New Zealand’s natural wonders reaches an epitome with the gigantic Fox Glacier situated in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The Glacier is one of the primary tourist attractions in the South Island and the entire village is named after it. The view here is spectacular and attracts at least around 1000 visitors each day who come to marvel at this artwork of nature.
The Glacier is mighty in size and stretches over 13 whole kilometers. It is fed by 4 separate glaciers and at the end of its 13 km journey the glacier falls at a height of 2600m. It is one of the few glaciers in the world that seems to end among the lush rainforest found only 300m above sea level. The outflow of this glacier is what makes the Fox River. Despite its intriguing beauty, the advancing nature of the glacier makes it prone to occasional collapsing. However, accidents are almost never if you follow the safety instruction provided and stay behind the barriers.
The Fox River was named after Sir William Fox; the prime minister of New Zealand in 1872. It is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world and hence makes a very popular tourist attraction. Around Fox glacier other places of interest can be found. You can get detailed information on the glacier and other attractions surrounding at the Fox Glacier village just 6km from this attraction. 46km down you can find the Bruce Bay and 23 km north east the Franz Josef Glacier can be found.
The peace and tranquility you will experience in this village makes it a very relaxing place to visit. The breathtaking views you can find in the fox glacier village is akin to the paradise nature of New Zealand.
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