Glacier Country Visitors Guide

Glacier Country New Zealand is beautiful scenery, mighty glaciers, primeval rainforests, gourmet experiences, scenic flights, family fun, ice treks, unique wildlife, meandering walking trails, awe inspiring day hikes, rugged beaches and friendly hospitality.!

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New Zealand's Glacier Country, on the South Island's West Coast, is at the heart of the broader UNESCO World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand. The main townships, Fox Glacier Village and Franz Josef Village are about 25 minutes drive apart and both offer visitors their own unique West Coast flavour. Our official visitors guide introduces to you the wide range of activities, accommodation, restaurants and services at both the Franz Josef Glacier Village and the Fox Glacier Village plus the smaller communities of Okarito, Whataroa, Bruce Bay and Paringa. The Glaciers   Experience West Coast Hospitality

There's an excellent range of places to stay in Glacier Country catering to all tastes and budgets. Choose from hotels, motels, lodges, bed & breakfasts, backpackers and holiday parks set amongst rainforest and beautiful untouched scenery. Visitors have a selection of dining options as well as great opportunities for shopping. The Glaciers   Explore

Active adventure, relaxation, family fun, New Zealand's Glacier Country offers something for everyone. Journey deep into the towering rainforests, explore the blue ice caves of the glaciers, tackle a trout on a beautiful lake, jetboat up a glacial river, or contemplate the mountain reflections in Lake Matheson. Choose from glacier tours, heli-hikes, scenic flights, horse treks, hot pools, boat trips, kayaking, quad biking, skydiving and more. The diverse range of activities in and around Fox Glacier & Franz Josef are available all year round. The Glaciers   Plan your Visit has everything you need to plan your visit:
* Daily glacier access updates
* Visitor Maps for Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Villages
* Live weather cameras for Fox Glacier and
Franz Josef Glacier
* Suggested itineraries and ideas for family fun, adventure & living history
* Walking tracks guide, from half hour walks to multi-day hikes
* Information on our unique history, flora & fauna & the glaciers
* Glacier Country Photos & Stories
* Comprehensive listings for accommodation, activities & attractions - contact operators direct.

From the mountains to the sea, you won't want to miss any of it.

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