - Although not advised we can walk up close enough to scare anyone with a brain.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Bert Tonwen

South Africa

Ranking: 8/10

Easy to follow, interesting, magnificent view sites

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Anne Fri

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Well marked route. Nice public toilets - thank you.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Dan Mair

England

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome only pay for a tour if you want to climb the glacier

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ann Grandchamp

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Super clean toilets. Interesting, great views. Not a lot of information. Very interesting signs: where the glacier was at different times.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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John Helle

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Difficult to find maps on internet. But you can get a free map at the Information Site in Fox, 5 minutes away. The walks E and D were great.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Chris Bulman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Walk up to face of glacier. Getting there! - work still in progress.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Mike

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Very spectacular, but too many tourists.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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johnma

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The walk to the glacier is amazing, personal and natural. Unlike the Franz Josef walk, you can feel the power of it and you see the glacier the entire time.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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niekv

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Impressive!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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middendorp

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good walk. It's a shame you aren't allowed to go near the glacier.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Loethke

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Only a short walk, but with really nice views to the glacier and the mountain.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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ginekek

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful and stunning nature. A must see.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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tessac

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Lots of the track was washed out, but we managed to get to the foot of the glacier. It is now recommended only to do guided tours top here which makes it expensive. We did it on our own and enjoyed it.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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richards1

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Interesting short walks, even in the pouring rain!

Reviewed about 10 years ago