Local Activities and Attractions on the South Island West Coast
We are happy to do any bookings for activities to make your holiday as easy as we can while you stay in our Fox Glacier accommodation. We can get discounts on Scenic helicopter flights to save you money so you can spend it on something else.
Flight 1. 20 Minutes $280 pp -
Fly over the bigger of the two glaciers, the Fox Glacier has the amazing Victoria waterfall that flows in through a big ice cave. You then make your way up to the neve where you get a snow landing and can get out to take photos.
Flight 2. 30 Minutes $365 pp -Our price $360 pp
Make your way up the amazing Fox Glacier and around the side of the Tallest Mountain in NZ (Mt Cook). See the size of the southern alps for your self, after a snow landing you come over Victoria waterfall back down the Fox Glacier.
Flight 3. 30 Minutes $365 pp -Our price $360 pp
The Twin glacier flight take you across to Franz Josef Glacier where you climb up to the southern alps and get a snow landing under the great Mt Tasman, then make your way over Victoria waterfall back down the Fox Glacier.
Flight 4. 40 Minutes $495 pp -Our Price $490 pp
This flight lets you see all the above and more... Fly up Franz Josef Glacier over the top of the Southern Alps and see the biggest of the Glaciers (The Tasman Glacier), Make your way around Mt Cook with a snow landing on the neve of Fox Glacier. Then make your way down over Victoria waterfall down the Fox Glacier.
There are Four helicopter companies in Fox Glacier and Franz Josef, We are happy to do any bookings for our guest so they can sit back and enjoy their holiday. Over in Franz Josef there are two options of small plane flights, Mount Cook Ski Planes (which can also do a snow landing) and Air Safaris.
Nestled among the lush native rainforest in Franz Josef Glacier (23km away from us). The Glacier Hot Pools provide a truly unique setting for absolute relaxation. We get good discounts on the Main Pools, Private pools and Pamper package during your stay with us at Sunset Motel Fox Glacier.
Fox Glacier Guiding
Enjoy a breathtaking guided glacier walk onto the world famous Fox Glacier with New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company, Fox Glacier Guiding. There's a full range of Fox Glacier tours and ice adventures to suit all fitness levels.
Half day walk Duration 4 hrs. CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
This is the most popular walk for all ages above 7 years as you only need a moderate fitness level and is a great way to see the ice flows of Fox Glacier. Guides lead you up a secret track through bush onto the frozen world of the glacier.
All day Glacier walk Duration 6-7 hrs.CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Spend the day on the ice of the glacier, your guide will cut steps in the ice for you to explore the ever changing glacier as it moves up to two meters a day and see the pinnacles of the longest west coast glacier.
The Heli Hike Duration 4 hrs.
Get the thrill of a helicopter ride up the glacier to a landing pad where you are guided through ice caves, arches and tunnels, see the bright blue colours of the ice that only the heli hikers see.
Terminal Face Walk Duration 2 hrs.
This is the easiest guided walk to the face of the Glacier through the river valley where the Glacier flowed years before
Ice Climbing Adventure Duration 8-9 hrs.
This is a fully day walk which involves climbing up walls of ice and is a challenging day for novices or experts. With a professional guide and the best technical gear available you will have a great day.
If you are a keen walker or climber, here in Fox Glacier we have Fox Glacier Guiding or you may want to do both Glaciers and head to Franz Josef Glacier Guides.