Bus and Coach
Services From Fox Glacier
on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, in the heart of
the Westland National Park, 171 kms south of Greymouth and 25 Kms from Franz
Josef, Fox Glacier is a small town (pop 310) 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.
When you arrive at Fox Glacier you immediately feel relaxed in its
intimate, village atmosphere. It has a stunning outlook across
surrounding farms and offers breathtaking views of New Zealand’s highest
peaks Aoraki (Mt Cook) and Mt Tasman. Tucked discreetly into the
rainforest-clad foothills of the Southern Alps, the town was founded
when gold was discovered.
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 the the home of Lake Matheson. Located five minutes'
drive from Fox township. Take the 1 hour 30 minute walk around the lake
to see the beautiful reflection of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. The
track is well maintained, and there are boardwalks and specially made
platforms for getting the right angle for your pictures.
Fox Glacier is near the beginning to the Copeland Track.
Fox Glacier to Christchurch by combined bus and train travel that includes
travel on the world famous
Fox Glacier is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses with reclining seats and foot
Newmans Coachlines operate premier
services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and onboard toilet/washroom
InterCity Coachlines operates the
overnight bus service between Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo,
Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland or vice versa, connecting at Wellington with
Cook Strait ferry services
from Picton to Wellington that operating between the South and North
Islands. The Starlighter service features reclining seats with
foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning
controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes two refreshment/comfort
stops on route.
you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty from
Fox Glacier, there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go'
bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and
value for money travel.
Your 'Book As You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass, allows
you to travel through out New Zealand on New Zealand's largest regional and
national bus, coach, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing network, that
includes Cook Strait ferry sailings between the North and South Islands,
sightseeing tours - like dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands and
Travel is discounted, so you will be saving money, as you travel
plus it gives you total freedom to alter your plans whenever you want.
Set your own itinerary and travel when you want, as your 'Book As
You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you can
stay a while and leave when you please.