River Walk

River Walk

Fox Glacier



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347 Walking

8 Fox Glacier



1.8 km return | 40 minutes return

A crossing of the historic Fox River Swing bridge.


From Fox township, cross the Fox River and immediately turn left into Glacier View Road.

Continue 3 km to the parking area, toilet and road end. This road is unsuitable for campers (3.2m headroom barrier at road entrance).


Branch left after the zig-zags. The descent to river level is via steps and an ecclesiastical arched corridor of moss festooned kamahi.

European History

The original swing bridge was used on the route to Fox Glacier for early tourists. It was built in 1929 and cost £1,200. The road up the south side was only built in the 1930s and Glacier View Road in the 1940s.


Feature Value Info


South IslandWest CoastFox Glacier


  • Walking
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James Betz

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Fun walk over swinging bridge into rainforest. Interesting and diverse.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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