The majority of Fox Glacier accommodation is located in Fox Glacier village.
Fox Glacier village is located on State Highway 6, on the South Island's West Coast. It's around two hours drive from Hokitika, about three to four hours drive from Wanaka, and around thirty minutes drive from the equally scenic Franz Josef.
The village has a range of places to stay, together with a selection of bars, pubs, restaurants, gift shops, a petrol station, and a small supermarket.
Please note: If you are heading South, Fox Glacier is the final place to obtain fuel for 120 kilometers.
The actual Fox Glacier is located around five kilometers from the village. You can see the glacier by walking from the carpark on Fox Glacier Access Rd to the terminal face of the glacier.
There are also various other walks in the area, and a wide range of guided tours, heli flights, snow landings and ice walks.
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You can learn lots more on the informative Department of Conservation (DOC) website here.
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Here are two inexpensive Fox Glacier accommodation options
Ivory Towers Backpacker Lodge
Location: 33-35 Sullivan's Rd Fox Glacier village (see on map)
Centrally located in Fox Glacier village, Ivory Towers is the perfect budget friendly place to base yourself while you explore this amazing part of New Zealand.
Owned by the same family for many years, the hostel offers guests a clean, comfortable place to relax.
With open fires, spacious lounge areas, decking and three fully equipped kitchens, you are sure to have a great stay.
There are a range of room types, with everything from dorm style share rooms, to self contained family rooms. Importantly, they also have a fully compliant disabled unit.
There's a comprehensive video library (with hundreds of movies), a relaxing hot tub and sauna, and free wifi.
Hire bikes are available, and of course the friendly staff are always happy to provide all the information that you need on what to see and do in the area.
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Fox Glacier Top 10 Holiday Park
Location: Kerr Road, Fox Glacier (see on map)
The Fox Glacier Top 10 Holiday Park is the perfect stopover.
Their range of accommodation includes studio, one and two bedroom motel units, cabins, campsites (both powered and non-powered) and a large tent area.
The setting is stunning and covers around ten acres. With the Southern Alps towering in the distance, a relaxing stay is almost a certainty, particularly if you choose to make use of the hot tub, which looks out towards the mountains. Beautiful!
There's a large communal kitchen, a very well maintained shower block (with cosy heated floors), free gas BBQ's, a TV room and a coin operated guest laundry.
Kids will love the extensive playground facilities, and will be begging you to hire one of the "fun bikes" for them.
The Fox Glacier Top 10 Holiday Park is very popular with visitors.
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A couple of great mid-range Fox Glacier accommodation choices
Mt Cook View Hotel
Location: 203 Cook Flat Rd. Fox Glacier (see on map)
Check out the views! How could you not want to stay here?
Located a couple of kilometers from the village, along the road to Lake Matheson, the Mt Cook View Motel is very aptly named.
As the sun sets of an evening, it's a real treat to watch the changing colors as the light slowly fades over Mt Cook.
It's difficult to imagine a motel with better views than this. But it's not just the views that guests love about this motel.
It's a peaceful, clean, modern haven, and the perfect spot to use as a base whilst exploring the region.
Rooms range from studio rooms to one and two bed units.
All have Sky TV, free wifi, good heating (including toasty electric blankets), and fully equipped kitchens.
Six units even have spa baths.
They also offer a booking service for local activities (try a glacier walk, or a heli flight and snow landing!).
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Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Boutique Hotel
Location: Main Rd. Fox Glacier (see on map)
Centrally located in the village, the Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Boutique Hotel is a beautiful hotel and highly rated by guests.
Although it's centrally located, the setting is private and peaceful, and it has a lovely ambiance.
All rooms are
very well appointed. Together with a bedroom, lounge area and ensuite, each room also has a balcony. A morning coffee, looking out over the majestic surrounds is one of life's little pleasures.
The hotel offers free WiFi, undercover parking (no charge) and a relaxing lounge area with a fire and library. Take some time to relax here and take in the views.
The restaurant offers wonderful breakfasts, a perfect way to start your day's adventure.
They also provide a booking service for all of the local attractions.
This is a really nice spot to stay and highly recommended.
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Something a little upmarket in Fox Glacier
The Church at Fox
Location: 5 Main Rd. Fox Glacier (see on map)
Located in the heart of Fox Glacier village, The Church at Fox is a luxurious self contained retreat.
Built in 1954, and used as a church for around 50 years, this beautiful escape was converted in 2013 to a luxurious short stay experience.
The owners have thought of everything, in an effort to make your stay here something to truly remember.
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