Te Moeka o Tuawe - Fox Glacier 7/10
One of many rocky streams as seen on the Chalet Lookout Track. The track is a a 3 hour tramp through temperate rainforest and climbs up to about 450m to offer fantastic views of the Fox Glacier.
The Fox Glacier (Te Moeka o Tuawe in Māori) is a 13 km (8.1 mi) long glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It was named in 1872 after a visit by the then Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir William Fox.
Fed by four alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier falls 2,600m on its 13 km journey from the Southern Alps down to the coast, with it having the distinction of being one of the few glaciers to end among lush temperate rainforest only 300 metres above sea level. Although retreating throughout most of the last 100 years, it has been advancing since 1985 and in 2006 the average rate of advance was about a metre a week.