- One of New Zealand’s biggest natural attractions
- The ultimate way to appreciate the glacier’s scale and beauty
New Zealand’s Fox Glacier, or to give it its Maori name, Te Moeka o Tuawe, is a vast,
spectacular glacier and one of the few that exist in close proximity to both an ocean and a
rainforest. This unique setting, and the speed of the ice flow (up to 3 metres a day in some
areas) makes it a major visitor attraction on the South Island. You’ll take a memorable
helicopter flight over Fox Glacier to enjoy superlative views of the surrounding landscape
that most people miss.
This flight has everything. Admire stunning panoramas of glacier icefalls, deep crevasses and
neves, and astonishing views from ocean to Alps. Cross over the rugged spine of the
Southern Alps and circle the peak of Aoraki / Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in New
Zealand, before actually making a landing on the glacier itself for a walk on the snow. The
trek to the Fox Glacier is a very popular activity, but if you really want to get a sense of its
scale, then the best way to do that is by helicopter. A truly unforgettable flight.