Best Fox Glacier Honeymoon Activities

THE BEST Things to Do for Honeymoon in Fox Glacier

Best Fox Glacier Honeymoon Activities

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  • GlobeTrotters4001
    Brisbane, Australia803 contributions
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    We have been doing this walk for many, many years as tourists. We've mainly come in spring and early summer, and you can either get a perfectly calm mirror lake (and then the light might be all wrong), or a breezy day, or an absolutely wet, miserable day. Whether it's dawn or dusk or during the day, we've enjoyed the view from Reflection Island or the extended loop walk.

    On this occasion, we did both a dusk and a dawn walk to Reflection Island over two days. Unfortunately, on our dusk walk which was on a lovely fine evening in May, we find the lake was full of honking geese rippling the water as they swam, together with a slight breeze also ruffling the surface of the lake. So, no quiet contemplation while awaiting the setting sun (which was difficult this occasion as well because of chatting tourists). You can never tell. But we got a lovely view of the rays of the setting sun glistening off the Alps - better I feel in the Spring and Summer months as the sun rises and sets at a more southerly angle. Our preference has always been the months of late August. But even seasoned professionals may never get the perfect reflection - we just enjoy the walk and the quiet contemplation during the early hours of a cold misty morning (maybe listen to birdsong if you can avoid honking geese and tourists on cell phones). It's a decent walk even the shorter way to just Reflection Island - not a purely level track, but doable for most with reasonable fitness. Will we do it again when we're next in Fox - yes.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Stephen & Sue
    Canberra, Australia2,594 contributions
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    Like its neighbour Franz Josef, Fox Glacier has retreated so far in recent years it can now only be seen from a distance, after a walk to a lookout.
    The Franz Josef walk is much shorter, but the Fox Glacier walk is a lovely 1-2 hour return, which can also be done by bike.
    After parking just beyond the bridge you follow a 4 wheel drive track along the river and then up the hill. It soon gets into the rainforest, with frequent views of the river alongside.
    The lookout is a hole cut through the forest, 2-3 klms away, which gives you a nice, if distant look at the glacier.
    On the walk back make sure you take the short diversion into the Moraine walk, which loops back on to the main track. The rainforest in here is dense, and stunning. Ferns, moss, trees, it’s a wonderful little walk.
    However this is not open to bikes, and not suitable for anyone with mobility issues as it’s quite rough.
    And ignore Google maps – there is no longer any access from the northside and no other bridge across the river - it’s all been washed away in the massive flood of a few years back.
    Written 12 February 2023
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  • Prantik Bera
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India184 contributions
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    We were lucky to get a good weather during our planned fox glacier helihike activity. The helicopter ride was smooth and the views of the glacier were amazing from above. And then we landed on it, for exploring the glacier surface. The guides gave us all necessary equipments and instructions for the adventure. Then we walked along the uneven glacial surface and explored different ice structures and arches. We got ample photo opportunities, tasted the glacial water(take a bottle to fill up if possible, it tastes heavenly) directly from the little streams and also went inside a narrow arch made of ice. The activity is an absolute must do when in the glacier country in New Zealand South Island.
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • Navigator31099266424
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    Absolutely amazing and unforgettable experience! Lovely, friendly and helpful team who are all very well versed, safe and enthusiastic making for a 11/10 experience! A must do when in Franz Josef! And no one jumps higher! #18,000ft!
    Written 23 October 2023
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