Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Highlights
New Zealand's two most famous glaciers are major attractions in their own right. The frosty majesty of these mighty cascades of ice juggernauting their way toward the sea are the highlight of Westland Tai Poutini National Park in New Zealand's South Island. Franz Josef is considered the more visually impressive glacier, while the walk to Fox is shorter and gets you closer to the ice.
The region's heavy tourist traffic is catered for in the twin picture-postcard towns of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Franz Josef is livelier but Fox has more Alpine-village charm. The best way to experience the awe-inspiring splendor of the glaciers is on a guided walking tour.