Make no mistake, Fox Glacier relies more on its picturesque nature and glacial attractions than its lively downtown atmosphere. This is the kind of town that makes for a great getaway for anyone seeking peace and relaxation. However, with that said, there's still plenty of adventure to be found such as white-water rafting and wilderness treks.
Homely accommodation is easy to find in this quaint town with many single-storey hotels featuring lush green lawns and the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. The Misty Peaks only has five guest rooms, making for a more personal experience, while The Westhaven features studio apartments and an outdoor barbeque area.
Rustic lodges amongst the mountains
Cuddle up together in a cosy lodge while visiting the town of Fox Glacier. At the Fox Glacier Lodge, you can reside in timber rooms with double spa baths. With mountain bikes available for hire at the lodge, it's very easy to get out and explore the surrounding nature.
Speaking of, while in the area you may want to pay a visit to the town's namesake, Fox Glacier, the longest glacier in the area. Afterwards, you might want to consider staying at the Fox Alpine Retreat, which has self-contained cottages that can sleep large groups of up to six people.
Boutique and charming inns and B&Bs
Feel at home with the friendly community of Fox Glacier by residing in a family-run B&B or local inn. Although it's not a large town, Fox Glacier still has enough places to eat, drink and purchase fond mementos. However, the major draw is the natural surrounds, and you can embark on guided treks through the alpine wilderness.
Reflection Lodge, sitting next to a private lake, offers spacious gardens and cosy rooms with views of the mountains. Go a little more boutique at the Distinction Fox Glacier, where you can begin your day with a hearty breakfast, before ending it nestled into a comfy chair enjoying a drink on your private balcony.