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Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

Just a short drive from Hokitika is the start of Glacier Country. Go here on a day trip or add it as a stop on your West Coast touring route.

1.5 hours south to Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

  • The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are at the heart of the broader UNESCO World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand. 
  • The West Coast is one of only two places in the world where you can view glaciers descending into temperate rainforest and they are the most accessible glaciers in the world.
  • Do a guided glacier walk!

1.5 hours south to Okarito

  • The picturesque village on the sea is home to a large lagoon with an abundance of birdlife.
  • Hike the Trig Walk for magnificant view, magnificent birdlife.
  • see it by kayaking on the large lagoon here) and unique examples of local history. 

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