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8 Fox Glacier
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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.
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.
South Island ▷ West Coast ▷ Fox Glacier
Fun walk over swinging bridge into rainforest. Interesting and diverse.
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 😍