9.10 am All Year
2.20pm Winter Only
4:50pm Summer Only
Note: Summer and Winter trips change with the annual NZ Daylight Savings dates.
This is an informative and leisurely walk up the Fox Valley to a viewpoint where you can see the dynamic face of the Te Moeka o Tuawe/Fox Glacier.
Listen as your guide provides a fascinating commentary, interpreting what you can see and hear. On this trip you’ll learn about the glacier and its dramatically changeable surrounding environment. Here the Fox River emerges from the ice, and it’s possible you might witness an ice collapse.
Your guide will point out ice that has travelled 12 kilometres from the base of the Southern Alps all the way to the river valley floor. It’s a fascinating area, as the glacier ice you can see is covered in moraine at present. This is because the glacier is retreating, and the valley walls that have been held up by the ice for thousands of years, are now exposed and are collapsing onto the glacier.
While your guide may take you closer to the ice than any unguided walkers, the trip may also take you onto the public access track. This is dependent on the dynamic environmental conditions in the valley on any given day.
If your time is limited or you prefer not to walk on the glacier, this trip is for you. It requires low to moderate fitness. You’ll spend one and a half hours walking over terrain that varies in gradient.
Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:12.
WHAT TO BRING
Gear for your own personal warmth
What We Supply
Boots and socks
A raincoat if required
We accept payments from Visa & Mastercard. We DO NOT accept American Express or Diners Club.
Adult NZ$ 65.00 (GST incl.)
Children NZ$ 50.00 (GST incl.)
Family Rate NZ$ 185.00 (GST incl.) For 2 Adults and 2 Children (5-16 YEARS Inclusive) **DIRECT BOOKINGS ONLY**
Cost includes Professional guide, ground transport, boots and socks, waterproof raincoat