Fox, Mt

This is a really worthwhile walk with amazing views over Fox Glacier and out to the coast. However, it is increadibly steep and does require a really early start and a pocket of fine West Coast weather to ensure that you get to see the awesome views!

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,345 m (4,413 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region West Coast
Location Coordinates 43° 29′ 49″ S, 170° 0′ 4″ E
Nearest Town/s Fox Glacier
LINZ Topographic map/s BX15 Fox Glacier
Range Southern Alps
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 8 hours (return)
Distance 7.4 km (4.6 mi)
Start/End Points Thirsty Culvert, SH 6, approx 3km south of Fox Glacier
Difficulty Help.gif Hard
Track conditions Help.gif Marked Route, Scramble, Ladders/Ropes, Steep embankments, Overgrown track, Snow/Ice (seasonal)
Season Help.gif You could walk up here all year round. However, if you want to avoid the snow and icy conditions the summer months are probably the most appropriate.
Sights Views, Birds, Bush, Forest , Awesome views of Fox Glacier, its neve and the Southern Alps in one direction, views out to the coast in the other. Fantastic!
Hazards Alpine weather, Snow, Mist, High winds, Avalanches, Lack of signage

Getting There

Drive approx 3km south from Fox Glacier to Thirsty Culvert where there is a small layby that you can park in.

Google Earth Map

Our Recommended Route

Straight up the hill from SH6. It’s a bit of a gut buster, but well worth the effort if you get there before the clouds come in. Some amazing views.