Fox Glacier Waterfalls


Fox Glacier Waterfalls

Un-officially named, Fox Glacier Waterfalls are seen along the popular Fox Glacier Walk. Neither payments, nor difficult climbing required. More spectacular after a rain.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 43° 30' 19.9656" E 170° 3' 21.7506"
Parking: Fox Glacier Rd, Fox Glacier
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type:1km Gravel Road Return track duration: 1hr 

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 35m Type of the waterfall: Ribbon



Walking and driving instructions


Fox Glacier Waterfalls are 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.

From the parking follow Fox Glacier Walk (you don't need to pay for it), then almost at the end of the track you'll see a couple of waterfalls on the right hand side. You won’t miss it. Please keep to the official track. Return via the same track.

The walk is more or less easy, but it could be dangerous. Please refer to the Doc site, Hazards section for more information.


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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