Wanaka to Fox Glacier
- 5 hours 30 minutes
- Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
- Offered in: English and 3 more
Travel over the breathtaking Southern Alps and into the untamed beauty of the West Coast on a full day sightseeing tour from Wanaka to Fox Glacier.
As you leave beautiful Lake Wanaka, enjoy picture-postcard scenery of massive mountain peaks and crystal-clear blue lakes. Your driver guide will entertain and inform you throughout your journey, pointing out sites of interest and explaining the history of the region.
Take a break in Makarora, on the edge of beautiful Mount Aspiring National Park, and enjoy the peaceful scenery of mountains, river and native bush. Then cross over the Alps at Haast Pass and onto the wild and remote West Coast. This sparsely-populated area boasts an awe-inspiring landscape of vast rainforests, thundering waterfalls and snow-capped mountains.
In the early afternoon, stop for a break at the South Westland Salmon Farm at Paringa in Westland Tai Poutini National Park – a small boutique enterprise set in native forest. Your one-way tour concludes in the village of Fox Glacier, your base for exploration of the area. A moving river of ice approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 miles) long, the Fox Glacier is enclosed by sheer rock walls and some of New Zealand’s highest mountain peaks. Ask your driver about guided tours of the glacier.
For daily bus connections further up the West Coast to Greymouth and beyond, visit intercity.co.nz. InterCity’s daily bus services link up with the TranzAlpine train service to Christchurch and services further north to Nelson and Picton.
- Operates daily
- West Coast scenery
- Haast Pass
- Entertaining driver commentary
- South Island lakes
- Luxury coach with onboard toilet and leather reclining seats
- Free WiFi and onboard USB charging docks
10:10 amDepart from Log Cabin on Lakefront, 100 Ardmore St
11:00 amMorning tea stop, Makarora
2:15 pmAfternoon tea stop, Paringa Salmon Farm
3:40 pmArrive at Fox Glacier Guides Building, Main Road
Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
Free Cancellation up to 2 hours in advance
Reference tour code: GSWKAFGL