Fox Parking Waterfall


Fox Parking Waterfall

Un-officially named, Fox Parking Waterfall is a typical multi-step waterfall which is found along the road leading to Fox Glacier. In a shiny day the waterfall is charmingly reflected in the nearby lake.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 43° 29' 27.546" E 170° 2' 22.9632"
Parking: Fox Glacier Rd, Fox Glacier
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:1km Gravel Road Return track duration: 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 40m Type of the waterfall: Multi-step



Walking and driving instructions


Fox Parking Waterfall is roughly a 10-minutes’ drive away from Fox Glacier Village, or 2.5-hours’ from Hokitika. The road surface is sealed, expect for the last kilometre which is a gravel road.

Make your own way to Fox Glacier Village. From here, head south on the SH-6 for 1.5km. Don’t cross the Fox River – just before the bridge turn left into Fox Glacier Rd (well signposted) and follow it for the next 4km. There is a huge car park at the end of Fox Glacier Rd with toilets and picnic tables.

The waterfall is seen on your right when you drive towards the glacier (roughly 500m to car park). You can a choice to park your car on a road-side (prior to yellow line), or which is more recommended drive to the official car park and leave your car there. Walk back along the road for roughly 5 minutes until you reach the best view of the waterfall.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


A trip to the glacier's land (Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers) is an unforgettable event, doesn't matter if you've been there before or not, you'll always find something new here.

There are plenty of tracks here. DOC tracks (free of charge tracks): Te Weheka Walkway (2hrs 20min), Moraine Walk (30min), River Walk (40min), River Walk Lookout Track (20min), Chalet Lookout Walk (1hr 30min) and Mount Fox Track (8hrs).

With Fox Glacier Guides you can chose any of the following options: Helihike, Terminal Face Walk, Heli Ice Climbing Adventure and Chancellor Dome Heli-trek.


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