Photo of Fox Glacier in New Zealand

Fox Glacier in New Zealand, as seen from one of the lookouts

Fox Glacier is located on the west coast of the South Island in New Zealand. The place is beautiful. The glacier is so crystal blue and waiting for tourists visit. From a distance, you can see Mount Cook standing behind the glacier.

Parts of the glacier are constantly breaking off and floating down the the Fox River. When we visited, steam was rising from the river, forming a constant haze about 2 or 3 feet above the river. This was probably demonstrates how cold the water was. The river had huge chunks of ice floating down it (these had fallen off the glacier into the river).

Many tour companies stop over at Fox Glacier. Everybody was walking to the Fox Glacier. Some went on guided tours that actually climb on top of the glacier. At least it keeps the body temperature warm.

Photo of Fox Glacier walking track

Walking to Fox Glacier

Not far from the Fox Glacier is the caravan park that we stayed at. The rain was still falling, and the temperature was very cold. Maybe that’s the reason this area has such beautiful glaciers around.