Last Updated on 22nd July 2019 by admin
The Fox Glacier and the Franz Josef Glacier are among the most accessible glaciers in the world, extending through the rainforest almost to sea level. The glaciers cover almost half of the Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park area.
The Franz Josef Glacier is about 12 km long and is only 19 km from the Tasman Sea. Fox Glacier is just 20-minute drive from the Franz Josef Glacier and is about 13 km long.
These glaciers are one of the most impressive spectacles of nature and are also easily accessible to mountaineers and hikers. In the heart of the west coast, these two glaciers fall from the mountains to the waves of the Tasman Coast
Fox Glacier was named in honor of Sir William Fox, the New Zealand Prime Minister after a visit in 1872. Franz Josef Glacier named by Julius von Haast in honor of the Emperor of Austria Franz Josef.
Beauty alone reigns in this place of New Zealand due to the Fox and the Franz Josef Glacier. What are your thoughts on this?