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Located on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, 171 kms south of Greymouth and in the heart of the Westland National Park, Fox Glacier is a small town (pop 282) located near the world famous Fox Glacier and the most photographed lake in New Zealand - Lake Matheson.

Besides the Glacier and Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier is also known for the various glow worm caves that surround the area.

At Fox Glacier there is a range of activities ranging from the walks on Fox Glacier with a duration of 3 hours, cycling to Lake Matheson, scenic helicopter flights of Mt Cook, Fox, Tasman and Franz Josef Glaciers.

Visitors to Fox Glacier will find a small but comfortable township with two Hotels, a good selection of motel, hostel and motor camp accommodation and several restaurants. Despite being in the wilderness, the town has all essential services including a good garage, a district nurse and Visitors Centre and Department of Conservation Office.

Fox Glacier is near the beginning to the Copeland Track. Travel to and from the Track from the west coast end, is by InterCity Coachlines.