Fox Glacier Moraine in Fox Glacier Village, New Zealand - Encircle Photos

21 Fox Glacier Moraine in Fox Glacier Village, New Zealand

Approximately 12 miles from Franz Josef Glacier is another popular feature of Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Fox Glacier travels 7.5 miles while squeezing between the Passchendaele and Chancellor Ridges. Around 18,000 years ago, its ice flow – reaching a depth of nearly 1,000 feet – ended 7.5 miles farther to the Tasman Sea. The moraine it left behind is now this scenic Fox River Valley. To experience the terminal face, turn off State Highway 6 onto Glacier View Road until you reach the parking lot. Then follow the 1.5 mile easy Valley Walk. Guided tours are available. The glacier’s namesake is Sir William Fox. He was Premier of New Zealand four times in the mid-19th century. The glacier’s Māori name is Te Moeka o Tuawe.

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Fox Glacier Car Park, Westland National Park 7886, New Zealand

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