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Glacier Country

From the mountains to the sea, Glacier Country offers something for everyone.

Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier are the most accessible rivers of ice in the world, plunging down through rainforest almost to sea level.

We have beautiful wetlands, beaches, grasslands, lakes, mountains and forests of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and the northern part of the UNESCO World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu right on our doorstep–and welcoming locals waiting to make you feel at home!

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Join us to make new friends, find out about events and get involved in your new community.

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Coordinator - Sarah

Sarah - Glacier Country Newcomers Network


My name is Sarah and I work for the Fox Glacier Community Development Society. I moved to Fox Glacier 6 years ago from Australia.

Glacier Country sees a huge influx of seasonal staff every summer – it’s my goal to bring together all those newcomers and help them to fall in love with the area – just as I did!

Please come along to the Community Centre in Fox Glacier and have a chat, and find out what’s on in the area – and I’d love to hear your ideas for activities and events!

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